“What’s the best way to keep slugs from eating strawberries?” Question from Mary of Lincoln, Nebraska
Answer: There are several things that you can do to ensure that slugs don’t damage your strawberries. Here are six methods.
FOUR WAYS TO STOP SLUGS FROM EATING STRAWBERRIES
- Clean your vegetable beds up completely in fall, and till lightly in spring. This will remove any overwintering eggs.
- In spring, apply a layer of quality compost as a surface mulch to stop weeds and create an open, weed-free layer to keep slugs away.
- Apply diatomaceous earth at the base of your strawberry plants to deter slugs.
- Use Sluggo, a good slug killer that is approved for organic gardening.
I hope that these tips help.
Black Gold Horticulturist
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