Blimey the slugs and snails have been acting like locusts in the poly-tunnel and veg plot lately. I blame it on the showery weather. I have been going out at night hand picking the slugs and snails. But they seem to be winning the battle at the moment. Oh my poor brassica's and beans!
Yesterday I decided to make some 'slug pubs'. We filled trays and dishes with some cheap beer 'el crappo' from one of the cheap German supermarkets. I have an habit of picking up a can of some unknown beer and saying:
"I will just get one to see if it's any good."
Of course it very rarely is. That's probably why it's so cheap. Any way here's a couple of photographs of the slug 'pubs'. The slugs have a last drink and drown. Poor slugs what?
How do you fight slugs and snails? We bought some organic slug pellets last year and our own slug pubs. You don't even need to use beer. Pop or cordial will entice them - anything sweet!