And, by the way, that copper foil is almost useless for
stopping slugs so don't waste your money on it for that purpose. If
garden slugs are your problem, write to me off-line and we can
share slug murder recipes and tactics.
Well I am a jeweler but your slug murder words are what really
interest me tonight. I was just about to go dig out some old
roofing copper I have around here from my old enamelling days
(roofing copper is a really bad idea for enamel as they don't care
about the purity and the enamel does). We have just built two
beautiful boxes for planting vegetables and I've been reading about
putting copper around the edges to stop the slugs. I dont want to
use poison on my food and I have cats and kids--the website I found
advised picking them off and dropping them in soapy water which
works quite well and is also one of the absolute most disgusting
things I have ever done in my life. A medium sized bowl full of
soapy water and dead slugs. I don't even know where to dump it...
I hope the impressive large slugs you are describing are not related
to our beloved banana slugs. I used to gather those into plastic
baggies (couldn't possibly squish them--they are the size of, well,
bananas. Smallish bananas but still...) But I have since learned
that those eat dead stuff and dog droppings and things like that and
so are not to be banned from the garden. At least that's what I've
been led to believe.
I am ready for your slug murdering secrets.