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    I grow cabbage and lettuce heads by my Sarracenia area so this year, I haven't had as much of a problem. I have a good amount of sluggo and other generic bait from OSH sprinkled, and it seems to take good care of them.

    I actually think I've been getting more into non-CP gardening lately which is funny because it ends up costing more to do things the right way!

    I've planted a 3 dollar tomato plant in a 40 dollar hole at one point last year. Soil amendments, PH correction, feed, earthworms and starter trays really add up fast.
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    The pest you guys are likely seeing is the european brown garden snail:

    http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nurspest...rden_snail.htm

    You can probably guess that they are not native to North America... just as with other wonderful pests such as fire ants, they were brought here. NAN has a good suggestion in the decollate snail. They are a natural means to lower the garden snail populations without having to resort to chemicals that can harm your pets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    I see OSH is selling predatory Decollate snails. That's an option.

    I couldn't find them at the OSH in Northern California and the www.organiccontrol.com web site states that the Decollate Snails are only available to those with Southland zip codes; but it does appear that there are other sites were they may be obtained.

    I recognize the shells; they must be here in some small number . . .
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    place all your plants with their water trays in an even larger water tray or saucer. then fill up the larger water tray with a nice thin layer of salt..........hehehehehehehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    I couldn't find them at the OSH in Northern California and the www.organiccontrol.com web site states that the Decollate Snails are only available to those with Southland zip codes; but it does appear that there are other sites were they may be obtained. . .
    I guess they don't want to endanger the banana slugs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    I guess they don't want to endanger the banana slugs...
    Yep,

    "In California the CA Dept F&G restricts the use of Decollate snails to Fresno, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Tulare & Ventura Counties."
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    Bella, if you're in the San Jose area, I could give you a cup of sluggo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
    Bella, if you're in the San Jose area, I could give you a cup of sluggo?
    Thanks . . .

    I do have some Sluggo on hand but keeping them out of the water-filled trays seems the current challenge -- that and destroying eggs wherever I can find them. Last night, I combed through every tray and found over fifteen small snails and innumerable tiny slugs. The slugs went into the pitchers and the snails under foot or on the street.

    This has been, by far, the worst season for snails; and I don't recall finding one in those same trays in 2009 . . .
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