Why Slug Pellets are Dangerous for Children, Pets and Wild Life

What are slug pellets and what are they made of? Slug pellets are small, rounded and compressed mass containing substances that are poisonous to slugs and snails, often placed around growing plants to prevent them from being damaged. Generally, there are two main types of slug poison ingredients that can be used in slug pellets….

How To Protect Your Waxy Hostas From Slugs & Snails

Over the last few year Hostas have become one of the best-selling plants out there. Easy to grow, low maintenance and often out living many other plants in the garden – it’s no wonder they’re so popular. They do, however, have one natural-born enemy… Slugs and snails. There are few things tastier to a gastropod…

Feed & Protect – BBC Radio 2’s Terry Walton Endorsement

You might remember back in March, Terry Walton (BBC Radio 2’s Allotment/Gardening Expert) gave Early Starter a great endorsement. Well since then he’s been trying out some of our other amazing gardening probiotics. Here’s what he had to say about Feed & Protect, our two-in-one plant food and slug repellent.   ” I am well-known for…

“Sleepless Slugs” are invading British gardens

Last week, BugLife Conservation Charity warned of an invasion of “sleepless slugs” this year. The organisation suggested that 2016 will see an increased number of slugs due to last year’s wet summer and the warmest winter on record. Slugs normally hibernate when temperatures drop and stay low. However, this year the temperatures never really dropped…

Gardening Tips to Fight Against Slugs & Snails

Slugs and snails are a problem in almost every garden. There are a million and one old wives tales that will supposedly stop the insatiable creatures but they rarely have any real effect. We decided to weigh out the options of a few tricks that could work well against slugs and snails, mentioning two products…