Hosta Plants Are Getting Eaten

Question From: Warren, Michigan, United States
Q: something has eaten into my hosta plants. they are planted in both sun and shade. How can I find the culprit and treat it?

A: You have slugs. They feed at night. Use an iron phosphate product such as Sluggo one made by Bonide or Bayer according to package directions. I use it twice this fall and begin again in spring when the hosta first emerge from the soil. This is not a silver bullet so plan to treat every two or three weeks until you see no more holes. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy