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ALT’O SLUGS is a mechanical anti-slug barrier based on pozzolan, a natural volcanic rock with very sharp edges that prevent snails and slugs from getting through. Long-lasting physical barrier. Resistant to rain. 1 kg can.
Your leaves are full of holes, your transplanted plants are shaved and your seedlings are devastated, don't look too long, slugs and snails have been there... Slugs can quickly become the nightmare of any self-respecting gardener. These slimy little creatures are no danger to humans, but they can wreak havoc in your garden! All you need is a damp, cool night between 15° and 18°C to see these pests of young shoots appearing everywhere. And in the spring, with the plants starting to grow, slugs and snails have a field day.
ALT'O SLUGS is a solution to combat damage caused by slugs and snails. It offers an effective and durable mechanical barrier made of pozzolan, a volcanic rock with very sharp edges. Once the pozzolan is spread around the plants you want to protect, snails and slugs will have a hard time reaching them.
Like eggshell (but not as durable), the effectiveness of pozzolan is related to its sharpness. The slug will not move on volcanic rock because it will injure itself, its skin being extremely thin and fragile. It is without doubt one of the most natural, inexpensive and effective slug repellents available.
But its use is multiple, since these lava granules also serve to drain, lighten and remineralise the soil.
Of volcanic origin, lava granules contain all the minerals necessary for plants, particularly silica, but also magnesium, calcium, aluminium, iron, etc. They facilitate plant rooting and lighten the soil by improving drainage.
These pozzolan granules are non-toxic to pets, hedgehogs or any other garden animal.
Effective for several weeks and resistant to heavy rain, it naturally repels slugs and snails.
You can use ALT'O SLUGS for your vegetable garden, orchard, ornamental garden, as well as your potted plants.
+ Resistant to rain and humidity
+ Pouring bottle for optimal dosage
+ As a mulch, prevents weeds from growing
+ Long-lasting mineral mulch: more than 5 years pH neutral, does not acidify the soil and lightens heavy soils
+ Abrasive, naturally repels slugs and snails
+ Mixed in the soil, in the compost or placed at the bottom of pots or planting holes, it allows better drainage and avoids asphyxiation and root rot due to excess water
+ Can be used in Organic Agriculture (In accordance with EC Regulation 834/2007)
Against slugs and snails : Remove slugs already present, weeds, leaves and other dirt around the plants. Spread a strip of ALT'O SLUGS at least 5 cm wide and about 1 cm thick around the plant. 1 kg of granules will create a barrier of about 6 linear metres. Make sure that the circle is always well closed. If necessary, add a little more granules to close it. After harvesting, the granules can be incorporated into the soil as a soil improver.
Drainage : Place a layer of pozzolan at the bottom of the pot and mix the pozzolan with the soil or compost. 2 to 4 cm thick. Drainage incorporated into the soil: 10% by volume. Mulch: 2 to 4 cm thick (20 to 40 L/m²).
As a mulch : Spread the pozzolan at the foot of the plants.
Volcanic rock. Dry matter: 90%. Conductivity: 5 mS/m. Water retention capacity: 15%. pH (H2O): 7. Gauge: 0-5 mm.
Bottle with spout containing 1 kg of pozzolan.
Over the years, gardeners have tested a multitude of natural remedies to combat slugs (eggshells, wood ash, sawdust, water + garlic spray, coffee grounds, etc.). In most cases, this consists of keeping them at a distance or relying on the fact that slugs do not like to move on rough and drying surfaces. This is because they dehydrate the mucus film on which they move. But most of them do not offer a sufficiently durable solution. The technique must therefore be repeated regularly because the slug will not wait for you. As soon as there is an entrance to eat, they go for it ! Volcanic rock of the pozzolan type has the particularity of being inert and of having a very long life span and resistance to rain. This makes it one of the best repellent barriers against slugs.
Alternatively, another very effective method is to welcome the natural enemies of slugs. The most important of these are not hedgehogs, thrushes or toads, whose presence is random and seasonal, but insects: carabid beetles, scented staphylines, glow worms, millipedes... And of course, chickens! They will be delighted to please you!
Focus on pozzolan, a 100% natural eruptive rock
Made up of volcanic slag, i.e. basaltic volcanic projections, pozzolan has a scoriaceous and honeycombed texture. Its colour is generally reddish (from brick red to dark brown).
Often used in landscaping, pozzolan limits irrigation and the development of weeds. This rock, which ranges in colour from red to black to grey, is also used in horticulture as a pure or mixed substrate. There are different granulometries of pozzolan depending on the use (water filter, sandblasting of icy roads, refractory concrete).
Pozzolan is a very porous material, favouring drainage. It can therefore be combined up to 75% with materials such as peat or coconut fibres.
Pozzolan has excellent physical and chemical stability, which makes it very durable. It does not degrade (does not settle, is not friable) and does not react with the nutrient solution. It is an inert substrate with a neutral to slightly acidic pH.
P102 - Keep out of reach of children. P270 - Do not eat, drink or smoke when handling this product. P301+P312 - IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor if you feel unwell. P261 - Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapours/spray. P305+P351+P338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easily removable. Continue rinsing. P501 - Dispose of contents/container at a hazardous or special waste collection point in accordance with local, state, national and/or international regulations.
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