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Thread: What's growing in my garden... ewww, yuck!

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    Ugggh. Slugs and snails. Wet spring, nearly daily showers, that's great weather for these nasty creatures.

    Ok, I get that they are nature's recycling team first-responders, but there are too many of them!

    Does anyone have suggestions? Do I need to rent some ducks? I've read that they like slugs... plenty of protein and oh so juicy :thumbdown:

    Slugs like onion flowers.
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    Snails like everything else including spiderwort (tradescantia) I count at least six here, and you're only seeing a quarter of the plant!
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    eww... do they hurt the plants or is it just the yuck factor?

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    salt on the slugs will kill em. don't know about snails other than crackled eggshells around your plants, it cuts em up so they can't cross em

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    they eat/shredding the leaves

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    they love my hosta! pita!!

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    beer is jar lids attracts them and does the same as salt.
    Growing up in California we had lots of them. Ducks took care of them in short order. Maybe rent a duck:)

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    I remember putting a shallow dish of beer in the garden...they are attracted to it and don't leave the dish...

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    I hate those nasty things. Ate all my hostas one year.

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    Ewww Ewww Ewww Better you than me LOL
    I hope you can get rid of them soon :D:D:D

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    LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    I remember putting a shallow dish of beer in the garden...they are attracted to it and don't leave the dish...

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