Some time ago, we ran a piece in this section about the use mothballs as an effective and healthy alternative for your garden.
Thanks to an email from one of our readers, we learned that mothballs are toxic to children, birds and any other animal that might decide to eat them. Consequently, we sent that piece of "wisdom" to cyberspace but turn our attention again to healthy alternatives for keeping unwanted visitors out of your gardens.
As you get ready this year to repel the dreaded slug, a critter that just loves to chow down on strawberries and other juicy fruits and vegetable, consider
the following alternative to the use of salt. If you have ever used salt on slugs, you know we are talking a gruesome means of death – right out of a science fiction horror movie.
Salt literally dissolves the bodies of slugs, ugh. Instead, you really might want to try crushed eggshells (unboiled). Crawling over crushed eggshells for a slug is like us walking over crushed glass. Forget it. They look for a different route or turn around and head yonder.