Gardening Expert Shares Simple “Organic” Way to Kill Slugs in Your Garden
Most gardeners will come across a slug, or evidence of a slug, at some point in the garden. Whether they hide under your containers or leave holes in your plants, they can be a nuisance. However, slugs are so common in UK outdoor spaces that gardeners need to be prepared for some damage.
Controlling them can be tricky, especially around young or vulnerable plants.
Luckily, gardening expert Jane Perrone shared an “organic” method to deter critters.
Jane works alongside Direct puree, who launched a campaign to get people across the country to grow their own vegetables and herbs.
The garden pro spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about how to keep slugs away from your vegetable patch.
She said, “I try not to panic about the parasites, and I never think they have a quick fix that’s just going to knock them all out and they’ll never be around again.
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“They get into the slugs – it’s pretty weird how it goes.
“But the good news is, it’s totally safe.
“If a slug is eaten by a hedgehog, it won’t be a problem for the hedgehog.”
Like any pest control, it is important that you follow directions exactly when using nematode worms.
Jane said it’s also important to note that not all slugs are bad in your garden.
Some of them do not eat fresh green vegetables, but only eat rotting matter.
If you encounter slugs in your compost heap, they are probably eating all the rotting things, so they don’t need to be killed.
“The more you can learn about the different types of pests and what they do and the different types of insects on your plot, it helps you understand what to do,” she added.
You can buy slug nematodes online for around £ 13, depending on how many you buy.
Mash Direct, Award-Winning ‘Field to Fork’ Vegetable Side dish brand, launches ‘Grow Your Own’ campaign to encourage more people across the UK to grow their own vegetables and herbs and increase their consumption of vegetables to harness the associated health and wellness benefits.
From May 24 to July 2, Mash Direct challenges individuals to grow their own vegetables and herbs in their gardens, home gardens and window sills.
If they showcase the evidence on social media, tagging @mashdirect and #GrowWithMash, they’ll be entered into a raffle to win free gardening tools and Mash Direct products.