slugs!!!

tambo747(5 Canada)July 11, 2009

OMG!!! I am officially waging war against the lily bug cartel. I have been killing off those pestuous red lily beetles since the spring and have them under control. However, I recently noticed the life sucked out of the foliage on my red asiatics. Taking a closer look, I found a 2 inch slug accompanied by 4 or 5 others. The foliage is limp and brown. I really hope my red lilies are able to bloom next year! I love them so much, but between the lily beetle, the slugs and the short bloom, they are becoming a little too high maintenance. Can anyone tell me the best and most effective way to prevent these slug from living in my garden and destroying my lilies? I even found one on my delph. UGH!

Thanks

Tammy

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charlee51

The best thing I have found to eliminate slugs is beer. If you place shallow containers around the garden with an inch of beer in the bottom, slugs are drawn to it like magnets! Empty out the drunken, drowned slugs and refill.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 8:09AM
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tambo747(5 Canada)

tks Charlee! I'll give it a shot!
Tammy

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:11PM
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