Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Eliminating slugs Toplef10Eliminating slugs 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Eliminating slugs I22gcj10Eliminating slugs 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Eliminating slugs Toplef10Eliminating slugs 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Eliminating slugs I22gcj10Eliminating slugs 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New SGFer with nutrient deficient soil
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:34 am

» new here From 8a Central TX
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:30 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:51 pm

» N&C Midwest August 2021
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:30 pm

» California's Drought
by JJ_Gam 8/3/2021, 3:57 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 8/2/2021, 8:42 pm

» SOAP verses DETERGENT
by sanderson 8/2/2021, 5:53 pm

» Are My Cukes And Zukes Done For?
by Scorpio Rising 8/2/2021, 12:26 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 7/31/2021, 5:45 pm

» Square Foot Gardening Official YouTube channel
by dstack 7/30/2021, 8:50 pm

» How are you protecting your garden from the heatwve?
by sanderson 7/30/2021, 5:06 pm

» Spider Mites?
by sanderson 7/30/2021, 5:03 pm

» N&C Midwest: July 2021
by OhioGardener 7/30/2021, 12:11 pm

» Hello from Central Maine-zone 4b/5
by sanderson 7/30/2021, 6:08 am

» Slug Control with Nematodes
by sanderson 7/30/2021, 2:23 am

» Compost fire?
by sanderson 7/30/2021, 2:08 am

» Organic Home Growing Library
by sanderson 7/30/2021, 1:15 am

» Raising garlic
by Scorpio Rising 7/29/2021, 7:30 pm

» First Time Planting Seeds in SFG
by Frank207 7/29/2021, 5:54 pm

» Kyoto Red Carrot
by karynne 7/28/2021, 8:46 pm

» Creating a Grid for Plastic Box
by Tanglewood 7/28/2021, 3:54 pm

» Spoon Tomato
by njayne58 7/28/2021, 12:19 pm

» JAM23 SFG in Illinois
by karynne 7/27/2021, 10:18 pm

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 7/27/2021, 8:21 pm

» Anyone grow okra?
by kauairosina 7/27/2021, 7:07 pm

» 3 Ways to Stop Powdery Mildew (video)
by dstack 7/27/2021, 5:31 pm

» My SFG journey- using hanging clips on cucumber and tomatoes
by has55 7/27/2021, 9:26 am

» Hello from a professional in Fremont
by JJ_Gam 7/26/2021, 3:43 pm

» Cucumbers
by yolos 7/23/2021, 4:38 pm

» Name that plant - the game
by Scorpio Rising 7/23/2021, 12:14 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Eliminating slugs

4 posters

Go down

Eliminating slugs Empty Eliminating slugs

Post  Bec 5/25/2010, 7:33 am

Well, I've heard the stories about slugs and beer so decided to try it last night. I discovered yesterday morning that slugs were the culprits attacking my plants. I put cups of beer in a few places (buried the cups up to the top so the slugs could get in easily) and put cardboard over a few places, mainly to cover the beer because it started raining and I didn't want beer to overflow into my garden. This morning I went out and there were slugs clinging to the bottom of the cardboard and slugs in the bottom of the beer cups. Yea! I put more cardboard out today and will keep it out there (along with the beer) until I'm satisfied all the slugs are gone before re-planting.

Oh - there were also a couple of small pieces of wood in a couple of places that had slugs on this morning too. I just dropped all the slugs from the cardboard and wood into the beer to drown along with the others - and any I found still on the dirt (a few heading for the beer) I picked up with a twig and dropped them in the beer too.

I hope this helps someone.

Bec
avatar
Bec

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-03-23
Location : Western NC - Zone 6a (mountains)

Back to top Go down

Eliminating slugs Empty Re: Eliminating slugs

Post  Dietryin 5/25/2010, 8:17 am

I found some on my lettuces when I was harvesting this weekend. Eliminating slugs Icon_twisted I'm going to try this.
avatar
Dietryin

Female Posts : 134
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : Lake County IL. Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

Eliminating slugs Empty Re: Eliminating slugs

Post  littlesapphire 6/1/2010, 11:02 am

I read a while ago that copper is a deterrent to slugs because their slime reacts to the copper to create a sort of battery, and it shocks them. But copper tape is really expensive, and copper wire is so hard to handle. Then I read in a magazine that, duh, pennies are made of copper and are much cheaper than any other option!

Last night, it was drizzling, and I knew the slugs would be out. So I took a flashlight and a handful of pennies and decided to experiment. I set a slug on a penny, and it didn't move very much. It actually looked kind of confused. Then I set a penny in front of a slug, and sure enough, in veered way off in the other direction to get away from the penny.

So before I went to bed, I placed pennies all around the border of my boxes. This morning I woke up and went out to check my plants, and there isn't a single slug in the garden! There were about half a dozen in them last night before I put the pennies on. It cost me about $8 to surround two 4x4 boxes and one 2x4 box. The pennies are heavy, so they stay on the rim of the boxes with no problem, but I plan on figuring out how to make them stay there permanently.
littlesapphire
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 36
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Eliminating slugs Empty Eliminating slugs

Post  kiwirose 6/1/2010, 12:32 pm

I was discussing this with my husband just this weekend. My question was do the slugs drown or die of alcohol poisoning - lol - I think perhaps i will try beer and pennies - my son will think he has hit the jackpot when he finds the box lined with pennies Smile fortunately, only one of my boxes has a slug problem - perhaps it is because it is shader than the rest I am not sure
avatar
kiwirose

Female Posts : 142
Join date : 2010-05-10
Age : 48
Location : Durham, NC

Back to top Go down

Eliminating slugs Empty Re: Eliminating slugs

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum