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One of the most annoying things about gardening, are slugs. These pests only come out when it’s dark and damp – a time when you are not likely to be outside. So here are some tips on controlling the little critters the eco-friendly way.
- Orange halves – these deter cats and attract slugs. You can then just dispose of the slugs once they’ve been caught (chickens love them!)
- Coffee spray – make a weak coffee syrup with ground coffee and water, then lightly coat your plants. You might only need to do this near the base of the plants
- Physical barriers – scatter crushed egg shells, sawdust or wood shavings around plants at risk. You also might want to try hot chilli powder!
- Slug hunting – simply go out at night with table salt and a torch, and pour it over the critters. It essentially turns them inside out by drawing out the water inside them.
This week’s eco blog is courtesy of www.dailyecotips.com