Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - GARDENING -

Slugs are a big prob­lem in most cool­cli­mate win­ter gar­dens and an in­fes­ta­tion can de­stroy even ma­tur­ing bras­si­cas, es­pe­cially cab­bages. They usu­ally breed and re­main hid­ing in mulching ma­te­ri­als sur­round­ing plants, com­ing out at night to feed. I sprin­kle cof­fee grounds and even cold cof­fee into the bases of vul­ner­a­ble plants as a very ef­fec­tive killer of slugs and small snails. The stuff can also be poured into nearby crevices where these pests hide.

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