Posted: 16/01/2012 at 15:38
I also use beer traps with great success and go out at least a couple of times in the evenings to catch and dispose of slugs and snails. Last year I also put whole cabbage leaves around my young plants and found that the slugs and snails prefered the cabbage leaves; I also found some of them hiding under the leaves in the mornings.
Many years ago during the early evening I was crawling up my garden path on my hands and knees looking under low growing plants to find slugs and snails when I was suddenly aware of someone watching me. My neighbour was watching me from his bedroom window with a really puzzled look on his face. I bet he thought I had gone completely mad!