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Casa Quickie: Slug Safe

While flowers gardens may be pretty, and herb gardens yummy, one of the realities of gardening is that bugs are inevitable (and gross). I've shown you before how to make homemade aphid spray, but that's not a solution to all insect problems. One garden annoyance I tend to encounter is slugs. You can keep slugs and snails from intruding on your potted plants by smearing your outdoor planter's outer rim with a bit of Vaseline (petroleum jelly). The household ointment will keep the little guys from slithering by and your plants safe from the slugs! Do you have another effective method for banishing slugs?

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gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I'm going to try salt. I need something to deter the slugs but not poison my dog. She'd drink the beer the alco!
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Salt. Lots of it.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Salt. Lots of it.
omlove omlove 9 years
Well...My BF and I were sitting near some plants .after office hours....(we used to work in adjacent buildings)..its was dark and we didnt see that there were slugs there ...when we got up we had slugs all over our backsides ...ewwww......its painful to even think about it ....and the way i screamed
motherof3 motherof3 9 years
I hate slugs. One time I left my purse in the backyard. I remembered right before I went to bed so I ran outside without any shoes on and I stepped on one! Gross!
KatieLake KatieLake 9 years
My solution for slugs is beer. Pour some beer into a bowl and place it near your plants. Slugs are incredibly attracted to it and will head for the bowl instead of your plants. If you use a paper/plastic bowl you can just through it in the trash or compost.
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