Yes indeed…. do you want to have a slug house?! “Errr no!”, I hear many gardening bods exclaiming!
Ok, I am not actually trying to advocate that you set up house for your slugs, rather I have very nifty trick for organically trapping them. I have in the past bought organic slug pellets, which are supposedly ok for hedgehogs (incase Mr. prickles fancied eating one after the slug had eaten a pellet). And I have used beer traps, which really work! However, since learning about leopard slugs last year, and how they are actually GOOD (yes you heard me correctly), for your garden, I have been less keen to be the mighty slayer of slugs.
(Leopard slugs only eat fungi and decaying matter, and sometimes other slugs… so they are actually pretty handy in the garden).
Anyhoo, all you need is a melon, cut it in half and eat the yummyness in the middle. Then make a little entrance…. and voila! You have a slug house/trap…. They love the melon, and go there rather than your precious plants, you can then pick up the melon and shake the not so garden-friendly slugs elsewhere! I tend to favour the park opposite 😀
Note the little slug in the entrance!
Happy Slugging 🙂