Never heard of these, thanks. This pest coincides with the arrival of many spiders, which build huge webs on tomatoes and trees.
You're probably correct but it sure looks like some webs to me, but, since I don't have slugs and snails here, what do I know?I think it's rather more likely, with all that slime to be an attack by slugs/snails. We don't use insecticides here @Chuck , and my recommendation for slugs and snails is to go to the greenhouse as it gets dark with some thin rubber gloves and a salt pot - a torch helps too (in case I trip over) As you dispose of the culprits into the pot of salt, it makes you feel better to yell something like ''take that you b****rd''
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I did a Blitzkrieg attack around midnight and found dozens of slugs eating the greens. I will keep an eye on the plants because other types of pest may be using them. Thanks both.You're probably correct but it sure looks like some webs to me, but, since I don't have slugs and snails here, what do I know?
I would never use slug pellets of any kind. Poisoning slugs and snails also kills the likes of hedgehogs and birds, and those are the little creatures that devour the slugs in the first place. What sort of stupid mentality is that?
As gardeners, so many of us can be so very short sighted and selfish resulting in killing off all our gardening ''friends'' A little bit of live and let live is beneficial all round - but when it comes to slugs and brassicas...... it has to be the torch, gloves and salt pot View attachment 83624
Are you sure you read the whole thing. It was saying that Sluggo (iron phosphate) is NOT nearly as safe as advertised. I know there are beneficial snails but I thought all slugs were bad guys.That was an interesting read Chuck. The thing is, I am only interested in sorting out the slugs or snails that actually do harm that matters on my land. Throwing any kind of slug bait around is inviting in all the other ones in to join the party.
There are probably lots of products that are sold as safe that actually are not. I would far rather leave nature to get on with it all even if it means a few losses with my plants. Prevention too is always better than ''cure''
Leopard slugs are omnivores, they won't eat living plants, but they eat dead plant material and other slugs.Are you sure you read the whole thing. It was saying that Sluggo (iron phosphate) is NOT nearly as safe as advertised. I know there are beneficial snails but I thought all slugs were bad guys.
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