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How do you tell the difference between slug eggs and old slow release fertiliser pellets ?

selinasallyselinasally Posts: 166
Last Winter I added some slow release fertiliser granules to the top of my pots , which had my bulbs in- as I am emptying them now- I can see lots of them- however most of the pop between my fingers - which made me think they may be slug eggs - will slow release fertiliser go like this in one season ? I was going to reuse this compost for my new plants with new compost and fertiliser mixed in - but now I am worried I am leaving slug eggs behind - does anyone know ?


  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited June 2021
    Slug eggs are transparent / pale and like jelly.

    Granules are crispy and regular spherical, often beige 

    Slug eggs

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  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,294
    Bite them. If they don’t crunch they’re slug eggs. 😉
    Rutland, England
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