Gardening tips......

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Gardening tips......
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Sat, 03-26-2011 - 7:32am

For all you green thumbers out there, or want-to-be's (like me!)

Maria

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Tue, 03-29-2011 - 2:30pm
That's really interesting! My neighbor got baby ducks last year, they are full grown now, to keep all of the slugs in check. She got a puppy and didn't want to risk using slug bait. They really like to eat them!

Everything is just starting to bloom here, I'm a pretty amateur gardener though. I don't know if I have any tips of my own!

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Tue, 03-29-2011 - 3:28pm

Hi. You can tell your neighber that if the ducks stop eating the slugs, a little beer in a shallow dish does the trick too!

Maria

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Tue, 03-29-2011 - 3:29pm
Really? I did not know that one, I'm going to have to try that. Very cool!

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Wed, 03-30-2011 - 10:41am

It is cool!

Maria

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Wed, 03-30-2011 - 10:46am
That sounds much easier than caring for live ducks! Although it is pretty cool to see the ducks wandering around, I just wished they realized that the middle of the road isn't a good place to hang out. They pay no attention to traffic.

I'm not too worried about the dogs, the slugs are in the back where they don't go without me. Thanks!