Welcome to Slug Off

Saturday
27 August

Today’s Top Tip

Grapefruit

An empty grapefruit half placed upside down on the ground provides both food and a daytime shelter. Keep it slightly raised or make a small hole for the slug to enter. Remove skin and contents next day. The same can be done with an orange or slice of melon.

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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 August

Mid summer, and the garden is at its peak. To allow you to sit back and admire it at its best, keep things tidy – long grass trimmed, weeds weeded and herbaceous plants well pruned. The slug will hate you for it.

Another useful trick during the hot summer days is to learn the sort of places where slugs are hiding – beneath old bricks and boards, among flower pots and seed trays, for example. Check out these places and dispose of any slugs you find.

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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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