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    • thorsoak
    • By thorsoak 14th Oct 16, 9:14 AM
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    Too late for nematodes?
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:14 AM
    Too late for nematodes? 14th Oct 16 at 9:14 AM
    I have had a plague of the biggest, most horrible slugs this year - even found them in the utility room devouring the cat food!

    I've been using nematodes for the past couple of months (every 2 weeks) but now I'm wondering if I will be wasting them if I continue to use them during the winter??
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 14th Oct 16, 9:38 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:38 AM
    It depends where you are - they don't really survive below 5% so you could be throwing your money away if you are in a colder area. Certainly stop at first frost.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Oct 16, 9:13 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:13 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:13 PM
    Nematodes? As in parasitic roundworms?

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

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    • splishsplash
    • By splishsplash 14th Oct 16, 10:10 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:10 PM
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    I like slugs (and snails) but I have a visceral reaction to the thought of nematodes. They remind me too much of what a new stray cata can yak up before I can get them dosed . Sooo nasty.
    I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.
    • Corona
    • By Corona 14th Oct 16, 10:41 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:41 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:41 PM
    I've only ever used nematodes for vine weevils and then only in August (or early September if it's mild). Depends where you live / what the weather is doing (as someone-else has already pointed out). I would ask myself: what's the worse mistake I could make: pay for nematodes when it's too cold to use them, or not use them when I could have done? Your answer will tell you what to do
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