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

Posted by soren Zone 9 Sun 17 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 1, 05 at 13:36

You know for the most part slugs have pretty much always left my alliums alone. But I guess this year theyve 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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RE: Hens Love Roosters, Geese Love Ganders, Slugs Love Garlic?!

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


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

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


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

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.


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

  • Posted by soren Zone 9 Sun 17 (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 13, 05 at 11:52

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


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

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


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

On the hosta forum, some have used ammonia & water as a spray to deter slugs.


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

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


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

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.


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

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


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