I've never had them before. A few here or there, but nothing like this! So many!!! So small! Tonight I came in with a plastic solo cup half way to the top of my suds with slugs. 10-12 per marigold. Not really on anything else, a few on basils, but there sure were a lot on my marigolds. I'm not really sure how DE could work with my mulch. Pine straw doesn't really hold much on the surface. They think my grass clippings are the best hangouts ever!
This is the first time I've ever used pine straw, and I'm wondering if I may have imported them. We also had a terrible garden season last year. LOOOOOOOTS of rain and much spoilage. Lots of rotten soggy earth. Just wondering how everyone else's slug issues are going.
What are you using for control?I'm hand picking. Over an hour of hand picking... So many...
Are there birds that really like them? I noticed several bluebirds and Robbins picking around after our storm this afternoon and splashing around in my water collection between rows. I'll gladly add some bird baths to my garden.
I also noticed that where my Mexican tarragon is flanking marigolds, there were very few slugs on one and NONE on the other. Coincidence? Maybe I should experiment with a tarragon smoothie spray!!!