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Re: [IGSROBIN] snails and slugs


----- Original Message -----
From: Bob and Diane Elder <elder@PRESYS.COM>
To: <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 1999 7:33 PM
Subject: snails and slugs


> Because we have had such mild winters..no below zero weather for a week
> or so, we now have slugs.  Nasty creatures.  YUCK.
> A friend uses kitty litter  in her green house to stop the slugs from
> climbing up her tomato vines.  She says is cuts their tender tummies.
> After each watering it must be replaced, though.
> My cucumbers were grown in a raised bed last summer.  The vines grew
> over the sides and into the lawn grass.  I did not get the grass mowed
> close around the beds, pulled up one vine with this formerly wonderful
> cucumber.....It had hundreds of holes in it.  I plunked it into a bucket
> filled with salty water.  My husband came by in a few minutes, looked at
> that mess and pitched it all in to the compost pit!  If the vines stayed
> in the raised bed, I did not have any problems with slugs, but when they
> touched the ground, that was another story.
> Little tiny slugs have invaded the cherry. plum and pear trees.  They
> just vein the leaves.
> I am stocking up on a good supply of ammonia, Dale.
> Good hunting,
> Diane
I say we nuke them.  Or alternatively, cook them with butter, parsley, and
garlic.  Make lemonade out of lemons!





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