Advice on slugs and snails?
newgardeners2020 Posts: 48
We have problems with both slugs and snails eating lots of plants. We are new to gardening, so this is all a learning curve. We are reluctant to use any sort of chemical or harmful repellent products but saw an item on GW last Friday on the TV on hostas and the gardeners said they boil up garlic bulbs, sieve off the pulp, mix with water and spray on the plant to deter the beasties. We are going to give this a go. Have others had success with this? Any other safe, non chemical recommendations to deter (for any plants, not just hostas)? We have tried beer traps, but believe it or not the foxes have dug them up and we find the empty pots strewn over the garden! Any advice appreciated. Thank you.
Normally I go for physical barriers and unpleasant surfaces (grit, coffee grounds etc).