Horrified to find that my lovely onions have been eaten.
Bill reckoned it might be partridge. But, I have my suspicions. It’s the slimey slugs at it again.
Just like last year, they have spotted my delicate, yet pungent, onions and thought that’s a nice meal. Scoff, you may. Slugs won’t eat onions. Well, I’ve got evidence from last year – caught the blighters at it – and the stripping of leaves on my poor beauties up at the allotment this year is exactly the same symptom.
So, it’s out with the nuclear bomb, or slug pellets, if you prefer.
I do not like having to take this route. I have tried everything else. Beer – partly successful, but expensive and not every slug took the bait. Copper rings – they seem to do the trick, but again expensive and I can’t afford a ring for each plant. Ditto copper tape and milk cartons – if only you remember to tape the handle too (d’oh).
Down at the raised bed, there’s slug evidence too. An onion with the untaped handle shows the tell tale slimey trail and stripped leaves.