Last year I had a squash plant. It was duly squished.
|Last year's courgette, leaves and fruit partially munched - that turned out to be starters for the slugs|
What weapons are available to the slug fighter?
Pellets - standard in the extreme fighter's arsenal, but controversial to some.
By hand - as long as you're not squeamish
Barriers (soft) - egg shells, coffee grounds, sand. The delicate underbelly will be torn apart ha ha ha
Barriers (hard) - a cut plastic bottle. Ain't no slug getting past that
Nematodes - mini trojan horses that devour slugs from the inside. Apparently you can buy in packets, add to water and apply to the ground. Nasty, cunning and sweet revenge.
Beer traps - rubbish. Although i used Carlsberg. Bristol slugs, it seems, are discerning (or go for cider).
Slug rage is currently only suitably calmed with pellets. But this year I'm also trying copper (recommended to me by a copper - true story!) It gives a mild electric shock for any slug that dares. Suitably nasty.
|Protection for my, er, cucumber|
Lets get ready to rumble...