Welcome to Slug Off

Tuesday
17 October

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Garden Hoe

A good sharp hoe is great for slicing through garden weeds with ease. It slices through other garden nuisances with ease as well...  Ho Ho Ho!
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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 October

Leaves are starting to fall, providing new hiding places for slugs. Keeping them raked up removes another refuge, as well as making the garden look a whole lot better too.

It’s still warm enough for slugs to be active and egg laying, so remain vigilant. Remember, every egg destroyed now is one slug less next year.

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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.

Cartoon of slug eyes on stalks, peering above the lettuces

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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I still have lots more to add to Slug Off so why not bookmark this page now? It makes it easier to find again next time.



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Did you
 know?

Slugs do play an important role in ecology by eating decomposing vegetation


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