How to deal with slugs?
Slugs, they are also night gluttons, slugs. Anyone who has anything to do with the garden, the dacha, the garden, the vineyard at least once met on its site these gastropods, characteristic of the absence of shells. They eat potatoes (tubers and foliage), a variety of crops, peas, beans, strawberries, tomatoes and cucumbers. Not indifferent to citrus and grapes, the shoots of cereals. In general, harm ungodly and in every way. And, accordingly, get rid of them completely or at least partially - the cherished dream of many summer residents. This article contains several folk methods that help to combat slugs. How to do it, read the following material.
We use large sand, sawdust, egg crushedshell or - nut. The effect is important here: these animals do not like rough surfaces. Sprinkle regularly shoots of vegetables in the garden, and slugs to them simply will not be able to creep. Take care not to form so-called paths or loopholes, through which pests would fall to the plants.
The most effective method (according to testimonyGerman gardeners) - a dark beer like "porter". Slugs for some reason strongly love him. It is necessary to pour a few large flat beer containers and dig in the places of dislocation slugs flush, so that access to the drink is open. Several of these "pyanok" will save the garden from slugs forever (well, at least for one season - for sure)!
You can take a spilled coffee grounds, brew it, dilute it with water and water those places of plants (flowers), where you are accustomed to eating slug. They say it's a very effective method if beer does not help.
Cellophane bags, spread out over the garden with a small amount of water, serve as a night shelter for slugs. In the morning it remains only to collect and destroy them together with the packages.
And yet, as a method, use a copper tape with a weak current (its pests are afraid and can not creep across the barrier) or, alternatively, hang flowers in pots: slugs can not fly!
Among all the methods, choose the most suitable (gardeners recommend beer as the best)!
For more information, see Problems of Cultivated Plants.