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Getting rid of Garden Slugs - Is Cornmeal really working?

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Sanna
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Getting rid of Garden Slugs - Is Cornmeal really working?

Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:51 pm

I have heard that Cornmeal is a good and natural way to get rid of Garden Slugs and was wondering if it really works. Decided to set up a Cornmeal Slug Trap today. It is supposed to be super easy:

1. Take a Jar (without a lid)
2. Put some regular Cornmeal in the Jar
3. Place the Jar in your garden where you have problems with Garden Slugs

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It has been raining for a few days, so the number of Garden Slugs has really been exploding over the last couple of days. I was picking loads of Slugs yesterday - and I am hoping for the Cornmeal Trap to keep the number of slugs under control (and hopefully eliminate them totally)...


Sanna
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Re: Getting rid of Garden Slugs - Is Cornmeal really working?

Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:56 pm

Look at this! It's about 3 hours since I placed the Jars with Cornmeal in two of my Raised Beds. I think it's safe tho say that it's attracting the Slugs! There is more than 10 slugs in each Jar already!

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So I now know that it attracts them... Still to prove if it kills them.. I will keep you posted.
LittleChili
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Re: Getting rid of Garden Slugs - Is Cornmeal really working?

Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:44 pm

Wow! That looks like it's really working! I'm following this topic!
Emma GupH
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Re: Getting rid of Garden Slugs - Is Cornmeal really working?

Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:17 am

I think we might have to try this. We ejected a load of chillies from the grow tents to outside the shop and they have all been munched!  :roll:
Sanna
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Re: Getting rid of Garden Slugs - Is Cornmeal really working?

Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:04 pm

It has been a few days, and I'ts hard to tell if it is working or not. I can't find any dead Slugs in the raised beds. But since I can't find any Slugs alive either, I think that it might be working. Some birds have been stealing some of the cornmeal and have been messing around with the traps so the cornmeal has pretty much been sprinkled all over the bed. Maybe that helps even more..? ;-)
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Re: Getting rid of Garden Slugs - Is Cornmeal really working?

Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:23 pm

I think it's OK to state that it has been working! Digging into the raised beds today it was clear that there are less slugs in the raised beds where I placed the cornmeal jars, and more slugs in the raised beds where I did not place any cornmeal jars.

I only found 3 slugs in the beds with cornmeal Jars. 
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I've refilled the Jars with more cornmeal to be sure to keep them out. I have noticed that some Birds have been interested in the Jars, so I covered them with Rhubarb Leaves to hide them from the Birds.
Sanna
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Re: Getting rid of Garden Slugs - Is Cornmeal really working?

Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:00 pm

As a comparison.... this is what the slugs in the raised beds without Slug Traps looks like... 

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