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Garlic Slug Control


Crush/ bash a garlic bulb then boil it in a pint of water.
Strain the liquid and store in an empty milk container or similar.

Add a tablespoon to your watering can.
Water the plants every two weeks to keep Slugs & Snails away.

Garlic water also kills the slug eggs in the soil.

This is important in OCTOBER when they are laying eggs for winter ready to hatch in the spring.

Slugs and Snails hate garlic and will not eat a plant that has a smell of garlic on it.

Carry on Slugging!!!!

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Crikey dracula slugs eh! Well I shall definately try that one cos my plants are looking silly all wearing crosses at the mo:)

17 Sep, 2010


Thanks t&ts ... I've just read today that slugs like clay soil ... oh lucky me then!
Glad to hear of a natural way to deal with the little treasures ... we always have plenty of garlic! :o))

17 Sep, 2010


Thanks for this tip, wonder if the smell might also deter Brynner from going in the same place and causing my lawn to die......

17 Sep, 2010


Will try this tomorrow-- have Bell peppers ripening in polytunnel - as soon as they turn yellow th slugs gobble the up........ wil be out there with the Garlic water..... will post response.

17 Sep, 2010


Thanks t&ts I will be trying watering with garlic. Can you smell the garlic yourself after watering, it just that i dont like the smell of garlic it makes me feels like being sick.

18 Sep, 2010


Certainly give that a try, thanks.

19 Sep, 2010

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