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is there a chemical control for slaters in a vegy garden?

Can you spray a chemical boundary around a large vegy garden?

Submitted: 11:31AM, 29 Apr 2010
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Usually slaters don’t do a lot of damage as they are more interested in organic matter, but they have been known to attack young seedlings.

The best way of protecting the seedlings in your vegetable garden from slaters is to place plant collars (old pots with the bottoms cut out or plastic drinking cups with the bottoms cut out) pushed down over the top of seedlings in the soil. This way you are preventing the slaters from coming in contact with the stems of the young plants. You will need to keep these collars over the young seedlings for the first few weeks. Once the stems of the seedling toughens up, they are less likely to be attacked.

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