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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 12:37 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Does your garage or shed qualifiy for a hazardous waste disposal cleanup? Just how many and what kind of bags, bottles and boxes of garden treatments are living in your storage areas? How do you store them all? Which are your favorites and where do you buy them?

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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 2:53 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ok, OK, just in case anybody is shaking their heads and saying What??? The Sorrento Ricotta container is full of Alfalfa Meal, which comes in a 50lb bag. The other small clear plastic container contains powderized Mycorrhizza.
Imagercn48
Jul 20, 2010 3:10 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Rolling on the floor laughing You read my mind! Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 3:28 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Of course YOU would notice!! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Imagewoodthrush
Jul 20, 2010 6:49 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
I've got Ortho Bug-Geta and Sluggo for snails. Next year, I think I will definitelly go back to Escar-go.

And Bayer 2in1 Systemic Rose Food - I use this on everything. The odor seems to help keep voles at bay. A few years back, I noticed they didn't dig in potted plants that were treated, so now I keep it sprinkled in as many beds as I can.
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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 9:54 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks, Pam, I have also used most of those products. Most of them are readily available. Where do you buy the Escar-go?
Imagewoodthrush
Jul 20, 2010 10:31 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
Sign up for their catalog. In the spring, they usually have a $25.00 off coupon from a $50 or more purchase. So I buy a few bags. I haven't tried this new, improved one yet. Says it kills earwigs.
http://www.gardensalive.com/product.asp?pn=2967&bhcd2=127964...
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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 10:55 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Pam, Thanks. I'm not one for spraying a lot of insecticides around my beds. Before I use one I usually make a few attempts with the Neem, Murphy's Oil Soap and Alcohol mixture. When that doesn't work, I go straight to the hard core stuff and break out the Sevin. Hilarious! I only spray it directly on the affected plant.

I've pretty much stopped using the slug bait and poisons as I really didn't find them effective. Plus they are very expensive. Now I only use the diluted Ammonia drenches. I've also not sprayed the hosta with the Sevin to kill the earwigs as I have numerous hosta spread all over my beds and that would just entail dispensing more poison than I want. I treasure my beneficial and pretty bugs and don't want to inhibit their population.
Imagesheryl
Jul 20, 2010 4:56 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
No poisons here- the only chemicals I use is 2, 4-D (broadleaf) and Round-up for the bermuda grass. Soap and water, strong blasts from the hose, maybe some vinegar here and there. So far, so good, although I think I have a few grasshoppers defoliating plants as we speak...

But sometimes other bugs take care of the problems for me!

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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 5:09 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Oh My word, that's an awesome photo Sheryl. Thumbs up
Imagewoodthrush
Jul 20, 2010 5:30 PM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
I won't touch Round-Up. There's a reason there are more and more cancers in pets and a dramatic rise in new cases of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma every year. If Monsanto didn't own our politicians, I don't think it would be on the market here.
Canada and France are already starting to ban sales.
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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 7:17 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I use it as little as possible and then sparingly. It's a last resort solution and I don't have pets or kids.
coleup
Jul 21, 2010 6:20 AM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
Pam, I totally agree with you re: roundup. And, lol, I think monsanto owns a heck of a lot more than politicians world-wide! The wide spread use of roundup and other poisens has seen wide spread resistance to same. Super bugs and super weeds etc keep profits high, but imho "better life thru chemistry" is not the answer.

Maybe instead of extensive warning label details of hazards we as people need to reinstate taboos, along the lines of "evil triumphs when good men do nothing"

Hope is a renewable resource
Imagewoodthrush
Jul 21, 2010 10:18 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
Some employers do random drug test now. I think politicians should undergo random lie detector tests. And a nice little jolt if they are caught in a lie.
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coleup
Jul 21, 2010 11:30 AM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
I'm with you on that one, Pam, and only hope that monsanto et al don't own or acquire the tell the truth gene in humans like they do the "terminator" genes in plants.!
Hope is a renewable resource
Imagestormyla
Jul 21, 2010 8:00 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
This time of year I start thinking about using up a lot of the amendments and fertilizers and such, so that I'll have some room in the garage for the winter stuff. I have so much seed starting products and supplies that never got used this year. I get tired of shifting all of this stuff around.

I try to buy as many concentrates as possible, so that I'm not storing half gallons and gallons of anything over the winter.

Imagewoodthrush
Jul 22, 2010 4:46 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
I don't have anything liquid. Anything leftover in liquids would freeze in the garage in the winter.
Tree frogs started croaking at night here. It's pretty early. I'm trying to remember
if the last time they started so early, it was the year we had snow before Halloween and snow on the ground for the rest of the winter. Hey, we need a weatherlore thread - lol
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Imagestormyla
Jul 22, 2010 6:13 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Pam, You could start one in Magpie Chatter.

I never thought about liquid freezing. My garage is also unheated, but nothing ever freezes out there.
Imagestormyla
Jul 25, 2010 10:19 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Last year I started buying some of Jonathan Green products. Today I broke out the last of one of his bags of organic premergent weed inhibitor. It won't be enough to completely finish up the beds as I continue to mulch. I may just end up using corn gluten, if I can get out to the farm store next week. It's a good 20 miles to the one that sells everything. The corn gluten is really cheap and lots of folks swear by it.
Imagesheryl
Jul 25, 2010 8:02 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Yep, I gotta do it.

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