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Need Slug weapons....DE keeps washing away!
    #4535849 - 08/15/05 12:06 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I built a raised outdoor bed.....and the first flush is coming heavy along with the snail/slug population! All the Diatomaceous earth keeps washing away.....or turning to mush with the rains. Tried some strands of thin copper wire around the bricks.....but I don't know that it will be enough? I am leaving for a few days and need somethings solid so my flush isn't wiped out. Anyone use a thick layer of sand? or Copper flashing maybe.....any reliable suggestions would be much appreciated-


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Re: Need Slug weapons....DE keeps washing away! [Re: deva1]
    #4535871 - 08/15/05 12:09 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

what about beer traps on the outside of the grow area


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Re: Need Slug weapons....DE keeps washing away! [Re: deva1]
    #4535881 - 08/15/05 12:10 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Copper wire 99% of the time keeps slugs away, same as epsom salt.

Slugs/snails are HIGHLY against the stuff..

Good for keeping them away from you certain plants too.. :smile:


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Re: Need Slug weapons....DE keeps washing away! [Re: deva1]
    #4536210 - 08/15/05 01:20 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

i heard of people lining the garden with pennies.
dont know for sure


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Re: Need Slug weapons....DE keeps washing away! [Re: SubGen1us]
    #4536228 - 08/15/05 01:26 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Pennies ARE copper :smile:


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Re: Need Slug weapons....DE keeps washing away! [Re: NorCalKing]
    #4536617 - 08/15/05 03:16 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Slug Bait perimeter, along with a few shallow sausers of beer inside the perimeter will get most of those slime buckets.


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Re: Need Slug weapons....DE keeps washing away! [Re: agar]
    #4537067 - 08/15/05 09:44 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks all, tried a few beer traps last night and woke up to a drunken and drowned out posse, might go with a round of pennies as extra protection. The crop is saved!


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Re: Need Slug weapons....DE keeps washing away! [Re: deva1]
    #4537466 - 08/15/05 12:47 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Beer + pennies on the ground may attract bums!

Only problem I have with beer is that it attracts every single slug for miles around. Regular table salt will put them off but will wash away too.


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Re: Need Slug weapons....DE keeps washing away! [Re: deva1]
    #4537565 - 08/15/05 01:15 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

pennies

slugs won't cross over pennies.

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