The slug wars continue, and the good news is that you don’t actually have to waste real beer on the slimy buggers (although if you do, the darker the better). As it’s the yeasty smell that attracts them, just mixing flour, warm water, sugar and yeast is apparently enough.
As I had to mix up yeast to make pizza dough anyway, I did some extra for the slugs. The result wasn’t going to win any Camra awards, but it smelled right and I buried a couple of jars of it around my peas and beans.
And the next morning: bingo. Dead slugs – and happy chickens. Must be the beer marinade that does it, because my neighbour’s hens couldn’t get enough of them.