Pest Management

How to: Manage Slugs and Snails in Your Garden

Slugs_Snails blog post
These slimy creatures will eat just about anything in the garden. They typically will come out during the night time or on cloudy days.
 
Treatment Options:
  • Nighttime hunts are the best way to go about finding these creatures! Hand-picking and placing the slugs or snails in a salty or soapy solution will ensure that they are killed.
     
  • You can set beer out in shallow saucers to attract then drown your slugs.
     
  • Diatomaceous earth can also be laid down around your garden to help get rid of them.
     

Plants to Specifically Watch:

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cilantro/Coriander
  • Collard Greens
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Nasturtiums
  • New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia)
  • Potatoes
  • Rau Ram (Vietnamese Cilantro/Coriander)
  • Strawberries
  • Swiss Chard

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