Vancouver Island Gardener
by Lynn Gordon
(Black Creek, BC, Canada)
Hard boil and mash 1 dozen eggs. Add about 1/3 kg bloodmeal. Add enough vegetable oil to moisten bloodmeal. If available, smash up some oyster shells, and add to mixture. Combine mixture, and pile scoops around garden.
The oyster shells are optional, however, what smells like death to deer, smells like dinner to slugs, and the oyster shells cut the slugs soft bodies, thereby destroying them. If you cannot harvest oyster shells in your area, sprinkle a non-toxic to animals or birds slug bait around your garden.
I prefer this recipe to sprays, since slugs tend to attack sprayed plants. We have almost 1 million deer on Vancouver Island, and I have not lost a plant to deer since I started using this repellant.