This DIY Slug Killer tip comes straight from my mother and is an awesome gardening and frugal living tip.
My garden this year, before the drought hit, was being ravaged by a gang of slugs. Leaves full of holes dominated the plant beds and did not exactly make for a pretty sight.
So I went out and I bought some insecticidal “soap”. I followed the instructions from top to bottom. I repeated until the bottle was empty. Still my plants were being eaten to shreds.
What a waste of $8.
A week or so later I was at my mothers with Keira enjoying their pool and the hot weather when I took a look around her garden. Her garden full of plants with still whole leaves. That was about when I took notice of about 5-6 dead slugs in the near vicinity.
My mother informed me of her secret.
Crushed up, tiny and sharp then spread around the garden. Deadly to the tender underside of a garden slug.
So the massacre of the slugs ensued.
All you need are some egg shells. Rinse them out and let them dry completely so that the inside membrane is dry as well. Then simply crush between paper towels, or better yet flyers, newspaper etc, using a rolling pin. Get them crushed down to a fine powder.
Next sprinkle them around plants that show signs of slugs munching down on them. Don’t worry about getting them on the actual plant, just try to get as much as possible around the base.
Now all you have to do is sit back and watch.
Easy. Free. Good for the environment. What more can you want?