We were digging up around the water tank the other day, daughter and grandaughter were here helping me. I was going to plant flowers around it again but we decided to use the space for Tomatoes instead. Of course this area was full of slaters, not too big of a deal with flowers but with a food crop going in they have to be removed. The D. and GD. spent quite a while picking them up out of the dirt. D did go and get the friendly white Aracauna to come and help them. GD thought it was fun to have the chook eat the slaters out of her hand.
We collected heaps and fed them to the chooks.
This is an ideal way to deal with an unwanted pest, very time consuming and fun but not something that I can be bothered with often enough. I am going to try an EO spray and see if that will get the numbers down and as I have found a local supplier of foodgrade DE I will get some of that as well.
I WILL win the war with these things and it WILL be done with minimal unwanted stuff being used.
Hi I live in the Peel Region of WA. We grew all our vegetables during 2010 and will do the same this year but I also want to get fit enough to wander the countryside, climb big rocks and swim in
lakes and rivers.