Country Lore: Metal Scrubbers Work as Slug Repellent

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Discourage slugs in your garden with pot scrubber plant collars.

Slugs love to hide in my straw mulch and feast on emerging beans. I’ve had to replant several times. Last year, I purchased some curly “copper” scouring pads, unraveled them and cut each one into four or five strips to place as collars around each bean hole as I sowed the seed. They were a great success as slug repellent. What’s even better, I can reuse the collars each year.

Sue Finnis
North Bay, Ontario