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My home-made natural slug killer is ready!

After 2 weeks of my slugs ‘brewing’ away it was time to finish the process and protect our plants!

For those who missed Stage 1 – click here

After 2 weeks 'brewing' - ooh, the smell!
After 2 weeks ‘brewing’ – ooh, the smell!

I was quite surprised when I removed the lid to still see some of the slugs alive – hardy little wotsits – oh, and the smell….! (it didn’t seem to put Cosmo off though – he was definitely up for having a taste, thankfully this repellent is only harmful to other slugs).

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The war on Slugs begins – nematodes are my friend!

A quiet couple of days on the gardening front however daily inspections are showing new things coming up every day – the red onions, garlic & radishes are the latest to start appearing.

my haul from last night's slug hunt
my haul from last night’s slug hunt

The rhubarb and parsley seem to be getting chomped so last night we went out at dusk to collect a load of slugs to try out a natural slug repellent method that I found online – it involves a bucket, some weeds, tap water & slugs! (I had to use my veggie steamer as couldn’t find anything else with holes in the lid – the neighbours think us quirky enough as it is – bet they wondered what one earth we were up to!) Continue reading The war on Slugs begins – nematodes are my friend!