Slugs can eat their way through vegetables at an alarming rate and newly planted seedlings are vulnerable.
We try to avoid using slug pellets as they can be poisonous for dogs, birds and hedgehogs.
Luckily, there are other solutions:
1. Create a DIY beer trap to lure them away.
2. Build a prickly barrier using eggshells or thorny cuttings to prevent them getting close. Or you could use a product called 'Shell on Earth' which does the same thing.
3. Create a lure of old salad leaves or dried dog food in a damp corner. This should attract the slugs to congregate all together, so you can dispose of them en masse.
4. If you are Jack, you have another method altogether. It's not for the faint-hearted, you have been warned!