Is SlugStop Ok to put round edible Veg?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Letty, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Letty

    Letty Apprentice Gardener

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    I have some lettuce leaves in a trough and have circled them with organic slug barrier SlugStop.

    Does anyone know if it is safe to eat the leaves if the granules have been watered and entered the soil.

    I had a sudden worry that there may be some chemical in the granules and I would poison the family?
     
  2. Snowbaby

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    I'm not sure about that exact brand, but today I bought B&Q's own brand of slug pellets, on the instructions it says they are perfectly fine to use on flowers, lawn, and veggies.
     
  3. Alice

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    Hi Letty, it's all up to you.
    EVERYTHING you buy in the shops has been treated with chemicals. It may not be our preferred method but I haven't heard of people dropping dead in the street from eating poisoned lettuce.
    I'm sure your slug pellets will be perfectly safe.
    If you are ultra fussy like me, then put the pellets on a little plastic tray like me, and tuck them under the lettuce leaves - or whatever you are going to eat - and that will stop the pellets leaching into the ground.
    But as I said before, even if they do, you won't die of poisoning - or the supermarkets would be out of business.
     
  4. has bean counter

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    Read the label. Sorry, but it will give a warning if unsafe.

    Stick to the recommended application rate.

    Make sure you wash the leaves before eating though in any case.
     
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