Protecting Plants From Slugs

Slugs thrive west of the Cascades. Damaged plants are marked by slime trails and irregular-shaped holes with smooth edges.



Protect Your Plants from Dreaded Slugs

Non organic: pellets from any garden supply store - some may be poisonous to pets/children
Organic - barrier methods - sprinkle eggshlls or diatomaceous earth around individual plants - the sharp edges deter/kill the slugs

Lure & kill methods: Bury a small margerine container so the rim is level with the soil surface, put an inch of beer in the bottom. Slugs will ba attracted by the beer and fall in and drown. Lay thick slabs, (10 - 20 pages), of wet newspaper out in the garden beds at nght. In the morning when they've finished munching they will withdraw to the dark dampness under the paper. Collect by hand or stamp on them in heavy boots - the added satisfaction of revenge! Put a bounty on their heads and send the neighbourhood kids out just after nightfall to collect them for cash. (05/17/2004)


By Jo Bodey

Protect Your Plants from Dreaded Slugs

You can crush up some seashells and spread them around your plants. The broken edges are very sharp and the slugs cannot crawl over them. (05/17/2004)

By Sue L..

Protect Your Plants from Dreaded Slugs

Try putting crust egg shells around your plants, and you can spinkle a little salt around the area, but don't put the salt on the plants, because it will kill them. (05/25/2004)

By elva


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