I'm new here. Been looking for a great Garden Message board. I saw a great show today on HGTV and they offered a few tips for gardeners, so I thought I would share them;
1. 1/2 water & 1/2 Ammonia to spray on those disgusting slugs -
2. Use a paper bag and put some Self Rising Flour in it, then poke a few holes in the bottom to sprinkle on your cabbage babies. Do it early so that the worms who love to eat the cabbage eat it and then as the temperature rises, the flour rises and kills the worms.
3. Using hot chili pepper to keep squirrels, ground hogs, other pests from going in your garden, or good for using with your bulbs. You can sprinkle the hot stuff right on the bulbs when you plant them, and then also some on top of it to keep pests from digging in after them.
I have a HUGE problem here with pests - between the squirrels and the ground hogs, they usually don't leave much behind. But I'm hoping this year to change that with some new tips I'm learning.
Hope this helps some - I look forward to seeing what actually works the best -