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Slug Gone Slug Pellets

by Diane - May 4th, 2012.
Filed under: allotment, Amazon.

Slug Gone wool pellet slug repellent Slug Gone – Organic Natural Pure Wool Pelletts Slug Repellant (20 Litre Bag)Slug Gone Slug Pellets
This is a really exciting alternative to normal slug pellets.

What are slug gone pellets made from?
They are made from the fleece of sheep.

How does this work?
Wool fibres have very fine scales with small barbs on the tip called cuticle cells. These cause wool fibres to felt and matt together. Wool fibres are very hygroscopic and this plus the sand and grit already in the compound and the potassium salts from the sweat glands of the sheep absorb some of the slime from the slug’s foot to cause irritation, resulting in the slug finding easier feeding methods.

‘Slug Gone’ wool pellets are composed of 100% natural materials including phosphorous, nitrogen and potassium. As soon as water is added the fibres swell to form a barrier or insulation blanket. When slugs climb onto the fibres it irritates the foot and causes it to seek easier feeding elsewhere.

‘Slug Gone’ wool pellets are ideal for organic gardening and can be used in pots, flower beds, borders, allotments, herb gardens, nurseries, garden centres, green houses and vegetable plots.

How do you use these slug gone pellets?
To Use: Clean the area around the plant and place the pellets to fill the surface of the pot, or in a 6″ circle around the plant. Make sure all the pellets are touching. Water well and soon the pellets will swell and bind together to form both a prtotective and insulating blanket.

Contains: Nitrogen 3.6% Phosphorus 0.4% Potassiu8m 3.1%
These elements are slow released as the pellets biodegrade, taking up to 12 months

Is it safe?
This product is entirely safe for children, pets and wildlife. Not only do the pellets keep Slugs and Snails at bay, the pellets are also a good mix and balance for growing plants, fruit and vegetables.

And there’s more…
The pellets hold twice their own weight in water so they act as an excellent mulch, a weed suppressant, a soil conditioner and slow release fertiliser! Slug Gone is 100% natural, ideal for organic gardening and is safe for children, animals and garden wildlife.

Slug Gone – Organic Natural Pure Wool Pelletts Slug Repellant (20 Litre Bag) – Price: £21.99
At Amazon – Slug Gone – Organic Natural Pure Wool Pelletts Slug Repellant (20 Litre Bag)