Garden Club Tea-Love a Slug

  • Wed Jan 23rd, 2019 1:31pm
  • Life

What animal has one foot, one lung, and more teeth than a shark? … A slug! The Professor of Slime, aka Corey Carleton, told those attending the annual Bogachiel Garden Club Tea everything they never knew about slugs and some of it was pretty shocking! Carleton is the Master Gardener program coordinator from Thurston County, and she loves everything slug-related. There are native and non-native slugs in our area and recommended killing the non-natives and doing it quickly … don’t use salt! The native slugs are beneficial to the breakdown of rotting vegetation, better than worms even, and without them, we would be up to our necks in rotting leaves! Carelton seen here in her white lab coat and crown was an enthusiastic speaker and truly loves slugs. Photo Christi Baron