The slug deterring and repelling paint “Schnexagon” is an innovation in the field of peaceful slug defense. But does it really live up to its promises? What are the advantages and disadvantages of Schnexagon? Schnexagon: Are slugs really losing their grip? Schnexagon is a repellent coating intended to protect beds and greenhouses from slugs and […]
Sometimes it is claimed that crushed eggshells can be used as a snail and slug barrier. But is this only 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. Therefore, shells scattered around the plants could become a […]
Hedgehogs like to eat slugs and snails The nocturnal hunters are well-known enemies of the snails. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to provide a habitat for these lovely animals. If you can coax a hedgehog family into your garden, you can be sure they’ll be valuable allies in the fight against slugs. Do […]
There are a number of plants which slugs and snails do not like to eat. Knowing which vegetables and herbs slugs avoid, can save a lot of trouble and help you to cultivate mainly slug-resistant plants. Also if the slugs do not find what they like, at least some of them will sooner or later […]
Do runners keep what they promise? Runner ducks are currently a trend in slug control. Although many people speak about them, hardly anyone has really tried to keep runner ducks. Here you will learn everything you need to know about runner ducks and their needs for keeping them healthy in the garden. But first who […]
The origins My name is Alex and I grew up on a small family farm with cows, pigs, chickens and sheep. Also, of course, cats, a dog and two large vegetable gardens. My mother’s and my grandmother’s. Already when I was very young, my brother and I each got a small spot in my mom‘s […]
There are many different ways do deal with snails and slugs in the garden. Slughelp describes and compares them to help gardeners finding peaceful and effective methods to protect their plants.