Posted: 14/02/2013 at 12:11
place seems rife with advertising!! There's that Tine bloke too, you know the one with the video that is used to induce comas..
On topic, I do use slug pellets, however, and this is the HUGE point, people use them like they are salting the roads!! This is NOT the way to use. I saw a report on WHICH? if I rememeber. It was testing all sorts of pellets, the natural ones, the not so natural etc. All were fairly effective, but in every case the main point they made was NOT to use too many. Basically they said each pellet should be 3-4" from the next. When you think about that, that's very few to cover quite a substantial area. I've been using this idea for last couple of years and have had excellent success and one carton of pellets easily lasts me a whole season. If you do use the not so natural way, at least this way you are minimising the amount you are using. When I sprinkled half a handful on 7' x 4' raised salad bed last year, my mum who has been growing veg for 50+ years laughed and said it was never enough, however we had great lettuce and leaves with virtually no damage. So it does work! And remember last year was mollusc heaven!