By Teresa A from Ann Arbor, Michigan
By cailifouhnofthemist from Williams Lake, B.C.
This year we put our lettuces on top of some patio tables we bought. When we need to use a table, it's a simple thing to put the lettuces on the ground, always remembering to put them back on the tables before nightfall. This has worked perfectly - we have not found one slug anywhere near the lettuces (or broccoli), and we haven't lost any lettuce or broccoli at all. It has been such a success, I just had to share it with all you nice folks on TF. Give it a try - lettuces and broccoli do very well in containers, by the way.
By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH
Use dollar store sprayer to spray the ground or poke holes in the cap and sprinkle the complete perimeter of your garden. (Wear rubber gloves to do this, you will not want this smelly solution on your hands) Repeat process after rain. Slugs (and lots of other annoying insects and animals such as flies, mosquitoes, cats and dogs hate the smell and will go elsewhere. It's inexpensive, VERY EFFECTIVE (most importantly), and less time-consuming than going to the store for slug bait or emptying the slug traps.
I am a bit ashamed to admit I did enjoy grinding the slugs after what they did to my plants, you may experience this feeling too!
Source: I must have read this somewhere but it was so long ago that I do not know where it was. Probably a Readers Digest Problem Solver Book.
By Christine from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Here's a sunny bunch of yellow primulas to brighten your day! They are just so nice right now, while the mauve ones are getting done. It is nice when different colors come at other times, so we always have something pretty to see!
Unfortunately, the sow bugs really love them too, but I foung that some Ant Kill powder gets rid of them pretty good! For the slugs, I put crushed eggshells around. You can also spray the slugs with a mixture of half & half Sudsy Ammonia & water. It won't hurt the flowers or plants, but sure gets all the baby slugs hiding in the flowers where mommy put them! I have slugs crawl out of a salting, but they won't from this spray!