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October 13, 2009

5 tips for combating slugs

Filed under: pests&diseases — Tags: , — TopVeg @ 7:24 pm

5 tips for combating slugs in the garden:

Monitor – check for slugs in the garden every day

shiny-slug

shiny-slug

Cultivate – aggressive cultivation, like digging or rotovating the garden soil, kills slugs & blocks their movements

fork

fork

Prepare good seedbed - a fine, well consolidated seedbed is not a good home for slugs

firm-soil-down

firm-soil-down

Sow seeds deeper – sowing at 4cm rather than 2 or 3cm makes it harder for slugs to attack germinating vegetable plants

black-slug-on-cabbage

black-slug-on-cabbage

Put out slug traps to catch the slugs & pick them off when seen

cabbage&slug-trap

cabbage&slug-trap

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