Use Cucumber and Aluminum to Deter Slugs and Grubs

To help prevent grubs and slugs from ruining your planting beds, place a few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and place in the garden. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drives garden pests crazy and make them slither off!


By cailifouhnofthemist from Williams Lake, B.C.

June 9, 20100 found this helpful

It's worth a try, but I also tried leaving containers of beer and that one didn't work. I am tired of sprinkling those pellets around the plants, though.

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June 13, 20100 found this helpful

But does it also drive away "good" insects, worms, etc?

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June 23, 20100 found this helpful

My resident slugs ate the cucumber as well as the lettuce...

Marg from England

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June 27, 20130 found this helpful

Does english cucumber work or must it be a field or pickling cucumber?

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