Is there anything I can spray on my hosta plant to keep bugs from eating them?

Question by jdnmsedsacrasac1: Is there anything I can spray on my hosta plant to keep bugs from eating them?

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Answer by salamanderscorpion
human feces

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4 Responses to “Is there anything I can spray on my hosta plant to keep bugs from eating them?”

  1. ladiej says:

    soapy water, or a mixture of 1/4 white vinager + 3/4 water! Good luck

  2. jupyter_flew says:

    You can just use your old, dirty dishwater! Collect some of the water in a pan and pour it into a watering can or even use a pitcher to pour it over the plants. This works really well on hostas and mums, but also can be used on other hardy plants. Many bugs do not like their lunch spoiled by a soapy aftertaste! For a stronger solution, mix 3 Tablespoons of liquid detergent into a gallon of water, I prefer Dawn, but any will do. Use this weekly.

    If you’ve got slugs, put out a saucer of beer. The slugs will crawl into it and die.

    Non-Organic method:
    You can also buy Sevin Dust in the garden pesticide aisle of Wal Mart or Lowe’s for less than $5 for a big bag. Pour it into a shaker container (an empty Parmesan cheese shaker is great for this) and then sprinkle it all over your Hostas. It can be used on lots of plants, even dogs for fleas, and kills all sorts of bugs and beetles.

  3. The Muse says:

    I grow garlic near mine and that seems to keep leaf miners, etc. away.

    The Muse

  4. Janice W says:

    It is usually the slugs that do the damage. One tip is to put slug pellets down really early in the year before the first shoots appear. You could also try to catch the little perishers at night, use a torch, pick them off and put them in a bucket with salt. Good luck.

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