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Share your garden horror stories with Homegrown

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Scary enough for you? This is a funnel web spider and its prey.

Halloween is around the corner, and to celebrate, next Thursday's Homegrown is going to be devoted to your tales of horticultural horror. They don't need to involve ghosts, werewolves, or vampires necessarily (although if you have those, please, by all means, do share!), but we know you've had scary brushes with slime molds, creepy crawlies, bats, snakes, spiny plants, slugs, deer, groundhogs, and, well, you get the picture. Post your stories of garden encounters that got your pulse racing, made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, or made your skin crawl in the comments and we'll read them on air on our Thursday, October 28 edition of Homegrown. Like all good halloween parties, there will be prizes, so scare up some memories of your most frightening time in the garden and tell us about it!

Comments (3)

  • last years extensive moisture in the NE brought along slugs. Our garden was attached with them. Our poor hostas looked like swiss cheese. We tried getting them drunk with pie plates of beer but that did not work enough since they only got tipsy and then had a feast. We had to resort to salt to fix the problem.

    The'scariest' part was the destruction and the overall size: most were finger length.


  • Thanks! Slugs are DEFINITELY scary and we will read this on air this afternoon.

  • If you come across a snake...catch him and sell him on my website! LOL. We are a marketplace for exotic pets.

    In all seriousness though...I can think of few things that would be scarier than having a snake sneak up on you.

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