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Slugs - a question

B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,081

I get it that slugs avoid hairy, tough or pungent leaves, but what about the other ones e.g. aquilegia, penstemons etc?

What is it about them that they don't like? Is it a chemical or what? Do they have refayynned tastebuds?

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,601

    I should like to know the answer, too, B3. Different slugs have different taste, too. My Spanish slugs will eat hairy leaves and many plants usually untouched. They are particularly fond of flowers.

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,081

    If it turns out to be the taste, maybe they could invent a spray to make them taste bad. Not a lot of use for veg growers though image

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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