Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Slimy munchers

I went on slug patrol last night as some of the vege seedlings were getting eaten. I couldn't believe how many slugs there were all over the place. I dispatched as many as possible with my gum boot. Most of the very small seedlings have been eaten totally which is a shame, but I'll know next time to be more vigilant. I've now put down some slug bait (wildlife friendly type) and will keep a more regular look out. Now I've got to sow more seeds of Pak choi and Kohl Rabi.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Try placing a 1/2 grapefruit skin face down on ground between seedlings.
I have also heard that crushed egg shells sprinkeled amongst seedlings is also a deterrent.
From your Uncle in Saskatoon, SK. Canada.