Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
Reviving this for someone recently wondering how to deal with slugs in an area where he can't run ducks or chickens.
paul wheaton wrote:
Apparently, diatomaceous earth is excellent at keeping slugs away: http://www.organicgardening.com/feature/0,7518,s1-2-9-1502,00.html
The thing I don't understand is: if DE works only when dry, won't the slug slime make it wet?
Plus, won't you just end up putting it down every day since it morning dew will counter the DE?
Fred Morgan wrote:
I think why diatomaceous earth works is that it is like lots of little glass shards.
Ozark Lady wrote:
I used DE last year for slugs, to no avail.
Then I messed up and left the bag in the garden, and it rained.
The next day, I opened the bag and it had, slugs in it. The slugs were not injured by the way, and the DE was wet.
Dr Temp wrote:i hear gum balls from 'sweet gum trees' work wonders.
If i find some slugs, will trap them in a circle of gum balls and see how it works.
Mary James wrote:Just going to giggle at this one,,,Just giggle ,,if it was just a few nibbles of lettuce we were looking at here I would be one happy lady,,, LOL
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