Tip of the Week: Slug Defense

Tip of the Week: Slug Defense

Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we're telling you how you can keep your garden safe and secure from slugs all shapes and sizes, and without the use of pesticides or toxins! In your home, you have many items that have many more purposes than what's listed.  Take beer, for example: Sure, it's a great drink to sit down and have a meal with, but it is also the best thing to use for combating slugs.  Here's what you need to make your own personal, green slug trap. Take an empty, shallow aluminum can, such as a tuna can, and pour some beer in it.  Do not fill it up to the edge; allow some room from the rim.  Next, simply set it in your garden, and that's it!  Slugs love the smell of beer, so they will come waltzing over to your trap in no time.  They'll try to drink some of the beer, but will wind up falling into the can.  No more slugs for you, and your garden will thank you. Just be sure not to bury the can or make it even with the soil around it, or else you'll wind up trapping ground beetles, who will eat slugs! For more simple and easy gardening tips, be sure to check back every Monday for our latest Tip of the Week!

Photo by Jared Belson

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