[permaculture] Slug control

Marimike6 at cs.com Marimike6 at cs.com
Tue Nov 16 09:55:47 EST 2004

Anyone who doesn't have plans to add a flock of poultry to their lives should 
consider a simpler plan. The slugs tend to live on heavy, poorly drained 
soils that stay wet throughout the growing season.

is this a good situation for your garden? If you can live without the damp 
areas, consider buying some sand and working it into your soil this winter. That 
will lighten your clay, to the benefit of many plants.

Also dig some drainage ditches to assist the extra water on its way away from 
the garden. Line these ditches with more sand or pea gravel. This should 
alleviate the slugs. It might even improve your veggies.

Just a thought,

M. Elvin

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