David Johnson

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Slug patrol report - 4

I had an early start on slug patrol this evening, not too long after sunset. We have been having wet weather lately, and whether true or not I thought that it might make the slugs come out early. An early start or not there were a number of little (baby?) ones there, hiding among the young leaves. I really had to look closely, with the some slugs merging in well with the colour of the soil, or hiding under a leaf. One big one emerged as I was going through on a last look round. I got in just before the rain started again.

I might try again before going to bed. I’ll see how I feel.

I find myself egging on the young plants, to grow to big enough such that they can withstand the slugs, and so that we can benefit from their food.