What do garden slugs eat?
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Beside this, why is my garden full of slugs?
Not all species of slugs eat garden plants, but those that do can cause significant damage. Because they lack the protection of a shell, slugs tend to feed primarily at night or on rainy days, when they're protected from the sun. During the day, they tend to hide under rocks or in other dark, moist locations.
One may also ask, are slugs good for the garden? Slugs and snails are very important. They provide food for all sorts of mammals, birds, slow worms, earthworms, insects and they are part of the natural balance. Upset that balance by removing them and we can do a lot of harm. Thrushes in particular thrive on them!
Keeping this in view, how do you keep slugs as pets in your garden?
How to Keep a Slug as a Pet
- You need a home for your slug. It can be a container with a secure lid which has enough substrate for your slug to move around.
- You then need to have food to feed your slug and a spray bottle to spray water into the slug's home.
Do coffee grounds deter slugs?
Coffee Grounds and Caffeine-Based Slug/Snail Poisons Coffee grounds scattered on top of the soil will deter slugs. The horticultural side effects of using strong grounds such as espresso on the garden, however, are less certain.