Posted: 23/07/2016 at 12:59
Don't get mad .... get even!
I was originally sceptical that nematodes would work .... but I'm now a total convert.
I've got a large garden so need to buy the 100 sq m pack. You apply every 6 weeks or so ...not cheap but so worth it.
I still do an occasional evening "slug hunt" ... if it's warm and damp ... ideal slug weather. In the past I would have got 400+ .... the total now caught is usually <10. The hostas have never looked so nice ... and the erythroniums were lovely this year too. I might even try growing delphiniums again.
I figure that the cost is equivalent to buying a couple of plants ... so put like that it doesn't seem too bad if it saves things I've already got.
I also get to spend more time gardening rather than constantly slug hunting.