How I Grow A Podcast by The Seed Collection Published: 17 January 2024

Cultivating a Slug Resistant Garden

Episode Summary

Tired of those slimy critters turning your garden into an all-night buffet? Get ready to arm yourself with nature-friendly tactics to protect your leafy greens from ravenous slugs and snails. This episode is a treasure trove of practical advice, weaving through the ins and outs of gastropod management. From the comfort of nocturnal patrols to the clever use of barriers and traps, we're here to guide you through creating a thriving ecosystem that's inhospitable to these pesky mollusks. And for those with a bit of yard to spare, we'll explore how our feathered friends and even the occasional chicken can join the fight in safeguarding your garden's vitality.

As your garden hosts for this episode, we don't just stop at pest control. We also delve into the world of garden detective work, interpreting the cryptic clues left behind by slugs and snails to understand their behaviors and seasonal patterns. Discover how to armor your garden using plants like lavender and strategically placed dry mulches to repel these slimy invaders. It's not just about the battle; it's about understanding the enemy and arming your garden with the means to remain beautiful and productive. Tune in for a holistic approach to managing your garden's most surreptitious pests, ensuring your plants can grow without becoming a gastropod gourmet meal.

The 'How I Grow’ podcast is produced by The Seed Collection in Melbourne Australia. It’s our aim to make gardening more accessible to more people and this podcast is one of the many ways we’re doing that.

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