Welcome to Slug Off
Today’s Top Tip
Although evening watering is often recommended to avoid evaporation, this leaves the ground nice and wet for slugs that are more active at night. It’s better to water your plants in the early morning; it’s cool enough for the water to absorb into the soil, while allowing the surface to dry out during the course of the day so it won’t harbour nocturnal slugs.
The place to discover everything you ever wanted to know about the slug, plus a whole lot more you didn’t even realise you didn’t know but are now glad you do!
- Find out which four slugs cause most damage in the garden.
- Learn that male slugs lay eggs!
- Why do people always reach for the dreaded blue pellets when they’re one of the least effective methods of slug control?
- Discover better ways to manage troublesome molluscs that won’t harm wildlife.
Plus so much more...
Things to do in May
The garden is flourishing and slugs are out in force, with newly hatched sluglets especially ravenous. Be sure to take steps to control them before they have the chance to ruin all your hard work. Adult slugs can eat 40 times their weight daily, and can completely devour new seedlings and bedding plants overnight.
Use the various protection methods found on this site to keep your new plants safe at this critical stage of development.
The war against slugs is one the gardener will never win; but working with natural solutions, planting strategically, and encouraging wildlife, we can minimise the impact of the slug menace
Why Slug Off
If I ask about your number one garden pest, I bet the reply is an almost unanimous, “Slugs and snails!” I must admit, they’re the bane of my gardening life too.
Watching television programs and reading garden magazines and websites, I searched for that one elusive remedy to rid me of this nuisance forever.
I’ve found lots of useful snippets of information, but scattered all over the place; hence Slug Off. All the information you need, and all in one handy place.
So what’s here
Slug Solutions – The heart of the site. Every tip and idea I’ve found about dealing with slugs and protecting your plants from their ravages. I’ll also show you how to encourage friendly slug predators, and about creating a ‘slug unfriendly’ garden, all of which compliment the more traditional forms of ‘mollusc management’.
Slug Facts – Explaining more about the humble slug. It’s basically a snail without a shell, so most of what you read here applies equally to dealing with snails too.
World’s longest list of slug remedies – Some serious, some not so serious, but all worth a try in this ongoing battle. 65 ingenious ideas, and growing all the time!
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