Slug Necklace: Slugs and Snails

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Slug Necklace

By Bonehead
May 26, 2014

Pennies glued to a cardboard collar, to deter both slugs and weeds.

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Name: Glenn Sanada

May 27, 2014 6:39 PM CST
Do not even know if slugs and snails are in East TX. My prior reading says to set out a 'beer trap'. The other way from years gone by in HI where there are slugs and snails is this: 'search and destroy' by finding them and dumping salt on them. Watch them shrink and die.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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May 29, 2014 11:30 AM CST
Welcome @glennsanada - slugs are just a fact of life in the rainy Pacific NW. The beer traps do work, as does salt. Or, as one gardener suggested on a different thread, simply snip them in half with scissors. More will be back the next day...
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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids
Jul 6, 2016 11:35 PM CST
I too am in the Pacific Northwest, and slugs are just part of gardening for me. I go on slug patrol, in the evening often. It took some getting use to years ago, when I started, but now I see it as a productive garden chore. I also use deadline. For us, there will always be taxes and slugs where we live Bonehead, so I appreciate your slug necklace. I do love your idea, especially for those precious young plants, like Bleeding heart, and fuschia. I may steal your idea and glue a few lines of pennies around some planters.

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