In case you are a gardener living in Europe. Especially, if your garden is near the forest. The chance of slug swarming over your plants is high. I believe you have experience with them every year during the growing season.
They are invasive types: Aron lusitanicus (common slug in Germany),Aron rufus (orange slug), and Aron vulgaris (brown slug) that I caught thousands of them in my garden. Especially, when I plant high-protein-vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, any type of kale, and all the sunflowers. Anything sweet or delicious for us, they would love it as well.
As I grew plenty type of veggies and other plants in the garden last year. I have collected a list of plants slug does not like.
Anything hairy they hate it like watermelon, cucumber, bean, and peas. They do not swarm on the hairy plant + climbing plants. So if you want to plant anything outdoors without any protection. Make sure your plants are resistant to the slug. So in this post. I’ll be sharing the list of plants and veggies that you can plant outdoors without additional protection from them.
- Beetroot (sometimes prone)
- Celery (celeriac, smallage)
- Lamb’s lettuce
- English Ivory
All of the succulents I planted since last year. Slugs do not touch.
- Berries (I didn’t plant them though they grow wild in my garden)
- English Ivory
- Coral bells
How to control slugs organically
These are the methods you can do to control slugs in the garden. One of them that is effective and easy to care is introducing ducks into your garden. They love eating slugs.
Except for ducks. Promote these animals in your garden. Though it might not easy to do but it’s great in long-term plan. I also have plenty of lizards in my garden.
Read more about slug and how to control them
- Occurrence in Mexico of two European invasive slug species: Arion vulgaris (Moquin-Tandon, 1855) and Arion intermedius (Norman, 1852)
- J.M.C. HUTCHINSON, H. REISE & D.G. ROBINSON 2014. A biography of an invasive terrestrial slug: the spread, distribution and habitat of Deroceras invadens. Neobiota 23: 17–64.
- Alexander Böckmann, Vegetables and Herbs Slugs Do Not Like | Plants Resistant to Slugs and Snails. This blog is really helpful. There are more blogs on how to introduce the predators of slugs into your garden. Highly recommended!
This is a repost from my other blog.