Posted: 29/05/2012 at 14:21
I have a major infestation! I squashed 100s in the last few days. I go out in the morning & lift them & then again in the evening, but one day I even went out in the dark at midnight & got about 100, and that was after two major collections earlier! In fairness they've been kept at bay, possibly cuz it's been so dry, but my focus has been on my veg patch. My flowers have been munched to the ground! I've just ordered nemaslug from Amazon, cuz I've loads of stuff to go in the ground, but I'm afraid the slugs will have it all stripped before I can get enough coffee grounds to protect them. Have to say, coffee grounds are the most effective thing I've used next to ash from the fire. The benefit of coffee grounds is that they'll fertilize the soil, where the ash won't unless it's pure wood ash. The drawback of coffee grounds is that it can form an impenetrable barrier that hinders water getting to the plant.