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Hugle & Slugs

 
Ken Bamber
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In my little patch of heaven I find that any wood left on the surface of the soil gains a coat of slugs seemingly overnight. Is this the case with the hugle method? Obveousely I have never "put" this to the test.
Needless to say I DONT LIKE SLUGS.
 
Bill Crim
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With Hugelkultur is soil on wood. Just cover your wood with soil, like in Paul's hugelkultur article. For slugs, add piles of rocks nearby to provide slug-predator habitat.


Or get ducks, ducks love slugs.
 
John Elliott
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Since I started building hugelbeds, I have found a lot less slugs in my garden. To the point that it is hard to turn over a board as a buffet for the chickens. But there could be another reason I have less slugs. About the same time that I started my hugelbed construction projects, I also started encouraging the toad population. I put broken clay pots and hollowed out logs in strategic places and rescue toads for these new homes. Now, when I pick up a board or a sheet of plastic or a cardboard box up, I don't see a "coat of slugs", but a couple of startled toads do hop away.
 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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John, I too had less of a slug problem at the old place when I put in hugel beds. And I do believe that the hugel beds make for great predator habitat.
 
Cj Sloane
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Ken Bamber wrote:
Needless to say I DONT LIKE SLUGS.


You don't have too many slugs, you have a deficit of ducks.
 
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