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slugs not sure; eaten all my salvias planted 10days ago little brown things what would be best treatment before planting any more?



Slug pellets sprinkled lightly in the area and surroundings work, or you could reduce the numbers by going out in the evening with a torch, picking off the little beasties and jumping on them.

If going the slug pellet route, you can buy "organic" pellets now that contain non-toxic ferric phosphate instead of metaldehyde that can poison pets if they eat the pellets, or birds that eat the slugs and snails.

You can also get a nematode preparation that you add to water and sprinkle in the garden. It contains a parasite that kills slugs and snails but is a lot more expensive than either of the above.

4 Jun, 2010

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