They say that pill bugs (rolly pollys) will only eat dead material, but its a LIE!!!!! These little critters are eating everything in sight. My poor little eggplant seedling didn't have a chance.
Between the pill bugs and the slugs/snails, my poor little plants won't have a chance while I'm gone so I had to do something drastic! Now you know that I'm trying to do this organically so I've been trying not to use anything... just crush the little buggers by hand when I find them, but I can't ask my house sitter to do THAT!
Last night my husband had to make a run for Home Depot to get the watering system I told you about so I asked him to get me some "Sluggo Plus" which had good ratings by folks on the internet for killing BOTH snails AND pill bugs. Well they only sell it online at Home Depot so he picked up some "Ortho Elementals Slug and Snail Killer". It does say "For Organic Gardening" on the box so I'll pretend that it's organic.
I poured a bunch of it in the greenhouse (too much I found out after getting a magnifying glass to read the four point font). Oh well, I'm not going to pick up those little granuals one by one to remove them!
This morning I saw a dead slug in the inside of one of my red drinking cups (you know, where I planted my seedlings?) so it must be working. We'll see if everything is alive when we get home on Tuesday...