Organic pest and disease control

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Re: Organic pest and disease control

Post by farmingnoob » Tue May 14, 2019 8:37 am

My little garden is being invaded by slugs every night. I found out that they're coming in from the street. I'm getting sick of stomping 30+ slugs every day. :mad:

Is there some slug poison that is safe to use around vegetables?

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Re: Organic pest and disease control

Post by gonbechan » Tue May 14, 2019 9:02 am

get some shallow containers (yoghurt or pudding cups) you can semi push into the earth so the edge is almost flush with the ground.
Put as many out as you need around your garden, half fill each one with some beer... (do this in the evening)
next morning tip out the old beer and all the drunken slug carcasses ... and arm it up that evening again...

Slugs prefer beer to your veg.. they will crawl in and die happy.
You can drink the rest of the beer if you use a normal or large can.
If you don't drink beer, just put saran wrap over the opened can and secure with an elastic band to keep it fresh in the fridge.

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Re: Organic pest and disease control

Post by farmingnoob » Wed May 15, 2019 8:17 am

gonbechan wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:02 am
Put as many out as you need around your garden, half fill each one with some beer...
Do I have to use real beer (¥200 a can) or can I use that fake stuff (¥100 a can)? :oops:

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Re: Organic pest and disease control

Post by gonbechan » Wed May 15, 2019 9:54 am

I am sure the slugs will not care haha.
I have never tried the cheap stuff so you will have to report back.