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by gailo on August 22, 2006 01:24 AM
I dug up a petunia from a pot outside and discovered MANY grubs in the pot! I was totally grossed out. No wonder my petunias looked sad. When I planted them I used bagged potting soil, so does that mean the grubs came in the soil or did the beetles lay eggs in the pots? I had just bought 2 bags of milky spore so I sprinkled some in the pots and repotted the petunias. I think I will dig them back up and see if the grubs died. Just sort of an experiment. I never thought of grubs getting into pots.

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gailo
by kyjoy on August 22, 2006 05:16 AM
If you have grubs in your pot more than likely your yard is infested with them.
by gailo on August 22, 2006 05:28 AM
Interestingly enough, I have treated the entire yard with milky spore except a mound that is a planting area in the middle of our driveway. It is an island in the driveway. That is where the pots were sitting on posts. The reason I unpotted the petunia in the first place was because my husband screwed the pots to the post and I wanted to be able to move them so I could water and feed them without dragging a hose out there. I am going to treat that island with milky spore too.

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gailo
by slredmond on September 02, 2006 04:37 AM
Here's a web site that may be helpful. http://www.milkyspore.com/msporefaq.htm

Keep in mind there may be some bias!!

Here are some others:
http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=768&bhcd2=1157124912

http://www.hort.uconn.edu/ipm/homegrnd/htms/37lpests.htm

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