SLUG Facts & Figures!
** There are an average of about 200 slugs in a cubic metre of garden soil
**Many species of slug are commonly found in our gardens, including the keeled slugs, garden slug, field slug, large black slug.
**Slugs eat approximately twice their body weight in vegetation each day.....that's about 28oz of your garden plants in a growing season!
**Snails generally hibernate but if conditions are above 5C in winter, slugs continue to feed
*Some species of slug and young slugs spend most of their time underground (where the feast on organic matter....and potatoes and other root crops and germinating seeds (that might be why your seeds appeared not to germinate!!)
**Slugs and snails feed by rasping away at our plants with a 'radula' (which bears about 25,000 teeth-like projections)
**Slugs and snails lay eggs - mostly in spring and autumn when you may find clumps of tiny clear or yellowish eggs (above left)