Fresh-Picked Berries & Another Slug Repellent
One of the great treats of summer is the abundance of fresh fruit and berries. Many people will diligently search the supermarket's produce
department for the best-looking cherries, the largest raspberries and the darkest blueberries. What these people cannot see are the dozens of poisonous residues covering these beautiful fruits. An
alternative is to purchase or pick your own organic fruits and vegetables. Find an organic orchard or berry farm located near you and plan a delightful morning or afternoon of gathering. Invite a few
friends or another family to join you. Be sure to call first to make sure the fruits are ripe for the picking. WARNING: DON'T EAT ALL THE GOODIES AS YOU PICK THEM – SAVE SOME FOR HOME!
We already suggested using crushed eggshells to ward off slugs. Another healthy alternative is to use wood ash – the leftover ash from a campfire or
fireplace. Simply spread it around the plants. Ash is a base and very irritating to the skin of the slug.