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Coffee grounds deter slugs

Posted Jul 24 2009 10:00pm

Befruitful has commented:  Have used coffee grounds extensively this year to deter slugs. They worked well for a time, but then didn’t work any longer. I can’t make out whether that was because of caking, making it easier to crawl over or because the smell had faded, or some other reason. What do you think?

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TopVeg replied:

Hi Befruitful
Thanks for feeding back to TopVeg on your experience with coffee grounds.
I am sure it is because of the caking – slugs don’t seem to like crawling over dry powder or grit. If I can’t find any soot (much preferred solution!) I put a ring of very fine gravel round my plants. It is amazing how it keeps them off.
Happy growing!
TopVeg

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Have other vegetable gardeners found that coffee grounds deter slugs?

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