I picked 2 dozen slugs off 9 unmulched but extravagantly hilled potato vines and zero off the adjacent 30 mulched with jewelweed.
Does this call for a repellant foliar spray experiment or does mulch routinely deter these pests?
Wow Burl....nice observation! May the observations continue!!! I have lots of slugs, and lots of jewelweed. I'll start paying very close attention now and add my observations in as well. I frequently pull it out and lay it down or else it would shade out many of my plants. Maybe I've accidentally done a good mulch job in a few places? This would be an amazing tool for me if it works.
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