Posts Tagged ‘turnip’

an organic solution for slugs (in case you were wondering)

July 8, 2011

slugs are an icky garden pest that used to keep my sister and i busy for hours with the salt shaker.  now that i’m not as sadistic, i took interest in this remedy for slug infestation from beeton’s domestic recipe book (published 1883):

“slugs are very voracious, and their ravages often do considerable damage, not only in the kitchen-garden, but to the flower-beds also.  if, now and then, a few slices of turnip be put about the beds, on a summer or autumn evening, the slugs will congregate thereon, and may be destroyed.”

i guess how you destroy them is up to you.