Crushed Eggshells Against Slugs and Snails? | Field Test

egg-shells against slugs

Some people believe that crushed eggshells can be used to form snail and slug barriers. Is this just another garden myth, or is there something to it? In theory, crushed eggshells are so sharp that slugs and snails would hurt themselves climbing over them. Shells scattered around the plants would therefore build defensive walls. Critical … Read more

Diatomaceous Earth for Slugs and Snails | Not a Good Idea!?

diatomaceous earth against slugs and snails

Diatomaceous earth is also known as DE, diatomite, kieselguhr or kieselgur. When diatomaceous earth is dry, slugs and snails do not like to crawl over it. But some do it anyway and when it gets wet, it loses its repelling effect completely. Furthermore, it is an insecticide that affects bees and other beneficial insects. Last … Read more