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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Slug Rsidue Reply with quote

I don't know if anyone knows the answer to this, but I'm about to put my sheets of polythene over unneeded plots. Every time I take them off again there's a healthy crop of large slugs grazing underneath. It's only a couple of minutes work to pick them up and throw them a long way away, but do they leave anything behind in or on the soil? They're supposed to feed on decaying vegetable matter and logic says something must come out the other end - but what?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you ever tried tasting it!!?
If it was me with that many slugs caught them they would be going straight into some salty water. It is not just them that you kill but all their potential prodigy too. That is the way I think of it anyway. No point in having their decendants visiting you again.

I would imagine that their minute droppings would be a good source of manure though.

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