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Old 2020-09-10, 07:50   #32
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Originally Posted by Dr Sardonicus View Post
I don't know how big your herb pot is. If it's large enough, you can try to eliminate any slugs or snails by burying a shallow container so its top is level with the soil's surface, then filling it with beer. The snails will crawl in and die a happy death. The presence of slugs is often indicated by slime trails.
We save coffee grounds in our household to use as a mulch around the stems of snail and slug food. An annulus 1cm thick out to a distance of, say, 4cm away from the stems is applied to the top of the soil.

Works pretty well for us but YMMV.
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