Slugs In The Garden
Just because you don't see them doesn't mean they are not there. Slugs love moist areas and are often found hidden under pots, among plant leaves and in mulch.
During the day they hide away from the sun's hot rays, coming out at night and on cloudy days, where they seek out a variety of different plants, fruits, and vegetables to dine on.
What To Look For
To tell if you have them look for the silvery mucous trail that they leave behind on the plants. Another way you can tell is by taking a lid full of beer and placing it in your garden at night (sinking to level with the mulch). Slugs are attracted to the beer and will drown in it. In the morning, check the lids to see if there are any inside the lids.
There are many organic ways to help with slug management:
- Keep your garden weeded
- Eliminate areas where they can hide, such as wood piles.
- Water in the morning and not at night.
- Use slug bait such as Garden Safe Slug & Snail Bait or Diatomaceous Earth.