Spring Garden Tips
Beer for Hostas

Holes in your hosta leaves?  There is an eco-friendly solution to the problem - beer. Slugs are most likely the culprit.  Set out shallow pans, sunk into the ground and filled with beer.  The slugs are attracted to the fermenting yeast, crawl inside and drown.  Or lay a half-filled bottle on its side.  The slugs will crawl in the opening go for the beer and drown.  Plus you have a built in cover preventing the rain from washing away the beer bait.   Tuck the containers under and between plants to keep your garden looking beautiful and tidy.

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