Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Is this wood correct for building box?
by sanderson Today at 5:06 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 4:55 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Kelejan Today at 12:44 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 12:42 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:20 pm

» Our 2017 garden makeover
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:19 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by ralitaco Yesterday at 9:20 pm

» Help - Building new raised beds
by ralitaco Yesterday at 9:06 pm

» Roots...information....
by ralitaco Yesterday at 8:57 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 8:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 5:41 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 5:38 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 5:11 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:13 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:14 pm

» New England February 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:04 pm

» NOVA The Origami Revolution
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:11 pm

» -What’s Hiding in Your Organic Fertilizer
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:26 am

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver 2/18/2017, 9:22 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by Scorpio Rising 2/18/2017, 3:42 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 9:52 pm

» 2017 Maryland Home & Garden Show -- TIX DRAWING
by sfg4uKim 2/17/2017, 10:51 am

» broccoli stunted
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 8:40 am

» has55's R & D Journey;Plant Talk.
by has55 2/17/2017, 3:03 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:48 am

» Compost source
by jimmy cee 2/16/2017, 9:28 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:06 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:00 pm

» Keeping bees
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 1:57 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

slugs and strawberrie

View previous topic View next topic Go down

slugs and strawberrie

Post  retired member 2 on 3/23/2011, 5:48 pm

I want to plant a SFG of strawberries, but I have a lot of trouble with slugs. I have heard that if you put copper tape around the area that they will not cross it because it "shocks" them. I have never been able to find any copper tape. I was wondering if I could fasten copper tubing to the top rim of my SFG if that would stop those nasty thiings. Anyone think it would work?

retired member 2

Female Posts : 100
Join date : 2011-03-21
Location : zone 7 TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: slugs and strawberrie

Post  camprn on 3/23/2011, 6:21 pm

Yeah, the copper tape doesn't work so much. Hand picking, small dishes of beer, piles of flour, board to catch them on the underside, or last ditch effort of slug be gone. Slugs love strawberries.
[youtube][/youtube]

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14071
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: slugs and strawberrie

Post  retired member 2 on 3/23/2011, 6:50 pm

What if the strawberry bed was on a table? I have an old round metal table and with the bed off the ground would that help keep the slugs at bay?

retired member 2

Female Posts : 100
Join date : 2011-03-21
Location : zone 7 TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: slugs and strawberrie

Post  Old Hippie on 3/23/2011, 7:40 pm

It would as long as you start with Mels' Mix and fresh plants. You do not want to transfer any slugs, slug nests, or slug eggs into the strawberry bed. There may be some eggs wintering over in the soil or among the plants that are in the present strawberry plants. Not sure if you would be able to get rid of everything or not. I understand your frustration. I have to go some to keep the slugs away from my strawberries too.

Gwynn

Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: slugs and strawberrie

Post  Lindacol on 3/23/2011, 7:45 pm

clb58 wrote:I want to plant a SFG of strawberries, but I have a lot of trouble with slugs. I have heard that if you put copper tape around the area that they will not cross it because it "shocks" them. I have never been able to find any copper tape. I was wondering if I could fasten copper tubing to the top rim of my SFG if that would stop those nasty thiings. Anyone think it would work?

I don't know if it works but I did see the copper tape yesterday at Home Depot in the same area as the other slug treatments.

Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: slugs and strawberrie

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/24/2011, 9:42 am

I just mulched all my strawberries on the ground with cocoa-hulls. Said to repel slugs. I have a lot of lavender in the same garden; the scent has me thinking of lavender-brownies. If I don't eat my way to "too big to get out the door" I'll let you know how the hulls do. I suspect that it will be no different than many other things I've tried but they sure do smell good.

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: slugs and strawberrie

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum