Sunday, March 11, 2012
My fig is in! Garden centres and slug bait.
Jess and I went on a garden centre extravaganza today. I found a large terracotta plant dish. It was glazed...presto...birdbath. I have an upturned pot by the greenhouse. It has a depression in the bottom which is full of water. The birds have been using it as a water source and a birdbath all winter. I want to provide them with a larger dish.
Jess has a huge terrace at her new condo. We picked up a bunch of veg and flower seeds for her. I'm going to provide her with tomato plants. She grabbed some netting and plant ties. She's good to go.
I have been looking for Sluggo for a week. I've checked Home Depot, Marigold, Elk Lake, Home Hardware and Capital Iron. I had all but given up. I wrote to the company that makes Sluggo and they told me that I would find it as Scott's Ecosense slug and snail bait or slug b gone. (I don't really want to buy from Scotts, but no one else seems to make this type of bait in Canada. I finally located it at, gulp, Walmart. A double whammy.) It is composed of Iron Phosphate which is supposed to break down in the soil as it is a naturally occurring compound in soil. Thank you Erica of Northwest Edible Life!!
Posted by Erin at 10:01 pm