Slug Control

SlugsPatrick’s Patch has signed up to take part in a nationwide slug survey organised by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.

Patrick’s Patch is taking part in a nation-wide RHS led experiment called SLUGIT which aims to determine which organic methods of slug control are the most effective.
Twenty four lettuce plants will be received on April 25th and grown on into 2 litre pots for 2 weeks in our polytunnel. The pots will then be set up with the treatments; pine bark, grit, copper tape, wool pellets, egg shells, no treatment (control). The pots will then be randomly laid out in a part of the garden known to be rich in slugs! Through May and June school children will assess any damage caused by slugs.

The children will learn how to use good scientific methods.
Do come and see how it’s going and we’ll keep you posted on the results.