Two years after we built the raised beds, the slugs have really made their way back to the garden. We’ve already lost three zucchini plants in the ground and suspiciously (although not the first year), marigolds which are supposed to deter slugs. The zucchini got chomped because it was pretty wet and I didn’t go out to sprinkle fresh eggshells for a few days.
We had stacks of shells saved and I ground two jar’s worth as a reminder to use our supplies. After all, they always say that ‘a shell in the jar is worth it for slugs, but a shell on the ground is worth a pound of produce’. Yeah, I’m sure they say that somewhere…!