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Monday, 9 July 2012

URGH! I give up.

4 days ago I planted my beans into the border.... It has taken 4 days for half of them to be EATEN!!!!

The egg shells haven't made a blind bit of difference! I don't think i have the energy left to try again, let alone enough time left in the season to salvage anything now. Only the onions have done any good, and even they are taking their time about it. There is a garden up the road from ours which have onion plants twice the size of mine. In terms of slug repellents I don't really know what else to do now as I have to be so careful with what I use because of the chickens. They don't usually get on the border but the second I use something you can guarantee they will find their way in and poison themselves!

I am no longer a happy gardener.

1 comment:

  1. Bad luck with that - its heart breaking when it happens. I've tried all the so-called home treatments - grit, coffee grounds, egg shells, none of them work. I think the wet weather is neutralising a lot of these remedies.

    I had some luck with nematodes last year, but forgot to sign up this year!! It can come as a course of bacteria you water in every six weeks which apparently feast on the slugs organically. Can be a bit of a financial commitment depending on the size of the area you need to treat, but could be the best solution. Think it was called 'Nemaslug'