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Little slugs eating my veg


 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:03 am    Post subject: Little slugs eating my veg Reply with quote

I have my veg cover with enviromesh netting but some slugs are getting through, they are real small and maybe coming through the ground. Whats the best method of stopping these slugs?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pick them off at dusk with a lamp you'll get loads the first two nights but just a few thereafter keep going for a week and do again when you see the effects of them again, pellets traps etc., will all be reccomended but nothing beats picking 'em off , they hatch out of the soil the mesh only traps them in with rthe veg, voracious at this stage too. go out after a good lash of rain too

good luck with it.
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