Don't Forget The Ammonia Bath
Just a friendly reminder since the majority of us are 'pipping' at this point.
10% Ammonia Solution (1 part Ammonia 9 parts Water)
Mix up a batch or two and water all your hostas that are just emerging. No need to soak, just enough to go down about 2-3 inches.
Don't pour the mixture on the leaves if they are beginning to unfurl. If they are a bit unfurled then carefully water the soil directly around the crown.
The goal of this is to kill any snail and slug eggs that may be lying dormant in the soil near the crown.
I just watered all my pots today and I thought it might be helpful to others as a preventive. My hostas in the ground have not begun to emerge. When they do I will bath them as well.
Happy Gardening !