Warriston plot holder Mette experimented with a range of slug defence measures this year, mining the internet for new ways to stop this slimy menace in its tracks.
A home made wild garlic and water spray, misted over young seedlings appeared to have a mild deterrent effect, perhaps throwing the pests off the scent?
Home made slug traps made from empty drink cartons of the screw-on-top variety (see images) were a great success. The tops were removed and beer (alluring to slugs) put inside the carton. This resulted in cartons full of slugs after just day or two on the ground.
Mette's slug defence trials
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