bend wyatt one crop

bend wyatt one crop

Friday, June 4, 2010

slugs, snails and puppy dog tails

...and that is what little boys are made of?? Who wrote that?...GROSS. Well, right now, that is what our garden is made of.
They are everywhere. Our yard is like the perfect environment, for a sluggy smorgasbord. Lots of lush green plants, plenty of rain and consistent 50 degrees.
They are on the shrubs.
In the grass.
Climbing up the structures.
Eating pretty much everything, they can get their little sluggy mouths on.
We've tried it all! Baits (both wildlife friendly and unfriendly), Beer in little cups and copper tape. Our favorite methods are salting, stabbing and stomping (it's just more fun!) Okay, so enough complaining. I know some of you have poisonous snakes and roaches ....
Today is 'S' plants. Stanzie shows a Salix Purpurea 'Artic Blue Willow' and a lovely Solomon's Seal.
Dang it, I know I left that tennis ball under here somewhere.
Happy Digging,


  1. Great S's!

    My patio gets some slugs from time to time - had Sammy/Sammie on my blog last year!

    Of khourse, we do know that is what little boys are made of!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  2. EEEEEEWwwwww - those slugs are nasty-looking. BUT that snowball bush is awesome. Is that a viburnum? Our Mom keeps talking about getting one of those for our yard, but she figures Ciara will eat it.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. I am with the OP Pack! Ewwww!
    And yes... the snowball bush is beautiful!
    Did you find your ball??
    Kisses and hugs

  4. That looks like a bush full of snowballs. We figured Stanzi would make the 'S' day, but didn't figure on the slugs....yuck.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  5. Wyatt
    those are some wierd bugs!!! I sure hope that you find that ball under there!!!


  6. We have a Solomon's Seal in our garden too!
    Did you find your tennis ball?

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. You can use agricultural grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) to eliminate slugs and snails. It is not toxic to people, beneficial insects, or pets, does not attract consumption by pets like regular slug baits, and is acceptable for organic growing if you are into that. Avoid breathing the powder when spreading it. The DE is made of groung up Diatom shells which have sharp points which pierce the slug and cause it to dehydrate and die. You can dust the plants and the ground where control is desired. It can be used up to harvest for food crops as it washes off readily.
    That was Tom who wrote this for you. He is a great gardener!!!
    Thanks for your kind words!!! I hope Bambi will be alright!!
    XXOO, Tom & Fern

  8. I didn't know there were so many different kinds of slugs! Good luck with the battle Wyatt :)