1 1/2 teaspoon of yeast
POUR the brown sugar and the yeast into a 1-gallon jug, fill with warm water and let mixture sit two days uncovered. Do not put the lid on!
POUR the mixture into small containers and place among the plants. I use those little Hormel Kids Chicken and Noodle microwaveable containers for they are deep enough that the slug cannot climb out. The yeast is what attracts them, and they will go wild for it.
CHANGE out the mixture in the slug traps every two days.
Dr. John Dixon writes, "I am sending a picture of a 'Moon' flower that a friend gave me. I do not know anything about it. It has bloomed and has what appear to be some seedpods. Do you know how to take care of it over the winter?"
I'm not sure about this one, John, so I am asking for help from my readers! Anyone know about moonflowers?
Wayne, we'll miss you
Wayne Bennett, West Virginia University Putnam County extension agent, will retire at the end of September. Wayne's vast knowledge of agriculture, horticulture and home gardening combined with his kind and helpful nature made him a sought-after speaker and consultant. I'm sure he'll still be seen pruning trees in St. Albans or teaching Master Gardener classes!
Reach Sara Busse at sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or 348-1249.