Saturday, June 23, 2012

Overnight dead slug count: 29

My bed of impatiens under the tree in the front yard is pathetic.  The slugs have taken over.  Each evening, before dark, I put beer in small containers scattered throughout the bed.  Slugs start to come out at dark.  They are attracted to the beer, crawl in the containers and die.

Last year was the first year I had this problem but I managed to have a nice, pretty display of red and white impatiens blooms.  This year?  The jury is still out.

I think next year, I may plant hostas there.  Do you know of a better, more fool proof way of dealing with slugs in your garden?  If so, I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Using beer was the only way I have heard of, but it seems the slugs are enjoying this way too much, Sherry, and sticking around for seconds? I no longer plant impatiens so maybe that's a solution.

  2. Thank you Sherry for visiting my blog.
    As for the slugs, I read they do not like copper so if you go to the hardware store and purchase the copper foil tape, you can lay that around your bed and the slugs will not cross over it. Also the other use for the copper foil tape is in stained glass, they use it to wrap the edges of the glass before soldering.

    Hope your day is blessed.


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