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Got slugs? Two cold weather greens for the garden that slugs leave alone!

Apr 06, 2011

I live in the Pacific Northwest, on a heavily forested piece of property. My slug population is out of control, and I've been constantly reviving my gardening efforts to keep slugs at bay. 

 

Recently I've grown two greens in my vegetable garden, and neither one of them has had any hint of slug damage! It is unusually cool in the Northwest, and these greens grown happily, unlike most lettuce varieties. The lettuce grows pretty slow, which makes them more prone to slug attacks. 

 

Check out my posts on Miner's lettuce and Corn salad. 

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did you mean the slugs that destroys plants? slugs are annoying, but it proves that the veggies are very healthy.
This past winter two greens survived the weeks of snow (unusual in Western Washington) and the slugs in my small salad garden: radicchio (red treviso chicory) and upland cress (barbarea). I'm going to plant lots more of them this summer for next winter. The scallions (allium fistulosum) survived very well too. Chard also survived with a little slug damage, but it wasn't very large going into winter so I didn't harvest it. It did extremely well in pots in my unheated greenhouse, though!

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