what can i put down to keep slugs and snails away from my plants already took out 2
I dont know if it is safe for canabis but my mom use to se bug geta in the garden as a kid.
i have put egg shells coffee grounds
Diatomaceous Earth aro d the plants guts the little bastard. I have foraging ducks that work really well.
Take a plastic cup bury it in the soil to the top of the cup pour beer in cup partway they fall in can't get out
great idea thanks
Snails & slugs are attracted to beer... Used this myself wiuth great success
i think this attracts mice as well
Jim makes sense I enjoy a good Brew every once in awhile too
Brandon Harrison yea if i'm walking by i might steal that cup for myself lol
Thin strips of copper
I have copper Id tags that are about a #4 gauge thickness. So when you say thin how thin do you mean? Or will any amount of copper do.
Even copper pennies will work, you just need to create a barrier on the ground. They can’t pass over it
These are about the thickness of a penny or just a little more.
Caleb Neal hobby shops, arts and craft store and home depot sell copper sheets. Usually 4"x 10". You can wrap them into reusable ring around the plant and leave 1-2" above your soil
Bare Copper wire is good, make a ring around the plant, it creates a small elegtric current they dont like...& lots of other bugs too
Set a saucer filled with beer on the ground. They can’t resist and drown.
Small dish with beer in it, all the slugs go in it then drown
Plot twist. All the snails came at once and drank the beer now they’re all drunk and on your plant
Moral of the story it is better to be puked on than eaten
You’ve got the info you need! Beer!
Just make sure you dont “salt the earth” in the process lol
I get that salt is very bad for vegetation, I was thinking more along the lines of wrapping double sided tape around the trunk and putting salt on one side none on the plant side
That seems like a safer option, didn’t know copper did that, thanks for the heads up
That is too cool, Do you have a photo of the setup by any chance?
Beer in a saucer
Diamateous earth, salt will damage the plants.
That’s weird I put Epsom salt in my water and my plants love it
Epsom Salts is not technically salt as in table salt it is a mineral salt and the ratios used in adding epsom are not high enough to repel slugs. No matter even epsom salt can cause restricted uptake of nutrients if over used.
crunched egg shells
Salt around the plants .
Salts would not be good, unless its epsom, and your plant doesnt need a whole lot of that. It will get into the roots and do bad things
Around the pot. Not inside.. If it's already on the plant. Only manual removal.
Ariel Gunter gotcha. I was picturing in ground plants.
copper wire in a circle .
Never heard of this, pretty neat
Mac Rojas works, the wire has to meet, make a magnetic field .
Beer is the natural way, put it in a pie tin near the base of plants theyll drown in it. Not too close tho
Diatomeous earth is the only thing that works for me, but if your growing in your backyard and wanna mess cups of beer it works fine, if you're making sure they don't overflow with slugs and water overnight
Just a side note, and I'm not saying cole is telling you to do this, but don't put the diatomaceous earth on the plant. I've seen people do this and the powder blocks photo synthesis.
Tuna can with beer half full, works the best.
Solo red cups full of beer.
Diamateous earth or copper.
DE would work, but copper? I thought copper was used for fungicide, and is only a myth for repelling. The only problem with DE is that it will effect all microbiology in the area potentially destroying the beneficial organisms as well.
Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Copper mesh works for me, supposedly gives them a shock not sure why but it works. Not sure about the DE killing the micro biology I grow in burried pots
I mean maybe, I’ve just never heard of cu being used for this, many other things. I’d use a beer trap personally, but that’s because I understand how cu is used in the remediation of fungi, and fungi are probably the most important microorganisms in soil
Food grade Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous earth. Or all else fails you salt .
very coarse sand, they cant crawl across it
Crushed egg shells
Egg shells if in a pot rub petroleum jelly around the rim they slide straight off
get a carnivorous slug
Beer.... A dish of beer. They love beer.
Steal wool stretched out around the stem
Salt wall they cant move through it they melt by wall i mean a small amoount. 5 inch in side planter about 25 grains of salt shouldnt. Do nothing to your soil but kill slugs and snails melt right in front of your eyes
Diatomaceous Earth. It works on everything.
Crushed egg shells work great, but diatomaceous earth works great too.
Takela and sand thay could have a rock fit
Salt they fire from it
Beer moat around your plants
Thanks every body stopped counting at 80 snails. All dead
keep treatment up for the next 2 months. Mollusks are hermaphroditic. They can store genetics from others for years. ONE survivor is a new colony in 6 weeks.
Roach powder! Kills them dead
Yeah, but what about the residue?