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Do Slugs prefer mushrooms over greens?

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Do Slugs prefer mushrooms over greens?

Post  FamilyGardening on 5/11/2014, 1:16 am

This spring I have been a bit distraught over how many mushrooms we have growing in our garden beds and it seem like I just cant get rid of them....

I have read that mushrooms wont  harm your garden, but do they actually provide something.....

When I have been going out on some nights to check on the gardens ....I have been finding slugs on our mushrooms and not on our plants.....

now Im not saying that when I go to harvest our lettuce and spinach Im not finding slugs and damage, but it seems like its a lot less then the years before.....

I have been using organic slugo just like we have always done, but this is the first time we have had so many mushrooms for me to take notice of the slug activity on the mushrooms.....

Has anyone else heard of slugs eating mushrooms?.....we always plant trap plants like bok choi to keep slugs away from our other cole crops....slugs will eat the bok choi first and then move on.....

let me know your thoughts
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Re: Do Slugs prefer mushrooms over greens?

Post  Marc Iverson on 5/11/2014, 2:49 am

My thoughts are that I didn't know bok choy was a trap crop for slugs vs. other cole crops. Glad to know it, though I was hoping to make bok choy a staple if I could manage it. A staple for me, I mean, not for the slugs.

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Post  FamilyGardening on 5/11/2014, 4:10 pm

Marc the one good thing about bok choi is its a come and cut as you please.....ours seem to produce way more then we ever eat, so letting the slugs have some nibbles doesn't seem to hurt.....we are wanting to eat our cauliflower, broccoli and cabbages  Very Happy 

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/11/2014, 8:15 pm

@FamilyGardening wrote:Marc the one good thing about bok choi is its a come and cut as you please.....ours seem to produce way more then we ever eat, so letting the slugs have some nibbles doesn't seem to hurt.....we are wanting to eat our cauliflower, broccoli and cabbages  Very Happy 

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Rose, what's the variety of the bok choy you are using? I would love to have more than we can eat! Mine have bolted already and we're not even out of the 60's yet.

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Re: Do Slugs prefer mushrooms over greens?

Post  GWN on 5/12/2014, 11:46 am

I am a mushroom picker..... LOVE hunting for mushrooms.
YES slugs do seem to eat mushrooms after they have been there for a few days (our goal is to find them before the slugs do)

I have a VERY exciting addition to our garden this year..... A PAIR OF DUCKS...
They just wandered in and seem to be coming back every day. WEIRD, we have no lake or creek next to our house.
But Ducks eat slugs  Smile

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