slug and snail control

iv'e been gardening for 3 season's and had trouble with slugs and snails every yaer how can i keep them down

 

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  • I use slug trap from Poundland part filled with beer and place them round the garden.  I know family and friends who go round the garden collecting them by hand but the thought of picking up a slug turns my stomach.

  • Jonathan 3Jonathan 3 Posts: 6

    i know that's why im try to find best way to keep them down

    and thank you for your input

  • Poly-anthusPoly-anthus Posts: 53

    Lavenderlass, I've wondered about these slug traps.  How do you empty them!  Yukkk!!

  • Hi Poly-anthus, You're right they are yukkie but I'm lucky my hubby cleans them out for me, but if I had to do it myself I think I would as they do keep the slugs/snails of the plants,

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,504

    Nematodes (only kill slugs) and organic wildlife friendly slug pellets for both the snails and slugs.  Excellent results.  I don't know why more folk don't use the organic pellets.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • muddy maremuddy mare Posts: 106

    i ve surrounded my lettuces and cabbages with sheep wool horse hair and egg and sea shells this year no damage yet

  • I'm using a combination of egg shells and used coffee grounds on my veg plot. No damage as yet this year

  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    sarahandrob..used that combination for years,always works well.

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