Eat Your Garden Slugs



If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em! That is the attitude of a restaurant owner in the Swedish town of Malmoe. His menu offers "slug toast".

Sweden is suffering a very wet summer which is ideal for the Spanish slugs to exist.

A gardener in the southern Swedish town of Hjaernap has found 36,674 dead slugs in her garden since April.

Even the agricultural sector is affected because the slugs crawl into livestock feed and the cattle won't eat them.

Since the slugs grow to about 5 inches long experts say the best way to kill them is to cut their heads off with scissors or drop them in boiling water.

Luckily, most slugs are a mere fraction of that size and are much easier to eliminate from the home garden.

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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