I have an infestation of slaters/ wood lice in the vege garden. This year I
have been using pea straw mulch which keeps everythign nice and moist - and
they just love it! My strawberries get nibbled before I get the chance!
What ideas for organic remedies?
General garden hygiene is very important in preventing large
infestations. Slaters love dark, damp places, e.g. under
pot plants and wood. All over ripe and/or diseased fruit
should be removed. Strawberrries should be planted slightly
raised to keep surplus moisture away and in full sun. Traps
can be used, e.g. cut large potato tubers in half, sccop out
the halves, place near crop, check regularly and remove when
full of slaters.