The DH and I are almost done with our first summer project (chicken coop/pen) and I have been thinking about what I wanted to do next... Well my biggest problem right now is the slugs and snails eating EVERYTHING. Iv tried hand picking (and I still do that too) Iv tried egg shells, coffee grounds, poison's (only thing that made a difference enough to let my seedling's grow) but now I can't use it.... so Iv come up with another idea.
Build a frog pond. Shouldn't be that hard, I had a Koi pond before and still have virtually everything the frog pond wound need, a plastic liner, a sunny space, a filter and pump, the chem's to treat the water. ect.
Plant bird and butterfly attracting foliage. I have bluejay's pigeons and (what I call) parking lot birds that roost and sleep in our Oak trees. If I can plant more that will attract them to my garden maybe they will snack on some yummy slug's!
Beer... I'm going to get some left over party cup's from the last B-day party I threw dig some holes and pop the sucker's down in there... so if the frog's don't get em, and the bird's don't get em..... the beer will!
And this is less of an attack more of a barrier... copper tape. I'm going to place copper tape all the way around my raised veggie bed's and any other pot's or plant's that need protecting.
(more like a decoy) Plant mint every where I can.... Iv noticed the slugs and snails will eat that mint down to the ground. They LOVE it. And id rather have holy Mint that I don't care about than all my veggies eaten up!
Any problem's with my plan?