amelia23
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Slugs, slugs, everywhere...

Well, maybe not *everywhere,* but for whatever reason, my lawn seems to attract lots of slugs, and they move faster than their name suggests.

I don't even want to necessarily harm the little guys, but they are hindering more than helping the couple of vegetable plants I've grown (tomatoes and green peppers, and I want to plant some peonies and dahlias as well). Anyone have any organic solutions to the problem?

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Yes, you *do* want to harm the little guys. They will EAT your plants down to nubs. :evil:

I just did a Search using the feature on the upper left-hand side of almost every page in the Forum. Here are the first five (out of 10 pages or more) hits:

1) SLUGS!!!
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3364

2) How do you deter slugs organically?
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5192

3) The slugs are mocking me
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13669

4) Will lights at night inhibit slugs?
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2444

5) What is the cheapest, most natural way to keep slugs out?
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14331

Good luck in your campaign vs. the slugs.

Cynthia H.
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

amelia23
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Thanks very much, hugely helpful and appreciated! Those tomatoes and peppers are mine! Silly slugs.

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(this morning)
[img]https://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j248/khoomeizhi/garden%20shots/IMG_4630.jpg[/img]

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!potatoes!, I hope you made those slugs PAY :twisted: for what they did to your plants... :wink:

Cynthia H., Snail & Slug Hunter...
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

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you mean what they keep doing to my plants? if only there was something more pre-emptive than vengeance...

i noticed today that (of the five varieties of potato I'm testing out) the russian banana fingerlings (in the pic above) are taking the brunt of the slug damage; blues, russets, and reds are mostly getting moderate damage; and the yukon golds haven't been touched. interesting.



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