Dealing With a Slug Problem

  • A ring of gritty sand around the area to be protected but put a reasonable amount so it does not wash away, usually does one growing season.
  • Go out in the dark with a torch and a plastic bag and collect them and seal bag and put in the bin, this cuts down on the breeding too and often people see less the following years, you need to go out more than one night.
  • Salt applied round each plant.
  • Use plastic bottles and cut off the bottom and place over the plant into the ground, the plant will grow through the top and it acts like a little greenhouse and can be re used other years.

Sue North