Slug Gone Wool Pellets Review

Slugs and snails are partying hard at the moment, thanks to the consistent wet weather creating the perfect environment for them. I’ve never been tempted to use traditional garish blue slug pellets, I just don’t see the point of attracting the little munchers to my veg in the first place and it doesn’t sit right with me, poisoning my soil and other wildlife too. And I’m probably going to be heckled for admitting this but I’ll put it out there anyway…I don’t like the thought of killing slugs either (I’m a live and let live sort of girl) so I’ve been looking into safer, healthier and cruelty-free ways of controlling them for all concerned. Slug Gone wool pellets have grabbed my attention many times over, I like the idea of using a natural product on my allotment and veg garden without killing anything in the process.

So how do they work?

Once wet the pellets swell and spread out to form a protective woolly mat which irritates the foot (the underneath part which they use to move around) of slugs and snails. There are other benefits to using wood pellets too, they act as a mulch, supressing weeds and retaining moisture. This mat stays put for a long while, protecting your plants even through prolonged wet or dry weather, eventually breaking down releasing organic nutrients back into the soil.

If you’ve never heard of these slug pellets before take a quick peek at the video below for a demo.

Do they do the job?

Well I’m happy to say, yes they do! There’s no sign of slug or snail activities on my plants protected by Slug Gone, even comfrey and brassica stay damage-free which are usually slug magnets. We have an army of frogs in the garden and nocturnal visitors such as hedgehogs which do a great job of controlling slug numbers naturally, but the allotment site is the number one hang out for slugs for obvious reasons meaning it can be difficult to control. This is where Slug Gone really helps me the most.

I bought a 10 litre tub with my hard-earned pennies pounds, yes, the price tag is pretty hefty and you do need to put down quite a lot around plants hence why I went for a massive tub, but they work so I don’t mind so much.

This review is completely based on my own needs and wants for slug control, see for yourself if you like them.

Click here to visit Slug Gone website.

After the Rain

Rain arrived late last night and continued till morning, the kitchen garden looks refreshed with a noticeable earthy aroma to the air. Even though the sun is covered over by heavy sky I can feel heat beginning to build already.

The much-needed rain encouraged lots of creatures from their hiding places, including fat slugs, unfortunately.

Young frog on chives

Anyone else reminded of the film Tremors?

We garden organically in our kitchen garden and allotment, relying on natural methods and predators to keep pest numbers down. During damp weather (particularly in spring) we pick slugs and snails off young plants by hand (yuk!). It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it.

Flowers are appearing on the peas which is really exciting, I can’t wait to pick fresh pods and snack on sweet little peas!

Looks like we’re in for a bumper crop of strawberries too! We grow Cambridge Favourite which have great flavour for making jam, if we are to have any chance of entering the jam class of our village show later this year we must refrain from scoffing them all straight from the plants!

Have a great gardening weekend!