Eradicating Slugs and Snails without the use of chemicals

Here's a great way to get rid of pesky salad munching slugs and snails without the use of chemicals.

Crush up eggshells and sprinkle them around the stems of plants, you can cook them in the oven for a while to dry them out first if you like.

Sprinkle used coffee grounds in the same manner and you can also use ‘Cosse de Sarrasin’ which is supplied as a pretty up your pot mulch but has a similar effect on critters as it’s light weight and dry.

Soft bodied pests like slugs and snails hate these things as they stick to their bodies and prevent their progress.

It's working like a charm and my courgettes, aubergines, chillis and basil are very much happier for it!

It also helps to water in the morning as they like wet ground and come out at night.

How are you managing to keep them at bay? Any other tips?

Take an old jam jar and bury up to its neck in the ground.
Tip in a small amount of beer.
Fill the jar to 2/3rds with water.

The only two issues are;
a) more beer is more effective but it kind of hurts to serve beer to pests so I dilute mine
b) having to tip away the resultant mess of slugs when the jar is full.

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