what can i spray on my hosta plants they have holes in all the leaves (any household solutions i see no bugs o

Question by Jacquelin h: what can i spray on my hosta plants they have holes in all the leaves (any household solutions i see no bugs o

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Answer by Rainbow
If you want a household solution, try one part soap to two parts water. I usually use Seven, though. It is non-toxic, and it comes in powder or spray. Seven controls most residential pests.

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5 Responses to “what can i spray on my hosta plants they have holes in all the leaves (any household solutions i see no bugs o”

  1. vafore says:

    It may not be bugs. Try watering the roots of the hosta, not the leaves.

  2. Andrea M says:

    Slugs eat hostas. They like the dark dampness. Look under rocks and boards for them. Put salt directly on the slugs.
    When such an easy solution exists, why spend money on poison?

  3. Billy C. says:

    Sounds like leaf burn. If they’re getting too much sun, or if the leaves are wet and in the sun, holes with burn into the leaves. Water the roots, and not the leaves and possibly provide some shade. Hosta do better in the shade.

  4. yep_yep_2004 says:

    Sounds like you have slugs. They eat in the cool of night until early morning and they love hostas.

    There is a slug bait you can get at Lowes, Home Depot, or your local hardware store, that is a dry powder. You sprinkle it on the ground around your hostas, and the slugs will eat it instead. Takes care of the problem, usually with a couple of doses. Use as directed though because it is a persticide.

    Another really old trick to use is any kind of beer. Let it warm to room temperature, pour in a shallow pie pan about 1/2″ to 1″ deep. Set the pans out in the evening around your hostas. The fermintation of the beer will attract the slugs, they’ll crawl into the pan, and drown in the beer.

  5. virtualyfunny says:

    No need to buy any spray because the holes in all the leaves of your hosta were eaten by slugs. Go get slug bait, available in grocery stores, hardware stores and nurseries.

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