Give peas a chance
I was surveying the peas this morning and it seems we have a problem. Something or someone (?) is snapping off the peas at dirt level, which makes me think that baby slugs have taken over and are trying to set up shop. So what do I do about that?
Google it of course!
After a few minutes searching the Internet, three cups of tea and two candy bars later, I now have my choices of pesticide free ways to eliminate them:
#1: I can make an ammonia spray (1 part ammonia 10 parts water) to spray on the babies (if I can find them).
#2: Spread dryer lint around the base of the plants as a barrier (where would I get that much lint?).
#3: I could cut off plastic soda bottles around the bases of each of my, I don’t know, 800 pea plants to keep the slugs from eating them. Yeah, that’s a good one. Nothing says “Hey, please buy the house next to me. I’m really a great neighbor,” like 800 cut off soda bottles strewn all over the place. It would only be a matter of time before one of the neighbors turns me into the HOA…..again.
#4: I could drowned them in beer.
#5: Salt them to death (my favorite).
Hmmmm… I do have a bunch of rock salt in the cupboard!
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