End-of-May update from my garden test of the Slowing Slugs project. My little London space is quite restricted, so my setup is squashed in with the rest of my potted-paradise - but that's why losing plants is so frustrating, since I don't have lots of backup!
Plants are squash and dwarf beans; are approximately a month old, and I'm using:
- Garlic mulch
- Copper tape
- Sheeps' wool
2x repeats with each type of plant. 1 repeat for each is raised / out of the way, one is closer to the ground.
Repeat 1. Damage on quite a few of the outer leaves.
These plants are up, more out of the way. No damage on any of them.
I'm keen to see if I can improve the survivability of these plants, since this is my last try with this variety (it's been Throughly Eaten in all previous attempts).
These are the ones more in harm's way. Looking a bit raggedy.
Up on the table of Tempting Slug Things (my ridiculous petunias, a reviving dahlia, etc), which are hopefully out of the way. Less chomping has occurred so far than those with more mollusc highways.
More updates as I progress!