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Got Slugs? Two Cold-Weather Greens That Resist Slug Attacks

Miners lettuce 

A photo of AmyI live in the Pacific Northwest and garden on a piece of heavily forested property. The slugs here are enormous and I've had to constantly review my efforts to keep slugs at bay.

Over the last two years, I've been experimenting with different vegetable varieties, and noticed that two cold-weather tolerant greens mature without any evidence of slug attacks. (Very rare in my garden!) They grow well when lettuce just limps along or freezes out and suffers tremendously from slugs. The flavor is good and they even seem to grow well in shady areas. 

Check out these reviews: Miner's lettuce and Corn salad. They are definitely worth a shot in your garden!

nebraska dave
4/12/2011 7:25:32 AM

Amy, I haven't had a slug problem so far in the garden but then again I haven't grown anything that slugs would like. One thing that we do have is the dreaded vine bore. I've tried to grow zuchinni a time or two and the bore will borrow up the vine just as harvest time approaches and kills the plant dead before I even know it's there. I've read about many methods to keep the bores away but I think if I ever try again it will be in a container where I know for sure the little buggers can't get to my plants. Have a great spring garden slug fighting day.