101 ways to get rid of slugs

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Post: #19463 ina
Tue May 09, 2006 2:32 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

I'm so glad for you!!! What do they look like - I'm not quite sure, but I'd like to be just in case I should kill the wrong ones (that would be tragedy!).
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Post: #19467 The Chili Monster
Tue May 09, 2006 3:12 pm

A carnivorous slug has a tiny shell. As soon as I can locate the USB thingy for my digital camera I'll put up a photo.
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Post: #19496 Tigerhair
Tue May 09, 2006 8:25 pm

I just read the first two pages of this and I was so APPALLED I couldn't read anymore!!! How could you lot be so *&T()*)(* cruel to slugs.

They come into my house and eat my dog food, they have removed the heads of most of my baby plants in the greenhouse and I find the best way to deal with them is...

Pick them up, baby talk them whilst tickling them under their chins (YES they have chins!!!!) and then teach them to fly and teach them to swim (chuck em in the river!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)...

My question for you all is......... CAN they swim!??
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Post: #19497 ina
Tue May 09, 2006 8:28 pm

You'll find out tomorrow, when they are all back in your garden! :mrgreen:
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Post: #19498 Tigerhair
Tue May 09, 2006 8:34 pm

Hmmm out of the corner of my eye, I see them slipping off their speedos as they attack my plants...

Has anyone mentioned bran? A lady I saw on a Gardeners World sprinkled bran all over the veggie garden and had no problems with slugs. She had to repeat it after rain, but it's pretty cheap!?
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Post: #19500 The Chili Monster
Tue May 09, 2006 8:38 pm

Tigerhair wrote:
My question for you all is......... CAN they swim!??


I hope not!
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Post: #19507 Stonehead
Tue May 09, 2006 9:44 pm

Tigerhair wrote:then teach them to fly and teach them to swim


Well, I don't know about swimming but for flying try The Horrible World of Flying Slugs

Guaranteed to give you the horrors!

It's the flame gun for me...

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Post: #19545 The Chili Monster
Wed May 10, 2006 4:05 pm

Flying slugs?

:puke: :pukeleft:
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Post: #19613 Batfink
Thu May 11, 2006 1:14 pm

The Chili Monster wrote:Flying slugs?

Yeap! Tis true!!! One day, in the absence of beer, I fed them Red Bull. Apparently Slugs + Caffeen don't mix too well - they were zipping around all over the place!
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Post: #20454 allthecees
Sat May 20, 2006 8:52 pm

Not sure what number we are up to but here's another one to add to the collection. In the gardening section of the Daily Telegraph today Claudine Beaumont advises that slugs hate lavender, so to use it as a useful and attractive barricade. I don't really want to plant lavender around my runner beans but wonder if lavender clippings scattered around the plants would work? I may give it a go! :flower:

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Post: #21713 Andy Hamilton
Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:34 am

Well we made it to 51 ways to get rid of slugs I have stuck it together in an article for a sneaky peak ......
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Post: #21818 The Chili Monster
Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:39 am

Thanks, Andy, that's great. I've had a really bad week and that's cheered me up no end.
BTW, the list is really well worth the read. Not sure what is says about us (I recognised my efforts which is scary enough).
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Post: #21840 hedgewizard
Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:39 am

I wish to complain. Have you people any concept of how difficult it is to clean pureed slug out of a food blender?

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Post: #21886 oddballdave
Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:10 pm

52?? Cultivate your soil in the early spring and kill them while they hibernate.

53 Diatomaceous Earth. Powder made from ground up plant fossils, very sharp.

54 Vermiculite. add water so it swells up, place around your plants. Much as the slugs like the water, they dislike the movement.

55. Puree a yucca leaf, dilute and spray.

56. Garlic in Paraffin, spray.

57. Mixture of boiling water, chillies, horseradish root and a couple of handfulls of geranium leaves. Spray.

58. Damp carpet squares, left around the garden as slug hotels.

59. Cat food in a dish will be more desirable than cabbage or lettuce, also encourages hedgehogs.

60. Drown them in a bucket of soapy water. It breaks down the slime covering and dehydrates the slug so it will drown. Otherwise they will just crawl back out of the bucket!

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Post: #21915 ina
Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:41 am

hedgewizard wrote:I wish to complain. Have you people any concept of how difficult it is to clean pureed slug out of a food blender?


Sounds like you've tried that one?
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