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

SOME SLUG DETERRENTS WASTE OF TIME, SAYS RHS

A scientific study by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has found that some of the traditional remedies thought to deter slugs and snails are totally ineffective. Lettuce that was protected with copper tape, horticultural grit, pine bark mulch, wool pellets and egg shells incurred the same damage as lettuce where there was no deterrent in place at all.

One hundred and eight lettuces were sown in a series of pots and raised beds at the charity’s John MacLeod Field Research Facility in Wisley and treated with alternate control methods, including no control at all. The lettuces were grown for six weeks before being harvested and the leaves of each lettuce examined using a leaf area meter that calculated the proportional damage. Lettuces planted in the ground were found to be more susceptible to slugs, with 5.7% of each eaten on average. This compares to just 0.2% of those in pots, which, despite this advantage, still yielded less crop. The ready availability of lettuces at ground level is thought to have helped minimise damage to pots.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: ON THE VEG PATCH This month Joyce Russell takes over our jobs on the plot feature. Joyce is busy tending to leeks, preparing bean trenches, sorting seeds and lifting celeriac IN THE GREENHOUSE KG regular Martin Fish moves into the greenhouse and polytunnel from this issue and is having a winter clean up, preparing the soil for spring crops and pruning grapes THE CULTIVATED PLOT In the first part of his new series, Graham Strong gets his new plot into shape for spring sowings MEET THE BLOGGERS This month we meet Hayley Moisley, a young blogger with a bright future in the world of allotment gardening