Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Gardening, Alaska style
I didn't think I'd have that much trouble with them this year because it has been so dry, but there they were, eating my cabbage. And so, I trotted into my closet, pulled out that nasty case of beer I purchased last year and saved, and popped a top and started making beer traps for the slubs.
What I did was took a plastic cup, cut it so it was about 2 inches tall, then dug a hole and placed it in the hole so that the rim of the cup was level with the ground. Fill with beer, and presto- you have beer traps. Evidently, slugs are slimy little drunks and absolutely love beer. They squirm up to the cup, go for a big gulp, fall in and drown. That's the theory, anyway. It remains to be seen whether or not it works. My grandma used to use something in Ohio she called 7 dust. I hate the thought of using pesticides, so we'll give this a whirl. Here are a couple of pics of my garden from two weeks ago. I will take some more and you will be able to see how fast everything has grown.