Thursday, May 14, 2009

Strawberry SOS: Update

Yesssssss!
A mere 24 hours after putting out the beer traps, I'm catching slugs! Hopefully between the nets and the beer traps, I have my bases covered now!

12 comments:

Susie said...

Sounds like you've got a good handle on things. I hope it works for you.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Glad the beer traps are working. I'll need to put some out soon too. Last year my dog kept trying to drink it if I forgot to close the gate to the veggie garden.

Karen said...

I love the can in a paper bag. Nice! Hope many a slimy slug falls in and spares your berries further indignities.

jo said...

I have had to put my strawberry plants on stilts to evade the slimy bluggers. Hope yours behave and drown whilst intoxicated ;-)
jo

Heather said...

Hi Ginger! The beer in the bag cracks me up! Glad it worked for you!

Dirt Princess said...

Girl you are using the hi-dolla beer! I am all about some Pabst Blue Ribbon! LOL!

Ginger said...

Susie- Thanks! I'll let y'all know if it DOESN'T!!

Catherine- Ha, my dog does the same thing! My dog weighs 80+ pounds, though, so I don't worry about it so much.

Karen and Heather- All we had was good beer (Abita), which I wasn't going to waste on the slugs, so my husband got that tall beer in a bag at the gas station - LOL

jo- I hope so, too. The good news is that it will be dry and hot as he** here soon, and that will take care of them if the beer doesn't!

DP- I love PBR! This was really just a quick fix to avoid having to use Abita!! I actually told Scott to get some "Beast" :)

Salix Tree said...

So beer really works? I'll have to try that as well then. My garden was slug city last year, and also ate a lot of strawberries.

Ginger said...

Salix Tree - It totally works. Just fill some shallow containers with it and kind of nestle them in the areas where you have slugs.

Linda said...

Happy hunting! What a universal pest slugs are.

Jerry said...

Hey Ginger! Ms. Nola sent me the link to your blog. I've been trying my hand at gardening as well, though all of my plants are just in containers for now. I wanted to thank you for posting about the slug traps! I had a friend ask me about how to get rid of slugs the other day, so I'm going to tell her about the beer traps to see if that helps her out. :-)

Ginger said...

Linda- How true! Oh well, I guess it's just one more thing to bring together garden bloggers from all over the world!

Jerry- Yay I'm so glad you visited the blog! The beer traps TOTALLY work. Just kind of nestle them in the dirt and obviously refill them after it rains. Hope to see y'all sometime!