Kate Muller wrote:
Jeremy Baker wrote:?
That’s a tough situation to be in . Good luck and best wishes. I just take miniature sized bites at a time these days. And get a surprising amount done.
This is exactly what I have spent the last 2 years learning to do. In my case I have a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
Jain Anderson wrote:
Our area is blessed with a 'bark' plant that takes the outer bark from logged trees and sifts it into different sizes for garden use. One would think that pine bark would be acidic, but its actually alkaline so do check how those wood chips are effecting your soil besides providing moisture barrier and potential soil conditioning.
Jo Hunter wrote:
In the meantime, I do the same as Jay and put down pieces of old cardboard/landscape plastic to attract them, then in the morning feed them to the chickens and ducks. I've done this for about 2 weeks, and I'm finding fewer and fewer and seeing a lot less damage.
Priscilla Stilwell wrote: But yeah, I'm convinced natural predators are the ultimate solution. I wonder if you could talk to whoever runs the garden and ask if some habitat spaces could be created?
Tim Kivi wrote:My philosophy is now “do what works”, though I haven’t resorted to chemicals and probably never will. I tried no-dig gardening for two years but it didn’t work for me.
My problem is opposite to yours though- slugs can’t survive my garden because it’s so dry that nothing survives. I’m using pine needles as a mulch now, as they keep down weeds and keep the soil moist underneath. In a very dry Mediterranean climate like mine a good mulch is vital for anything to survive as we don’t have any rainfall in summer.
Jay Angler wrote:
I'm not sure that they will solve your slug problem though, as it sounds as if the slugs are thoroughly out of control.
Ann Soco wrote:
There are a series of books on the Art of Verbal Self Defense. They have been around for years and they do a great job of teaching methods to deal with toxic personalities. This might be helpful.
It might help to figure out exactly what you want from the people who are attacking you. Do you want them to just shut up? There are techniques that can help accomplish that but it depends on the circumstances.
Do the organizational rules have any rules that deal with this type of situation? That could be another method of dealing with with things.
The most important thing is to stay calm. I have found that the most aggressive person cannot deal with someone facing them with confidence, calmness and kindness. They expect either complete obedience to their demands or aggressiveness in return. They are prepared to cope with both of those but not a calm strong stance.
I also wonder if the members that have been there a long time might have early dementia.