You will need
- - ash;
- - rags;
The most time consuming method of getting rid of slugs in strawberries is their picking hand. What berries are ripening already, and chemicals to use later, and indeed undesirable, because in your garden you want to grow healthy products. The collected slugs need to take away and burn.
The second method, which you can use to get rid of slugs in strawberries - application of ash. Ordinary wood ash. If you don't have a furnace, to receive the ashes after a fire. First, sift it, and then spray the garden beds. Of course, the berries will become dirty from the ash, but they can be washed, but the slugs on the strawberries will no longer appear.
You can still catch slugs in strawberries. To do this, soak pieces of rag in beer and place between bushes in the garden. Slugs love damp, and in the afternoon it is hot. So they gather on the wet fabric, and you can easily get rid of them. Thus caught and snails.
Get in the garden toads, even though they are nasty, but I eat slugs and other pests. Just bring some frogs and release near the raised beds with strawberries.
Advice 2: Ways against slugs
Slugs are not only hurt many truck crops - potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes and cucumbers, strawberries and peas - but are carriers of fungal and viral diseases of plants. Long gardeners sought ways of combating slugs.
Kopite on the site shallow containers so that their edges were flush with the soil. In the tank in the evening pour fresh milk and sour slugs are not attracted to. Because slugs out of the shelters after sunset, in the morning in the trap you will find these gastropods. An even more effective bait for slugs is beer. Especially a lot of slugs and snails out in wet weather, so traps better dig in after the rain. To lure the slugs out of hiding can be scattered on the paths between the beds oatmeal, but be prepared in this case to collect shellfish by hand.
Slugs can not only lure in the trap, but to destroy. Quite an effective way of getting rid of these pests is lime. In the morning sprinkle the ground in the area with lime twice, with an interval of 10-15 minutes. Slugs and snails ran in the thus treated soil, blacken and die. If you sprinkle the area with lime 2 days in a row can be completely or almost completely get rid of these pests.
To protect plants from snails and slugs, you can fall asleep aisle of crushed seashells and egg shells - their splinters hurt delicate tissues of shellfish. Natural enemies of slugs are frogs, toads and snakes, so try to plant on his land of snakes and amphibians, which will help you to cope with pests. Eat slugs also jackdaws, starlings and rooks, but at the same time they will eat and harvest fruit trees. Thus, as your trusted allies will be toads, frogs and snakes.