Never seen more slugs in my life . Seek advice
I don't think I've ever complained about bugs on a forum or sought help gettng rid of them. I'm astounded by the slugs on just about every large leaved or tender leaved plant. I'm revolted by them. I have no ecological sympathy or pesticide compunction about eliminating them or reducing their damage to an "acceptable" level. Which means, I don't mind some holes but I don't want all 6 leaves on my nicotiana skeletonized or all 25 leaves on my ligularia Britt Marie filled with tennis ball sized holes. And I don't want to touch them. It honestly turns my stomach. And I am not a wuss. But I will not hand pick at dusk which is my only time to garden after work, and is supposed to be relaxing. Hand picking slugs is not, Ir repeat, not relaxing.
Ah, I feel better, thank you very much. Now please help me deal with problem without killing birds or putting long lived pesticides in the soil. BTW, this is a huge garden....