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Talkback: Slugs and snails and pussycat tails

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 10:19

I have a clay garden, plus all this rain means there are millions of them. I have sunk a couple of yoghurt pots either side of the raised bed, filled with beer. I have had to put a lid on them to keep the dog out.

I've also taped bubble wrap around the edge of the plastic greenhouse to seal it - they still get in.

now i've put anti slug gravel around the edges of all the pots - its broken up ceramics thats sharp and drys them out.

I gave in and bought slug pellets yesterday so fingers crossed.

Does the copper tape thing work? not enough birds in my garden yet.

New gardener new raised bed

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 20:09


I've read the other newbie posts about their new veggies/raised beds.

I had started my lettuce/radish/carrots/spinach from seed on window sills. Following the advice on this site, I pricked them out and kept in doors. Yesterday I built a 1meter sq raised bed, with cover and planted them all out. Today they all look terrible.

They are all flat and sad looking - plus something (probably a dam slug) has got in and eaten a bit off every lettuce and spinach leaf! Slugs are a nightmare in my clay garden but some of these holes are in the middle of the leaves and there a holes in the soil.

Is it too cold? why are they so flat?

thanks for help


Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 00:51

I have to agree with the other comments. I have just started gardening and have grown carots from sed so really keen to find out more - but where is it. this is not information!

Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 23:35

Morrisons stuff is just as bad

How do i plant Morning Glory

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 23:26

I have sown a few seeds and put half a plastic bottle over the top and popped on a window sill, they have come up really strong and quicker than any thing else i've sewn. 4 weeks later i had to prick them out as they are growing so well.

I am looking forward to seeing them prosper.

good luck with yours

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