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.
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.
But does it also drive away "good" insects, worms, etc?
My resident slugs ate the cucumber as well as the lettuce...
Marg from England
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