The (Vegetable) Garden’s Gone to Pot


In an attempt to keep the slugs and snails at bay I’ve been planting as much as I can in pots. We are on our 3rd sowing of runner beans on the allotment and unless a. the weather improves, or b. Andrew is prepared to spend the night there in pursuit of slugs and snails, it seems unlikely we will be dealing with the usual gluts this year. At least this way when I go out on my evening slug hunt there is a limited area to check and it is easier to protect the plants with copper tape, wool pellets and nematodes.

2 Responses to The (Vegetable) Garden’s Gone to Pot

  1. Try using beer this year. Leave little bowls of beer – sink them in so the rim is ground level – here and there around the garden. The slugs will crawl in, invite their friends, have a party and die!! Start early and get them before they multiply.
    I am not sure if this works for snails, let me know.

  2. The Enduring Gardener

    Good tip Amy.

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