I'm going to try the beer can thing in my garden. Little sluggers are
feasting on my Sum & Substances. How does that work exactly? You put a
beercan half-filled with beer next to the hosta, they crawl in, fall
in, and can't get up?
No - you put it in a shallow dish, like the ones you put under flower pots.
Obviously, a clay one won't work unless it's glazed. Make a little
depression in the soil so the rim of the dish is almost level with the
ground. Not sure if they have a preference for certain kinds of beer. :-)
Another option is to capture them alive, put them in a box with some moist
oatmeal, let them eat for a few days, and then sautee them with garlic,
butter and herbs. Escargot! The oatmeal flushes anything nasty out of their
digestive system. Even though people eat salami, cheez doodles and other
crap, we wouldn't want to eat anything that ate as badly as we do.
We haven't had much rain and slugs are minimal here for now so mine are
mostly being eaten by some variety of leaf miner. BT hasn't done much to
stop it so I'm just watchin them slowly get eaten at present.
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