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Organic Gardening - How to Deter Slugs and Snails With Eggshells

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Are you tired of visiting your gardening in the morning only to see that other little critters have been up all night feasting on your plants? I love plants like my hostas and vegetables and hate to see them riddled with holes from snails and slugs.
I have something in common with slugs...we both love hostas and vegetable gardens. But, there is something they hate that I love - eggs. They slink away from eggs shells as soon as they feel the sharp edges!
Snails and slugs hate anything that's sharp or rough, so you can save your eggshells and use them underneath your plants to deter them! It really works. Coffee grounds and several other things works as well, and are mentioned in the article link.
Read how we do it here! http://mymerrymessylife.com/2014/05/diy-natural-linen-spray.html
  • organic gardening how to deter slugs and snails with eggshells, gardening, pest control
Crush the shells to make them easier to spread.
  • organic gardening how to deter slugs and snails with eggshells, gardening, pest control
Snails and slugs come out at night and feast like kings on our plants!
  • organic gardening how to deter slugs and snails with eggshells, gardening, pest control
Spread the shells underneath the plant to deter slugs and snail.s
  • organic gardening how to deter slugs and snails with eggshells, gardening, pest control
Organic Gardening: How to Deter Slugs and Snails with Eggshells

To see more: http://mymerrymessylife.com/2014/06/organic-gardening-use-egg-shells-to-deter-slugs-and-snails.html

  • Kathy
    Kathy Trion, GA

    good to know

  • Jdss442

    If you live near the ocean get some sea weed, bring it home & lay it out so it dries. Then spread it around the plants you want the slugs to stay away from. Its sharp like the egg shells and they stay far far away from it. The smell does go away

  • Paula Pittinger McNeely

    use household diatomaceous earth food grade. Of course, this needs to be re-applied after rains. Looks like dust but actually, they are shaped like Chex cereals which will 'take out' those little critters. If it is food grade for humans you can

  • Bshiggins

    Just sprinkle Epsom Salt around, on top of, and between the hostas. The slugs and snails will be no more. It is also good fertilizer for hostas.

    My hostas are 18 years old. I've never moved them. Never dug them up. After the first freeze, I cut them





  • Beth Gibson

    We have loads of rain here. Loads of slugs too. One very organic method I heard tell was to catch a few slugs, put them in a blender, puree them. Put the puree into a sprayer and spray the hostas. Never tried it myself.

    • Linda Partridge
      Linda Partridge Sherman, TX

      I can see why you haven't used snails and put in a blendar...I am not putting them in my blendar.

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