Friday, June 1, 2007

Fosters: Preferred by garden slugs everywhere


If you grow vegetables, and you've got slugs (and up here in the Pacific Northwest, we gots us some slugs), you'll eventually need to undertake some slug population control. Fortunately, there's one thing slugs love even more than your veggies: Your beer! So get yourself some Mason jars, or pint-size deli containers, or some such like (leftover plastic cups from your last kegger would seem especially appropriate), recess them into the soil, and fill with beer:


Then sit back and watch the slugs come out to party. Sure, this will kill the slugs, but it's far less toxic than slug bait (except for the slugs, of course), and at least they'll go down with a good buzz on.

5 comments:

FaustianBargain said...

hello, i came upon your blog after reading your comment in shuna's blog.(yes..border collies..they spoil you for life!)

anyways..i thought you'd find this interesting.. http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/allotment/archives//war_on_slugs.html#more > war on slugs. the allotment blog is awesome..got crazy good links/advice and general ammunition to kill insane amount of time online.

take care.

FaustianBargain said...

i am thinking that the link is broken...attempting once again using HTML..

allotment blog..war on slugs

hope this one works.

tommy said...

Hey FB! Welcome. And thanks for the link. Interesting stuff. I haven't caught any slugs in the beer yet, and in truth, I don't think I've got much of a problem with slugs, but I figure, better safe than sorry.

Trisha said...

I think you're going to end up cathcing homeless drunks who stumble upon your free beer.

tommy said...

I sort of suspect that the neighbor's cat might be getting into it, actually...