Have a slug problem everywhere. Some 'escar-go' which is Iron
Phosphate seems to do the trick. We are trying not to chem up our food
garden too much. The beer in cup method worked, but this year there
were thousands of slugs. Anyone hear anything good/bad about this?
Nuthin' but good results from "Sluggo" and the Home Despot offering.
It is a salt that breaks down into 2 human nutrients. Can be used to the
day of harvest, and is safe for kids and animals, unless you hit them
with a full box;O)
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sometime in the recent past Darrell Ulm posted this:
Of course there were thousands of the slimey bastards this year - the word
got out your were giving away FREE BEER!
I switched to the iron phosphate for just the reason you stated, but I
haven't seen a side by side testing to determine the uptake into the fruit
or edible portions. The beer works, but it seems you need enough beer to
drown them and with the daily rain, it gets diluted quickly.
Chickens and ducks work well if you can fence them out of your garden or
raised beds, but that's a chore in itself.
> ;858232']sometime in the recent past Darrell Ulm posted this:-
Instead of beer use dry cat food as bait. apparently it works very
well. I've not tried it yet as I have been using a slug nematode with
excellent results. Not sure what you can do with the slugs when you
have caught them.
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