Wednesday, May 21, 2008

slug slaughter

Good Morning, here is the Vegetable Garden News.

Slugs have appeared at full strength in the last few days.
Despite laying several coke traps, these have so far not made any difference.
Dastardly slugs have avoided walking on eggshells. It is thought they must have stilts.
Scientists are unsure of the benefits of coffee grains and say that a further extensive trial is required
Innocent cauliflowers caught up in the crossfire are particularly unhappy.

What has worked is using some planks from an old fence between the rows of vegetables. The slugs seem to like to crawl beneath the planks and multiply. Hence, we are regularly discovering the little critters beneath and then sending them to their doom. Ha HA HA HA Ha.

The spinach in the hanging baskets seems to be growing well, as do the strawberries and tomatoes. The potatoes are starting to sprout (hurrah) and the beans are having a valiant attempt to grow up the stakes.



Blogger Pilgrim said...

Slugs, yeah. Complete waste of space. Like Christian bookshops, maybe? Watch your back, mate: some of us (only some, *sigh* ) move faster than slugs! ;)

8:53 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

Slugs have eaten our runner beans. :(

Thought I'd try some of this, 'SLUG GONE' from the Organic Gardening Catalogue -

7:31 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Our beans are looking a bit sad too. We're still manually picking a lot of slugs from all the veg.

2:09 PM  

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