Well, It's one o'clock in the morning. And I just spent an hour outside killing slugs. I decided to take the night tour of my garden just to see what I would find. I have heard from other members that a night view offers a whole host of things not found during the day. For me it was just slugs, hundreds of them! ....And some flying insect that kept biting my back and shoulders as I was salting slugs.
Most of them I threw in a bucket and added salt occasionally so as not to get a bunch of salt in my garden soil. The ones I saw on the ground I just salted as they were. In case anyone was wondering, slugs have a particular liking for snap bean leaves and Daikon Radish greens. And I saw lots of shiny slug trails on the carrots, but didn't actually find any slugs there. Also no damage to the carrot tops.
I'm wondering if there is something organic I can lay along the edge of my containers to keep them out. I have heard of copper, has anyone ever tried that? I have also heard of running a 9 volt battery attached to a wire that goes along the perimeter, but I don't really want to be replacing batteries all summer long.
If I can't find something I'm just gonna have to spend summer nights in the back yard with just me and a can of morton's!