1963Re: [pfaf] Re:my HUUUUGE problem with S L U G S. Help!!!
- Dec 3, 2007They themselves are not a problem but I had a problem with them. They produce a problem for me when they wipe out whole beds of plants.
Too much moisture is impossible to avoid in the Frasier Valley except for freakishly dry seasons which are rare. We used only well rotted compost so that wasn't a factor...As for getting "some sun down there", I'm not sure what else I can do. The sun doesn't take my requests, and believe me I've asked for it. When slugs are in small numbers I let them do their thing but in a garden that is only two years old their population is too great. We knocked their population back and then once they stopped decimating our crops we left them alone. I think that taking 2 acres and leaving with them with about 78 isn't asking too much.
From: "Traveler in Thyme" <marcia@...>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 10:13:10 -0600
Subject: [pfaf] Re:my HUUUUGE problem with S L U G S. Help!!!
Slugs are not a "problem" they are a symptom of the real problem, which is
too much moisture and too much raw, rotting vegetation in your soil. Keep
things a bit drier, compost your material more completely before mulching,
and get some sun down there, and the slugs will go away.............
Traveler in Thyme
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