An article about slugs from last month's Guardian.
(via Higgledy Garden)
Too right about the wet year. Slugs have just about wiped out my crop of Cara potatoes. Never had the problem of slugs eating into the actual tubers before - Usually just a bit of Wireworm. My crop of Desiree's were fine though, presumably due to their thicker skins. Prob take no chances next year and grow reds only for maincrop
Dealing with them has been a grim task. We were lucky only to lose one crop of peas but it was a daily effort picking them off and on crops we know they love we used pellets. Coffee grounds seemed reasonably effective but the barrier methods (leaves & eggshells) we tried were of no use at all.
Oh and this picture summed up the whole thing for me.
We also had a terrible year for Slugs and Snails this last season on our heavy Clay plot. I ordered nematodes for the first time but with reports on the radio of a 50% in populations it was like fighting a losing battle.