Red Clover Reduces Slugs

 

 

Gardeners battle with slugs every season. Every trick in the book has been used from chemical baits to beer traps, diatomaceous earth, crushed egg shells, and even copper flashing as a barricade.

Now scientists say that companion planting can be a true organic way to control slugs.

Scientists at the Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, UK, have discovered that planting red clover can lure slugs away from plants. Slugs love red clover above everything else and will eat the clover leaving the desired plants alone.

If this trap works in an agricultural setting, imagine what it can do for a backyard garden!

For more tips and tricks on keeping slugs from eating prized plants visit:

http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/slugs.htm

Sources:

http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/slugs.htm

http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/agrar_forstwissenschaften/bericht-16392.html

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
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