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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
Crush the shells to make them easier to spread.
Snails and slugs come out at night and feast like kings on our plants!
Spread the shells underneath the plant to deter slugs and snail.s
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

  • Jamala W
    Jamala W Whitmire, SC
    on Jun 24, 2014

    thanks for the helpful tip.. will definitely do this..

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Jun 24, 2014

    Thanks, I am going to try this! I stepped on a slug just a few days ago...UGH! And I am seeing holes in my Hosta garden named "Water Fall". (It is going to be really tacky when I get it finished...LOVE IT! HA!) (P.S. it is not visible from the street so it is a private garden!)

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Jun 24, 2014

    Deterred slugs+added organic matter=win win.

  • Nancy Hetrick
    Nancy Hetrick Norwalk, OH
    on Jun 25, 2014

    The slugs are feasting on my hostas. I spent hours removing all the chewed up leaves, and now they're worse than before! I'm going to get some eggs and try this. It's cheaper and much, much better than spraying them with something that usually doesn't work anyway!

    • Steve Wynn
      Steve Wynn Orleans, IN
      on Jun 26, 2014

      I have great luck with Ortho Bug-egta keeping the slugs off my hostas. You just sprinkle it on the ground around them.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jun 25, 2014

    Thanks for the great tips -- and your pics are awesome, btw. :-)

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