beer-trap-slugs-snails-5SMLMy purple cabbages, brocolli, radish and peas are struggling to survive winter while being nibbled by slugs and small snails!

I am sure I have seen Jackie French make these traps a long time ago on TV, or perhaps I read it in  Earth Garden.

I had one trap set up - with just holes cut in the side (no drawbridge) and had tried a yeasty spread in water as the bait, but my dog was attracted to it!

I tried beer and the results were impressive - about 15 slugs in one night!

Luckily the DH had some beer he did not like the taste of, but now you must remember to collect all the beer dregs up from your party or BBQ and put them to work.

Beer works really well - the little blighters seem to love it, and unfortunately for them, they drown.

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2011-06-16-Grahame-Kelaher-from-ice-in-space-forumSMLThe early Winter morning of 16th June 2011 was misty to the western horizon in Buninyong, so although I could see the red blob of the moon through the light cloud, it was not worth a photo.

Ice in Space to the rescue - http://iceinspace.com.au

- some very good photographers post their work to the forum, and here I found, and asked for permission to use Grahame Kelaher's fantastic image, taken from Perth WA.

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With 150ml in three days, we are nearly washed away!

Spent yesterday syphoning water from the back of the house, but this proved too little, so this morning Paul has made a path around the house for the water.  But this means massive flodding to the front - so submersible pump and syphoning wiht the 20mm pipe!  Nice weather for Ducks!

 

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