Keep slugs off salad

Garden News (UK) - - The Undercover Gardener -

At this time of year, hardy let­tuce, win­ter purslane, lamb’s let­tuce and salad bur­net are a wel­come sight in the emp­ty­ing veg­etable gar­den. Start them off in trays and plant out seedlings or sow them di­rect in a shel­tered, sunny spot, but be­ware of slugs feast­ing on young shoots. Ne­ma­todes won’t work in colder tem­per­a­tures, so try pick­ing off slugs by hand by torch­light or place saucers of beer or half-orange traps close to the plants and empty them ev­ery morn­ing. Al­ter­na­tively, use a gel re­pel­lent or sprin­kle a few slug pel­lets close to the young plants.

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