Slugs…those slimy, strange, disgusting, and actually kind of interesting bug-type-things that show up in your garden and make you mad. I mean–just look at the damage they do:
But no more! 🙂 Today I am excited to share with you two ways we do battle with these little beasts!
Weapon #1: Crushed Eggshells
Crushed eggshells around the base of slug vulnerable plants will act as a sharp barrier that slugs will detest sliding over as they really have no protection on their skin. Plus, they add calcium to the soil as they break down over time! 😀
The process is simple–just save the eggshells from cooking, rinse them off, leave them to dry for a while, crush ’em up, and sprinkle around the plants as needed!
Weapon #2: Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (a.k.a. DE)
This is my all-time favorite way to sock it to slugs. ❤ The seemingly fine powder actually acts like thousands of little knives slicing into their skin…I know, a little graphic, I’m sorry…but when you’ve watched slugs devour your beautiful lettuce you don’t feel so pretty about them LOL! 😉 Anyhow, this is a very effective battle plan when dealing with soft bodied creatures.
Just make sure you get the food grade stuff, then sprinkle liberally on the leaves of your poor little plants! They will thank you.
That’s it folks! Hope this helps with your slimy fiends! Do you have any other weapons you use against slugs? Please let me know in the comments below!
Happy slug killing–oh I mean, gardening! 😉