What can i put down to keep slugs and snails away from my plants?

what can i put down to keep slugs and snails away from my plants already took out 2

Richard Holman
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I dont know if it is safe for canabis but my mom use to se bug geta in the garden as a kid.

Dean Faulkner
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i have put egg shells coffee grounds

Richard Holman
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Diatomaceous Earth aro d the plants guts the little bastard. I have foraging ducks that work really well.

Eddie Rivers
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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

Brandon Harrison
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great idea thanks

Richard Holman 3 years

Snails & slugs are attracted to beer... Used this myself wiuth great success

Doug Mcknight 3 years

i think this attracts mice as well

Jim Griffin 3 years

Jim makes sense I enjoy a good Brew every once in awhile too

Brandon Harrison 3 years

Brandon Harrison yea if i'm walking by i might steal that cup for myself lol

Jim Griffin 3 years
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Thin strips of copper

Andy Vaughan
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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.

Caleb Neal 3 years

Even copper pennies will work, you just need to create a barrier on the ground. They can’t pass over it

Andy Vaughan 3 years

These are about the thickness of a penny or just a little more.

Caleb Neal 3 years

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

BryanPaul Trevino 3 years

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

Mik Herrera 3 years

Set a saucer filled with beer on the ground. They can’t resist and drown.

John Nixon
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Small dish with beer in it, all the slugs go in it then drown

Jason Rangel
J

Hiccup!

Brandon Harrison 3 years

Plot twist. All the snails came at once and drank the beer now they’re all drunk and on your plant

Martin Steele 3 years

Moral of the story it is better to be puked on than eaten

Brandon Harrison 3 years

You’ve got the info you need! Beer!

Taz Michaud
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MORE BEER!!!

John Vargas 3 years

Salt

Kyle Freeman
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Just make sure you dont “salt the earth” in the process lol

Kyle Freeman 3 years

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

Kyle Freeman 3 years

That seems like a safer option, didn’t know copper did that, thanks for the heads up

Kyle Freeman 3 years

That is too cool, Do you have a photo of the setup by any chance?

Kyle Freeman 3 years

Beer in a saucer

Ron Joyce
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Salt

Jake Henderson
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Diamateous earth, salt will damage the plants.

Mark Shannon
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That’s weird I put Epsom salt in my water and my plants love it

Jake Henderson 3 years

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.

Mark Shannon 3 years

Salt

Willie Raines
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crunched egg shells

Paul Koehler
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Beer

Justin Walker
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Beer

Richard Chatman
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Salt around the plants .

Ariel Gunter
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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

Mac Rojas 3 years

Around the pot. Not inside.. If it's already on the plant. Only manual removal.

Ariel Gunter 3 years

Ariel Gunter gotcha. I was picturing in ground plants.

Mac Rojas 3 years

copper wire in a circle .

Paul Koehler
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Never heard of this, pretty neat

Mac Rojas 3 years

Mac Rojas works, the wire has to meet, make a magnetic field .

Paul Koehler 3 years

Beer is the natural way, put it in a pie tin near the base of plants theyll drown in it. Not too close tho

Mac Rojas
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Slug Bait.

Paul Koehler
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Epson salt

Ballhog Swift
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coffee grounds

John Vargas
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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

Cole James
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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.

Steve Purcell 3 years

Tuna can with beer half full, works the best.

Tom Vickers
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Solo red cups full of beer.

Paul Burns
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Beer

Alex Tabor
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Diamateous earth or copper.

Brian Rouse
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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.

Alex Tabor 3 years

Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Alex Tabor 3 years

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

Brian Rouse 3 years

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

Alex Tabor 3 years

Food grade Diatomaceous Earth

West Champagne
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Diatomaceous earth. Or all else fails you salt .

Barry Oconnor
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very coarse sand, they cant crawl across it

Dominic Galvan
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Crushed egg shells

Richard Holman
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Egg shells if in a pot rub petroleum jelly around the rim they slide straight off

Mitch Whitman
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get a carnivorous slug

Daniel Faulkner
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Beer.... A dish of beer. They love beer.

Tina Boyer
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Salt barrier.

Koon Ramsey
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Steal wool stretched out around the stem

Jimmy Hardin
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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

Gary Herring
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Diatomaceous Earth. It works on everything.

John Stanford
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Crushed egg shells work great, but diatomaceous earth works great too.

Nathan Herrington
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Takela and sand thay could have a rock fit

Patrick Stein
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Salt they fire from it

Todd Sykes
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Beer moat around your plants

Fred Knox
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Salt

Stephen Myles
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Thanks every body stopped counting at 80 snails. All dead

Richard Holman
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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.

Koon Ramsey 3 years

Roach powder! Kills them dead

Elaine Nichols
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Yeah, but what about the residue?

Tina Boyer
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