HELP! The slugs in my garden are eating everything in sight and I have lost almost half of my tomato plants and courgette plants so far does anyone have any suggestions to get rid of them without using chemicals?
Eek. Kay I really sympathise, we were inundated by slugs last year. I wrote this back in May.
If you click on the link to the BBC site there is some really good advice to deal with them without using chemicals.
If you can encourage frogs and hedgehogs to visit your garden they are very good at disposing of slugs. I deliberately leave small overgrown areas and pile of twigs/garden rubbish to give them somewhere to hide.
We have seen a single hedgehog but no toads. Would love to encourage them.
Thanks for all the advice, I've seen toads in my garden but only on the patio in the wood pile so maybe I should put a wood pile up on the garden near the veg patch. As a bit of a stop-gap to stop the slugs eating the tomatoes that were in pots in my little plastic greenhouse, I'be brought the ones that survived into the house and put them on shelves in the hallway along with all the other plants that were in the greenhouse. It looks a bit odd but at least they will be saved from the slugs. Time to find a plan B I think and finally get my polytunnel up which has been sitting in a huge box in my hallway for the last 3 months!!!
My ftaher in law has brought me down some organic wool pellets which he swears by as a fertiliser for his spuds but also for keeping the slugs off young plants - going to give it a go when the rain finally allows me out
Has anyone got an opinion on using ferrous phosphate pellets?
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