Answer: If you can find annuals for sale, you can still plant them in your containers or in the ground. You could also plant some of the warm season annuals from seed, such as cosmos, cleome, and sunflower although these would need a fairly large container to do well. Slugs can be an ongoing problem, so you will need to keep working at controlling them. Methods to try include the beer baited traps, the commercial baits, sprinkling diatomaceous earth (horticulture grade powder) on the soil surface around the plants, and picking them by hand in the late evening or at night (drop them into soapy or salty water). Finally, avoid watering in the evening as the moisture attracts them.
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