Well if they don't want to go over, we hope that they won't want to go under
either. BUT, early days of the experiment.
WATCH THIS SPACE.
If it works :-))
If it doesn't work? Well at least I have, as always, been honest :-))
Every year I ask where can I purchase an ounce of iron phosphate ?
Sluggo and others consist of 1% iron phosphate and 99 % breads or a
Active ingredient 1% for expensive box .
Bill who would dissolve iron phosphate in soda.
Interesting that you mention this. Just recently on a local TV gardening
program I was watching a caller asked the same question of our 'organic
guru'. He explained that the other '90%' inert ingredient served two
purposes. 1. to facilitate proper and easy distribution. 2. to serve as an
attractant. Apparently just spraying or flinging iron phosphate around won't
do much, it rapidly dissipates, assimilates, can't remember the exact term
used, into the soil and is quickly rendered ineffective. If you just pile it
the slugs won't be drawn to it and eat it.
If you really want to do DIY Sluggo I'd look up a copy of the MSDS sheet,
get the exact chemical name and google 'chemical suppliers'. I just did that
and one of the first hits of 'affordable, free shipping' supplier's smallest
amount available was $689.00. You may wish to search further. I can buy a
whole lot of Sluggo for 600 bucks.
Just drives me batty that a cheap chemical has such a premium. I've
been to drug stores and chemical providers to no avail. I've helped
create MSDS docs in the past dealing with Titanium Dioxide.
You may be able to purchase a lot of sluggo for $600 but each year I'd
guess $30 or more hence my quest as one ounce would be a lifetime
I'll ask again next year ;))
That is what Bill was talking about Val. Buying the ferric phosphate
(Fe+++ PO4---) to add to bread, or mushed banana, or whatever. If your
going to buy the commercial product, Home Despot has a ferric phosphate
bait for about half the price of Sluggo. The idea, though, was to cut
out the middleman:-)
The heart asks pleasure first/The promise 4:52
The Piano Soundtracks 1 4/10/08 6:57 PM
My other is getting a high tech knee replacement in two days and the
jest of it is I will be busy. Mean while music is great to garden too
and heal by.
Have you searched using ferric phosphate?
Iron phosphate hydrate (is this the same) from fisher scientific
Maybe these will help??
On 10/5/08 18:39, in article
Bill, 'Mike' thrives on trying to disrupt a uk gardening group, because most
there have his number and ignore him. Hence this cross-posting which he
knows is bad for everyone concerned in all countries, as we all garden in
different climates with entirely different pests. He's muddying the waters
to get attention he can't get on uk groups. Whatever you can or can't buy in
USA may not be available in UK.
My post recommending the organic slug pellets was sent to a uk group but was
turned into a crosspost by 'Mike' because he has been trying to irritate me
for years. That's his saddo problem but I am sorry that he's turned it into
yours, potentially. I have absolutely no idea if the slug killer I
recommended is available outside UK so I apologise to those from other
countries who may be misled by my post to UK but by Mike Crowe's design,
(I come from Jersey too. The original island. ;-)) )
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