Posted: 04/01/2012 at 19:46
I've tried most of the ways suggested in both the link suggested and by Pippa in her blog.
I have successfully reduced the slug abd snail population of my small house garden, mainly by early evening hunting with my 'snail scissors', but that wouldn't work on my allotment as it has to be done frequently.
I've considered nematodes but have baulked at the cost of treating my plots. I have resorted to usuing slug pellets, which I apply under the nets to keep birds of fruit and brassicas.
However the slugs that are doing the most damamge and are at epedemic proportions are the tiny black/brown slugs which don't seem to be attracted by the pellets (or I can't find their dead bodies).
It's frustrating, and means that veg needs to be very scruporously cleaned, but hasn't put me off yet! I'm actually praying for a week of good cold weather!