Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Evil Dr. Slime

Who would have known that they very thing I planted to chase away one pesky garden pest would actually attract another. When I went out to hang laundry on the line yesterday morning, I noticed that my marigolds were dying. Then I saw it, the telltale trail of slime and then the enemy himself: Dr. Slime. Yes, slugs, the bane of every gardener and the enduring symbol of the Pacific Northwest, were eating all my marigolds! Arggggggg!

While I have read all kinds of "home rememdies" for ridding your garden of slugs (beer, ammonia, salt, sandpaper, egg shells, chalk) it was time to bring out the big guns: Corry's Slug & Snail Death!

I have to say it was very satisfying this morning to go out and find four VERY DEAD slugs in the flowerbed! Take that, Dr Slime!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

How does the egg shell thing work?
I usually just end up tossing them in the bucket when I'm weeding. I figure they can live the rest of their little sluggy lives happily at the dump.