We’ve had bucket loads of rain over the past few days, which is great as the ground here in Cornwall has been incredibly dry. Naturally, with the rain come the slugs, so we thought we’d revisit this ever popular subject!!
To deal with slugs (and snails) the organic way, use a combination of the tactics below. They’re much better for your garden wildlife than using slug pellets:
- Tidy up your plot (remove big stones, pieces of wood and other debris) so that there aren’t so many places for slugs and snails to hide.
- Remove old, yellowing leaves and put them on the compost pile as these attract slugs.
- Pop beer traps in amongst your veg beds.
- Surround vulnerable plants with old coffee grounds, grit or wool pellets to deter slugs and snails.
- Put a strip of copper tape around pots.
- Place hollowed out grapefruit or orange halves in amongst beds – slugs will hide underneath them. Remember to remove any slimy prisoners on a daily basis.
- Get out there at dusk, with a bucket and some gloves, to physically remove any slugs that you see!