Slug control in the garden

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Slug control in the garden

Post by jansman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:42 am

I don’t want Brambles runner bean thread to get hi jacked by the slug control tangent! So as a confirmed Garden Chemist :D , I looked on some permaculture sites and found this:

https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles ... -allotment

I use a lot of permaculture techniques, but not where pests are concerned, though to be fair, it’s not that big a problem. I do like the pop bottle beer trap in the link. A good use for the dregs of home brew methinks.
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Re: Slug control in the garden

Post by Brambles » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:03 am

The best non chemical method I ever used was a a barrier of holly leaves. I used to have a beautiful raised bed garden at the preppers paradise I once lived in and found that a 'mini hedge' of holly leaves about 6 inches in from the boards stopped all but the most determined slugs and snails. I have tried holly leaves on open ground and it doesn't work nearly as well.
I like the look of wool pellets something to try in the future.

https://www.harrodhorticultural.com/slu ... eid=196673
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Re: Slug control in the garden

Post by Captain Darling » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:24 pm

Slug Pubs, let the buggers go out smashed at least.

Bury a steep sided dish and put a splash of beer in it. The smell attracts them and the smooth, wet, steep walls means they can't get out and drown.

Don't drink it afterwards.
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Re: Slug control in the garden

Post by Deeps » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:28 pm

Captain Darling wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Slug Pubs, let the buggers go out smashed at least.

Bury a steep sided dish and put a splash of beer in it. The smell attracts them and the smooth, wet, steep walls means they can't get out and drown.
Don't drink it afterwards.
Come on, you must move in circles where that's a challenge. :lol:

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Re: Slug control in the garden

Post by Captain Darling » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:34 pm

I've done much worse.

But that's another story.
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Re: Slug control in the garden

Post by Deeps » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:43 pm

Captain Darling wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:34 pm
I've done much worse.

But that's another story.
Good man, I've enjoyed horrifying civvies with some of the things I've eaten or drunk. ;)

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Re: Slug control in the garden

Post by Brambles » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:52 pm

Honestly you Pongos and Andrews are a blardy menace.:lol: :lol:
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Re: Slug control in the garden

Post by Deeps » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:56 pm

Brambles wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:52 pm
Honestly you Pongos and Andrews are a blardy menace. I'm constantly amazed that someone see's fit to leave the defence of the realm in such infantile hands. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Slug control in the garden

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:06 pm

We are over run big time sadly I've resorted to the blue pellets put the bedding plants in on Sunday that night they must have all come out for a feast!
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Re: Slug control in the garden

Post by grenfell » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:31 pm

Feeling just a tinny bit guilty here. I did bring up the subject of slugs but in all honesty while I do have some I'm hardly over run or should that be over slithered or however one describes a slugs motion. It may have taken a little while but I have just chopped them in half when I've found them . I've also found that putting some black plastic down , or a dustbin lid , seems to attract the slugs into one place making them easier to deal with. My principal reason for not using chemicals is that we get hedgehogs , frogs and toads and I'd rather not have them eating poisoned slugs.

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