Sharply pointed pine needles are an effective slug repellent. They'll deter those slimy crawlers from eating your garden plants.
Let the slugs ooze around in the grass, not your garden. Spread some pine needles around and they'll stay away; slug repellent needn't be lethal, just unpleasant.
PHOTO: ANDI TARANCZUK/FOTOLIAAfter years of trial and error with methods to keep slugs from eating my vegetable garden plants, I finally discovered a workable slug repellent. The discovery was an accident: I was sitting on the ground under a tree and leaned back on my hand — ouch! The dry, sharp pine needles poked into my palm.
I sprinkled the dry needles around each plant and did not have any more losses due to slugs.
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