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Grubs in container


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lilibet13-Jul-06 09:31 PM EST 5b   
Shari14-Jul-06 11:46 AM EST 6   
Shari14-Jul-06 11:46 AM EST 6   
Sophie21-Jul-08 09:27 AM EST 5b   


Subject: Grubs in container
From: lilibet
Zone: 5b
Date: 13-Jul-06 09:31 PM EST

I have grubs eating the roots of my container plants. Do you know what I can apply to the soil to get rid of them?


Subject: RE: Grubs in container
From: Shari (sharishabits@telus.net)
Zone: 6
Date: 14-Jul-06 11:46 AM EST

What do the grubs look like?


Subject: RE: Grubs in container
From: Shari (sharishabits@telus.net)
Zone: 6
Date: 14-Jul-06 11:46 AM EST

What do the grubs look like?


Subject: RE: Grubs in container
From: Sophie
Zone: 5b
Date: 21-Jul-08 09:27 AM EST

Handpick or use grey water from your dishes. Look carefully at the outside bottom, this is prime bugland. Carpenters can move into the base of the pot through drainage holes. If the problem is critical, repot. I wouldn't bother with chemicals as they expensive, dangerous and unnecessary, but that's just me(and a large crew of other enlightened growers).

Are they actually grubs? These are the larva of beetles and are pretty juicy looking compared to say maggots (uncomposted organics in soil) or moth larva (on leaves). Identifying a specific pest really helps in figuring out the best way to deal with it. Good luck.


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