Beware: Gross Factor = 7.5 out of 10
Why did the slug cross the road??
To get to Sparkle Plenty's garden!
Honestly, this was the largest, longest slug I've ever seen, must've been about 3 inches or so - it was crazy huge!
But if you're having slug problems in the garden, Redbeard's advice column is open and ready to dispense with the knowledge. Just please don't compare me to John Tesh. *blech*
My vegetable garden has been plagued by slugs all summer, this must be some kind of record year. What can I do?
-Sluggish in Saugus, MA
I hope you have a strong stomach. Or perhaps a weak one, depends on how you look at it. By accident, we made a discovery while on a camping trip. We first got to the campsite and for whatever reason, most likely car motion sickness, The Girl got sick at the edge of the campsite. Much to my chagrin, about an hour later after setting up the tent, I found her vomitous on the wipes she used to clean her mouth off also around the perimeter of the campsite.
What does this have to do with slugs, you ask? Well, when I picked up the sick wipes, there were about 2 or 3 slugs that had raced to the play up to get a tasty morsel.
I got to thinking, if one had some extra play up around, perhaps after a night of infrastructure *drinks* or if a pet randomly heaves on your favourite pillows, one with a vegetable garden infested with slugs could strategically place the play up around the perimeter of the garden to draw out the slugs!