About Slug Gone
Now there is a totally natural, safe and organic way of getting rid of Slugs and Snails without killing them. Britain is the undoubted slug capital of the world; damp summers and wet winters create the perfect moist environment for them to be busy doing nothing else but breed, eat and breed again. There are, in fact, about 7 different species of slugs in the average garden and they can do a tremendous amount of damage to your plants, flowers and vegetables right through the year. Slugs and snails may be the gardener’s worst pest but they are also a vital part of the daily lifecycle of the garden as they eat decomposed vegetation and also provide food for various wildlife including insects, hedgehogs, frogs and birds. In the past gardeners and allotment owners have struggled to deal with this scourge and many of them have resorted to the use of chemical based slug pellets. This may well kill the slugs but they have also been known to kill or harm other species in the garden such as frogs, hedgehogs, birds and even household pets like dogs and cats. Now, there is an alternative on the market – Slug Gone – an amazing product from Vitax.
In 2008 it was featured on ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh Afternoon Show. Well known gardening expert and presenter, Alan Titchmarsh explained, in detail, how Slug Gone slug pellets are made and summed up by saying: “I’ve been told by the guys who garden up at Chatsworth that it works particularly well on their sweet peas…so try Slug Gone”. Slug Gone wool slug pellets are composed of 100% natural materials including phosphorous, nitrogen and potassium. As soon as water is added the fibres swell to form a barrier or insulation blanket. When slugs climb onto the fibres it irritates the slug’s foot and causes it to seek easier feeding elsewhere. Slug Gone wool slug pellets are ideal for organic gardening and can be used in pots, flower beds, borders, allotments, herb gardens, nurseries, garden centres, greenhouses and vegetable plots.
Slug Gone pure wool slug pellets contain no harmful chemicals and are suitable for those with children, pets or for those conscious about protecting wildlife.
I have used this product for over 30 years with great success as a plant food for hanging baskets, fruit and vegetables. The product is a wonderful organic way of feeding plants as it gives a long lasting effect due to the wool fibres rotting down over a long period. The great added advantage of Slug Gone is the barrier control of slugs and snails. – Joe Maiden Radio Leeds & TV Gardening Expert