The garden is flourishing and slugs are out in force, with newly hatched sluglets especially ravenous. Be sure to take steps to control them before they have the chance to ruin all your hard work. Adult slugs can eat 40 times their weight daily, and can completely devour new seedlings and bedding plants overnight.
Use various protection methods found on this site to keep your new plants safe at this critical stage of development. Once established, most can then withstand a little nibbling.
Many slugs naturally feed on decaying vegetation but at this time of year their staple diet isn’t so readily available. That’s when they turn to the tender new growth that’s so abundant in the garden.