Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:05
Ighten in reply to your question a few days ago. John has also spoken about nematodes.
I have used slug nematodes for the first time, applied them last week. Was more of a faff than I expected, apply when soil damp, water on with can that has wide holed rose, apply same amount of water after, and keep moist but not waterlogged for two weeks. Well I haven't had to worry about keeping moist, was concerned they would be waterlogged. Offers protection for 6 to 8 weeks.
This morning I have inspected and for the first time my beans, courgettes and hostas have had no extra chomping that I can see. I do have beer traps down and will monitor if anything extra drowns.
This will not have helped with snails but I seem to have more of a slug problem.