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A tip to keep slugs away from cabbage plants


 
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject: A tip to keep slugs away from cabbage plants Reply with quote

I have found by placing a handful of small stones (driveway gravel) around the stem of each cabbage plant , the slugs can't travel over the rough stone to reach the cabbage plants. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On tonight's Gardner's World, Monty Don placed Comfrey leaves at the base of his Hosta's... the idea is that the slugs prefer the comfrey.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a few hens, I keep the eggshells, crush them and put them around young plants, Other than that I keep all my plastic bottles, cut top and bottom off, and place over the young plants, Instant greenhouse! and slugproof.(as long as you have"nt got 500 plants)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found the most successful way to stop slugs having a feast, is to put lots of seaweed on the beds, and especially around the edges of raised bed, and the slugs hate it. I have tried the egg shells but they attracted rats, so I am sticking to the seaweed.
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