5 Gardening Tips and Tricks That Everyone Should Know
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…
Slug bait! 2 cups of warm water 2 tablespoons of flour 1 teaspoon of sugar ½ teaspoon of yeast ...and mix well I just put it in a pie tin and 24 hours later checked it. Totally works! (This is the picture I took this morning)
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
Slug and snail deterrent ~~ Don’t dump out that last bit of coffee that you didn’t finish, throw it in a spray bottle and spray your plants to naturally deter slugs and snails. Also, you can make a slug “fence” around the garden with the grounds. This is a double bonus because as the coffee grounds deter slugs, they are also a great addition to soil and earthworms love them!
1 1/2 cups of water 1 1/2 cups of vinegar 1 cup of Murphy's Oil Soap Mix ingredients together in a hand-held pump sprayer. Spray plants and around the areas where slugs have been frequenting. Repeat as necessary.