Slugs in the vegetable garden

Slugs are snails without shells

This is a down to earth garden tip from Martin’s Pet and Garden Center.

Slugs in the vegetable garden are snails without shells.  They can vary in size from a quarter of an inch to over 5 inches long. They are a slimy creature found in damp areas. They hide during the day and feed during the coolness of the night on a wider variety of plants leaving holes and tattered edges in leaves.

One of a slug’s favorite plant to feed of are hostas, a perennial plant usually found in shady areas of a landscape.

Slug baits are one  way to reduce and control slugs. Maggie’s Farm Slug Bait is an effective way to control slugs around landscape plants and in vegetable gardens. It is a mold and moisture resistant granular that is easy to apply. A 1 pound bag will treat up to 1000 square feet.

An added advantage of Maggie’s Farm Slug Bait is that it also controls earwigs, pill bugs, crickets, millipedes and ants. For large areas it is available in a 10 pound bag called INtice.

For garden solutions, visit Martin’s Pet and Garden Center in downtown Elkhart, where we make YOU the expert!

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