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March 3, 2012

The slugs

In the hoop house

At night, they party

They stay up late cavorting

Then go on drunken joy rides up the walls

It is a wonder any of them survive……

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  1. March 3, 2012 9:43 pm

    If you take a tuna can (or something similar) and put some beer in it they will be attracted to it, climb in and drown. What a Way to GO!!! We do it every year in the strawberry beds.

    • March 3, 2012 9:51 pm

      Yeah, the strawberries get protected here too.

      There is enough bok choi to go around though lol.

      Seriously, I have been digging and amphibian pond, a bog garden type thing to attract and breed toads and frogs (the toad is the supreme anti-slug).

      • March 3, 2012 10:27 pm

        I’ve always tried to keep frogs/toads in the garden but with limited success. Do you use the toad “houses”?

  2. March 4, 2012 12:41 am

    I keep toads in the garden with a slab with holes under it. (I have some concrete walkway bricks. Just dig a couple small trenches 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep and about 3 inches wide, then lay the brick over it. The toads just migrate to it. (I capture about 8 each year and push them into the ruts head first. At least half of them stay for the season.

  3. March 4, 2012 9:59 am

    Someone gave me a toad house but I haven’t set up the conditions to attract and retain them to the property yet. Once I have the bog pond set up (with an automatic watering valve from the well system) I plan on using some of the large flat shale “stepping stone” rocks to create plenty of structure around the garden for toads and my growing skink population. (My current cat could care less about munching lizard heads and they are making a comeback).

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