Flippin’ Slugs

I opened up my little greenhouse to find something has been nibbling my marigolds! On close inspection I see slug slime all over my little plants 😦

I know I am going to have to battle slugs later on in the year, when my flowers are potted up and outside, but I was not expecting them to get into my greenhouse! I am going to have empty a bottle of slug pellets in there I think.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. I hit like…. but only because there isn’t a ‘dislike slugs’ button !

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  2. Posted by MARTIN GABRIEL on April 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

    margarine tubs half filled with beer can get them. nematodes are a biological solution. They seek out and destroy but usually the young ones in soil rather than the big ones that you see. Some people enjoy going out at night with a torch and picking them off and leaving them in a bucket or somewhere that the birds can eat them. If you stand pots on a gravel tray they can’t get to them. I couldn’t understand what was happening to one of my plants as I am on the first floor but the slugs hid under the pot during the day so in fact it was easy to get them.

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  3. Posted by MARTIN GABRIEL on April 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

    You can also put a top dressing of gravel or broken eggs shells which both keeps moisture in the pot and stops the little blighters from making their way to the lush green leaves.

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  4. Posted by Tim on April 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Hands off my beer 😉 xxxxxxxxxx

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  5. I’m sorry to hear that but it means I’ll be looking out for slugs in our greenhouse now. I am like you and expect them in the garden… Go get ’em!

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