I like to consider myself a fairly passive person, there aren’t many people/things I do not like and I highly respect all earths creatures. However, there is something in our backyard that is turning me into a mortal enemy. With salt shaker in hand I will show no mercy for those cheeky buggers and with wicked pleasure I will watch them writhe in burning pain. The slug!
These surly bastards are responsible for gnawing away at each and every stem base on our lovely tomato plants
causing them to flop over and eventually shrivel up and die. A fate which those @#$% slugs now have coming!
With a determination to grow some beautiful tomatoes this summer, Frances and I made a trip up to the garden store this morning to purchase replacement plants. This time I will place some sandpaper discs around the base of each stem, shake some Safer’s slug bait around in the garden and be more vigilant with my salt shaker. Maybe I can teach Frances to salt slugs the way my mother taught me!!