7 June 2009

Richard's Garden

There have been some damage from slugs, not much, just a couple of lettuce seedlings eaten. So I have decided to do something about them before they get out of hand, and applied Nemaslug.

I have used Nemaslug before and they were successful. Nemaslug are nematodes that are parasite to slugs. A few days after ordering them a sealed plastic box appears in the post. You mix the contents with water (one packet to 16 litres of water) and then water the area to protect using a coarse rose. Slugs get infected with the nematodes and die underground in about a week. The six weeks of being slug free is enough for young plants to get established.

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