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Re: Insects on Plants in my Garden

There is a whole thread on the subject..

https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...gs-garden.html
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Re: Insects on Plants in my Garden

Oh my God!
both (White circled and brown one) these are known as Slugs or having differ names too?
I googled slugs and found Englishforum page on top. So many in this forum has Slug problem. I don't know where to throw these approx. 50 slugs that I collected today.
Anyways Thanks!
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Re: Insects on Plants in my Garden

Into a random field.
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Oh my God!
both (White circled and brown one) these are known as Slugs or having differ names too?
I googled slugs and found Englishforum page on top. So many in this forum has Slug problem. I don't know where to throw these approx. 50 slugs that I collected today.
Anyways Thanks!
The brown one that shrinks on contact is a slug. The circular shelled one is a snail. It's essentially a slug with a protective casing.

Put them on some other grass. They're an occupational hazard but garden centres will have remedies, although some are less kind than others.
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Re: How do deal with slugs in the garden?

Thanks, I appreciate the help.
I dug a small pit and put a beer bowl. Let's see if this Beer trap works.
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Re: How do deal with slugs in the garden?

I have successfully been using copper tape and copper rings around my veggies for years now. The tape is good if you have raised boxes, running this around the outside prevents them from climbing up and over. The rings you can find in various diameters, good all sorts of vegetables.
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Re: How do deal with slugs in the garden?

I saw the beer Jar, It contained more than 9 may be dead Slugs. I hope God will not punish me for this Sin
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Re: How do deal with slugs in the garden?

I gather as many as possible and make a tasty soup
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For years I have tried unsuccessfully to grow vegetables in the garden. The slugs always won. This year I am trying a new strategy: a raised bed about 30 cm high (actually 3 tiers, like a cake, each level 30 cm higher than the previous). That is the first line of defense.

Any advise how to stop them from breaching the walls? I don't want to use pellets as they are toxic and wash away in the rain. Sunken jars filled with beer result in a disgusting mess.

Anyone have a foolproof, 100% solution to the slug problem?
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Re: How do deal with slugs in the garden?

Table salt is your friend.

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Re: How do deal with slugs in the garden?

This year .. I gave up.

For the first time I didn't buy any flowers or plants. I'm fed up with slugs.. apart from geraniums - which I'm sick of - they've eaten just about everything I've ever put in a pot. I've tried everything to stop them and in the end.. they won.

On the other hand the garden looks very zen.
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Re: How do deal with slugs in the garden?

I no longer have my allotment - a hobby of mine for more than 40 years. But I learned how to deal with slugs.


When you have a row of (say) lettuce, the first one will invariably be eaten by slugs - don't pull it out, they'll go back to that one the next time, removing it only lays the trail to the next one.


Slugs lay eggs, so from Autumn onwards until Spring, pick up all those things lying around (pieces of wood, pots, plastic, etc.) and so offering shelter from the elements and you'll find whole nests of slugs eggs.


Tagetes act like magnets on slugs, so one or two placed at the end of beds offer a distraction from the main crop.
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Re: How do deal with slugs in the garden?

A friend of mine kidnaps hedgehogs wherever she finds one (apparently driving at night and pulling over the second you see one is very efficient) and releases them in her garden. She says they're terribly useful!
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Re: How do deal with slugs in the garden?

Not in Switzerland but before coming here I had also a terrible issue with this. I tried ashes, it's like salt for them. Also, anytime I was eating eggs, I would throw the eggshell in small pieces around the flowers. It hurts them and they die (which makes me feel bad if I think about it.)
Sometimes I went crazy and started puting lines of salt around places I didn't want them to go.


I must say ashes was the best after a bbq. it wouldn't harm my plants.
But I must also say that in the end I didn't dare to eat my tomatoes, in case they had been in there.
yup.. they won
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