Hens Love Roosters, Geese Love Ganders, Slugs Love Garlic?!

soren(Zone 9 Sun 17)April 1, 2005

You know for the most part slugs have pretty much always left my alliums alone. But I guess this year theyƂve developed a taste for my garlic!

I know once the weather warms up and we dry out a bit the slugs will settle down. But after hand-picking slugs off close to 200 plants I was getting a little whippy. Started wondering if slugs were edible, snails without shells right? Started thinking green garlic infused escargot might be tasty. Am I crazy? Anyone else have slug problems?

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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

I wonder if you drop some copper dust on the soil, whether it will block the slugs.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2005 at 11:04PM
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Dancub(Qld Aust)

Or how about a bit of dry sawdust around them..i do that with lettuce and they can't get a grip on it to travel..otherwise..some of those slug and snail pellets might do the job

    Bookmark   April 9, 2005 at 6:45AM
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thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)

Slugs were crawling all over my elephant garlics a couple weeks ago. I couldn't see any actual damage, though. I first put some DE around them, and then some iron phosphate.

I'll probably have to put more out after these incredible storms.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2005 at 6:17AM
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soren(Zone 9 Sun 17)

I played bartender and served beer. Seems to have knocked them down a bit.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2005 at 11:52AM
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glane1219(northern OK.)

try spreading some dry sand around your plants it really seems to keep them away.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2005 at 10:04AM
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On the hosta forum, some have used ammonia & water as a spray to deter slugs.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2005 at 7:37PM
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This is the best remedy for slugs that I've found. Cut up raw potatos and place them near your plants, and at night collect the slugs who LOVE them and feed them to your bull frog. This works 100% for me! :) Arum

    Bookmark   April 18, 2005 at 6:58AM
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Surefire rememedy for slugs is Sluggo. Sprinkle it on the row and slugs vanish overnight. Not poisonous to people, pets, birds, etc - just slugs. Also sold under the name of Escargo.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2005 at 4:48PM
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thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)

and under "iron phosphate"... it's working very well for me so far! YAY!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2005 at 7:30PM
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