I had some major issues with the Garden Slugs eating all of the Herbs I was Direct Sowing in the Herb Garden last year. I ended up sowing indoors and just moving larger plants outdoors later in the Summer.
This year I tried a different trick – and it seems like it has been working. I was simply covering my sowing with plastic covers that I could reuse (a plastic Cake Cover, some cut Pet Bottles and a Plastic Tray from my ‘Plugg Box’ that I wasn’t using at the moment. I was sowing Dill and two types of Parsley.
Marking Spots where the Plastic Lid would fit and watering:
Lifting the Lids after a few days, and so happy to see the little Sprouts. Not eaten by the evil Garden Slugs! It looks a bit funny that they are growing in the shape of the random Plastic Lids.. but it’s working!
I put the lid back on and let them grow into a slightly larger size before i finally removed the Lids.
So, the summary is: Great Success! I will have Dill and Parsley this year