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Diatomaceous Earth

Hi everyone, i heard from a friend yesterday that Diatomaceous Earth is a good fertiliser, is that true? Also, will it help to get rid of slugs? The slugs have eaten all my radish leaves image Any help would be most appreciated image

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I think I'd read this first.

    http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/degen.html

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,368

    I use this stuff to prevent red mites in my hen house. The dust sticks to them and supposedly dehydrates them.

    I suppose it would work the same with slugs if applied but I'm not sure if it would have the same effect if the DE became wet for any reason.

  • Thank you, Victoria, I'll sprinkle some on the soil on a sunny day then. To bad it rained today, I'll wait for the sun!
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