Re: [Organic_Gardening] Orange Peel Surprise and Slugs


 In the past, for small garden beds I have laid wide (12") boards around the perimeter. Before the heat of the day the slugs migrate to the damp, cool shade underneath the boards, making it easy to flip the boards over & do away with the little buggers.
Worked for me.
Dave 😎

On Apr 26, 2017 2:35 PM, "Rinda Frye [Organic_Gardening]" <> wrote:

Hi there, glad to see the Organic Gardening group functioning again.  I have a question:  I have two fig trees that I overwinter in my greenhouse.  Last fall I looked at a u-tube tutorial on how to prune the fig trees and keep them healthy with a weeding drop of liquid fertilizer.  The Black figs look fabulous---thicker and many more on the tree than in the past.  But, when I tasted them, they had no flavor at all--looked great but tasted like foam rubber or sponge.  What was my mistake?  Did I prune at the wrong season?  Should I do that in Spring?  Or in the dead of winter?  Any thoughts?  

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:13 PM, " [Organic_Gardening]" <> wrote:

Hello Group:

I am slowly converting my landscape to incorporate  more edible foods. As such, I have put a bed next to an existing lawn that has various vegetable seedlings emerging.

I have put out egg shells and coffee grounds for nourishment and pest control. Most recently, I put out chopped orange peel in an attempt to deter the cats from sitting in the bed. Interestingly, the slugs absolutely love the orange peel. It has made it easy to pick them right out of the bed!

 The orange peel seems to work better than beer traps; of which I have had mixed success in the past.(evidently invertebrates have a very fine taste for brew and expect only the best). 

Do any of you have other tried and true methods for slug control that you prefer to use?

Happy Gardening!


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