We have lots more tips for organic gardening on the cheap. There are lots more sprays you can produce at home. It is necessary to wear gloves before you hand pick them as the garden slugs are covered by the irritating slime all over the body. Check the trap each morning and clean it out as necessary. However remember chilli heat could burn foliage if applied too liberally so keep an eye on plant reactions, and do not use unless absolutely necessary. You could also use a strong blast of water. Mix one part soft or liquid soap with 100 parts water. Strategically placing complimentary plants together is one of the best things ever; Mother Nature is a genius, so why not let her help? The Chilli Spray is a good way to deter dogs chewing things you don’t want them to chew and may even deter deer, rabbits and other grazing mammals in the garden.
Garlic Spray used weekly during the growing period of fruit trees will keep down aphids and other insect infestations. Ants also farm aphids for the honeydew they produce and can protect them from predators such as ladybirds. The soft soap can be used around the home in the laundry or for washing the dishes (adding some lemon juice to cut through grease). It is quite possible to make your own soft soap too. A manure tea fertiliser is simple to make and very effective in boosting plants’ performance. Rather than have a cupboard full of dangerous, toxic and expensive chemical insecticides why not make your own? The more we discover about synthetic pesticides, herbicides and insecticides the more we learn how unhealthy they are for the environment and the people and animals that live in it. Pellet Baits Iron Phosphate pellets are successful baits that will immediately eliminate the slug after 6 days of ingestion.
Once the slug falls in this container, it will drown easily. Slugs like dark, damp hiding spots, so place a wet piece of wood or plank near slug hotspots; they will go there for some leisure time after devouring your garden all night. Q: We have a slug problem in our gardens. It is vital that you have thorough knowledge on the actual slugs that can cause damage to your gardens foliage so you can target the right pests that you should destroy. You can enjoy your cup of the beverage and spread the residue in the soil. You may try digging a hole in the ground and place a can or another open carrier flattened in the soil surface. So, if you want to get rid of these creatures easily, you can place traps. Slug Traps Slugs are not elusive creatures. Though most of the slug species are harmless to human beings, there are some types of slugs that are considered as garden pests. The first of the cases involved an individual who ate a slug on a dare late December. Although health inspectors could not verify when or how he or she got infected, the individual remembered eating a lot of homemade salad while visiting the islands.
The spray action will dislodge insects while the soap smothers them preventing them from breathing or eating. The aroma of garlic and the heat of chilli are distasteful to most insect pests so a regular mist with this smelly spray will prevent reinfestation in the long term. Instead you might want to go for lady’s mantle, astrantias, hardy geraniums and achillea — like Achillea Summerwine, left — which are less attractive to gastropods. The soapy residue left on plants will further discourage other pests from moving onto the plant. Put into a plant sprayer and use liberally. You may also use a sharp stick and simply impale the insect once you find it. It may not be the least difficult of techniques though, as it will include trying to find the slimy pests in the corners of your garden and using your bear hands to take them up on the floor.