Kill slugs with a cornmeal trap. Cornmeal is cheaper, but may not attract as many slugs. Put a tablespoon or two of cornmeal in a jar and lay it on its side. Keep the cornmeal dry, and it will kill slugs by expanding inside them
Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil…
Get Rid of Slugs with Grapefruit Rinds! You can use a variety of fruit rinds for this, including orange, lemon, and lime rinds, cantaloupe or honeydew melons that you've halved and scooped the fruit from, or winter squash rinds you've halved and hollowed out. Don't spend any extra money next time you have to deal with a slug problem. Check your produce drawer or root cellar instead!
Slugs can be one of the most annoying garden pests. If left uncontrolled, they can completely annihilate a healthy garden. If you notice lots of small holes in the leaves of your plants, you likely have a slug issue. No worries though, you can get rid of them using simple household items, some of which you likely have on hand. 1. Cornmeal For some reason,… [read more]