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WHAT’S NEW?

ALL THE LATEST NEWS, PRODUCTS & FACTS FROM THE WORLD OF KITCHEN GARDENING

GLUG GLUG GOES THE SLUG

A nationwide experiment has confirmed that slugs really are attracted to beer, with lager and bitter proving to be the most effective.

Members of horticultural charity Garden Organic have been testing slug trapping methods as part of its annual citizen science experiments. The results reveal that lager attracted 64 times more slugs than water but they showed no preference when it came to brand or cost.

Participants were asked to construct four slug traps, one containing lager, one bitter, one water and one ‘wildcard’ drink of their choice, then check them twice a week for catches.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: AT A GLANCE… CARROTS ✪ Our top tips for success with this essential root crop THE CHARM OF CHARD ✪ Veg expert Rob Smith has some great advice on growing this colourful leafy crop NEW VARIETY REVIEW ✪ We put a distinctive summer radish to the test And much more!