I planted a strawberry plant last year.
We didn't get anything b/c we had a raccoon that beat us to every berry,
then the birds would get what was left.
It was more than frustrating.
This year, the plant's feeders really grew
giving us a large plant to work with.
Then come the slugs.
They were ruining everything, but I was
determined to get some good straw berries this time.
I had to have my Mom buy it for me, but I put it out at dusk,
& check the cups every 30 minutes or so.
The first night I killed over 60 slugs.
It was super gross.
I do it almost every night, checking the cups well into the night.
I was wondering how much was worth it.
Although some look like this:
They rarely make it into the house. We rinse them off with the hose & chow down.