Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Has anyone had the same problem as me this year with slugs? I got really huge ones in my garden decimating my potato plants!!! Normally i use nematodes at the start of the season. However the weather here has been up and down hot in march which is when i ordered the nematodes. By the time they had arrived the temperature had dropped so dramatically that i could not apply them as the soil temperature has to be 5 deg or above. I have a soil thermometre in for this purpose. Nematodes only last 2 weeks. I kept them in the fridge however it was 1 month later before the soil temperature rose enough to water them in by which time i think they had failed to work having gone by their use by date. I definately think they have failed as the slugs have eaten everything in my garden even my carrots tops!! i have never know slugs to eat carrot tops before! Should i have just watered them in anyway despite the low temperature?
- 31 Jul, 2012