Succession Planting. The process of planting a similar or same crop in intervals to allow continued harvest all season long. For me, it’s re-planting the cucumbers for the 4th time that keep getting nailed by the slugs. Urg. Normally I have a live and let live mantra with slugs. My eldest has an oddly warm spot in her heart for them. “Daddy look! Don’t run over the slug on the driveway!” from the back seat. I swear she has slug radar.
When I have company slugs get “airlifted” into a big patch of brush about 40′ (or as far as I can throw) from the garden. When I am operating in solo it’s a different story. It’s rather stunning how quickly a slug will eviscerate from the light brush of a razor sharp knife. Quick, clean, no touch. And in a very macabre way, satisfying. So when it’s time to lock up the hens for the night. The sharpest knife I can get my hands on always goes with me. MuHaHaHaHa!!!
Here is planting #3 just before they got slimed. #4 didn’t get this far, and I have #5 surrounded by “slugbarbwire” ie. bare copper wire. Better than any slug bait out there. Wish me luck. I have several jars of pickles riding on a cuke crop this year….