Author Topic: Slugs  (Read 471 times)


  • Half Acre
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« on: October 13, 2017, 21:13:45 »
I have been plagued with slugs and snails on my new plot this year.   Slug pellets are really only a temporary measure as after a week or so when the pellets have disappeared, the slugs come back for second helpings.   If I could put something on the ground now while it is wet, no crops in the ground and there are likely to be plenty of slugs and snails looking for a feed, it seems the ideal time to put something down.   Can anyone recommend anything?

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« on: October 13, 2017, 21:13:45 »


  • Hectare
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Re: Slugs
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 06:45:14 »
I am not sure that getting rid of slugs now will be a permanent solution.  I expect they have already laid eggs which will then hatch in the spring.  Hoeing can help bring them to the surface for the birds to find.

I find slug pellets effective but there is a need to repeat.  Another is to appear at dawn and pick them off before they have time to hide. 

What you need is a pig, they are mightily fond of slugs and snails!! and they find the eggs as well.