We’re getting a jump on our gardening this year. We’ve already weeded all of the planting beds. The Man of the House mixed up a batch of his homemade fertilizer and worked it into the soil.
It was the perfect time to apply our “natural” slug bait to the cabbage and Brussels sprouts. (The slug bait uses iron phosphate to do the dirty work of killing the slugs.) It’s safe to use around pets and easy on the environment. However we were very surprised to learn just how animal friendly the stuff is. The Man of the House went into the garden shed to find our half-used bag from last year. What he found was an empty bag with a huge hole chewed in it!
I guess I’m OK with mice breaking into the slug bait in the middle of the winter. My concern is that the slug bait might actually attract mice or maybe even rats. (Yikes!) I’ve done some research on the Internet and I can’t find anything on the subject so maybe slug bait is the mouse food of last resort. That’s what I’m hoping anyway!