Vitax Slug Gone, Organic Natural Wool Pellet Deterrent

Vitax Slug Gone, Organic Natural Wool Pellet Deterrent

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Natural, organic wool pellets for the deterrent of slugs and snails

Slug Gone is the natural, organic way to keep slugs and snails away from plants. Popular amongst environmentally-conscious and organic gardeners, Slug Gone is 100% natural and derived from British wool.

Slug Gone is applied to the soil below the plant to create a irritating, absorbant mat that works as a natural slug repellant. It prevents slugs and snails from reaching the plant, whilst adding nutrients to the soil and locking in moisture.

Slug Gone:

  • Biodegradable, contains naturally occurring slow release nutrients to help feed plants
  • Its minute fibres form a mat which is an irritant to slugs and absorbs moisture from the slug’s foot
  • Improves water retention.

Containing naturally occurring nutrients, Slug Gone consists of a biodegradable protein fibre which releases nitrogen, potassium, sulphur and other trace elements essential for plant growth.

To deter slugs and other gastropods, simply lay the pellets around the stems of plants. For best results, add Slug Gone in a 10cm radius around the plant, then add water to cause the fibres to bond.

The swollen wool pellets form a felt which makes it difficult for slugs to travel across. The wool pellet mat also contains abrasive particles which irritate the slug’s foot, physically deterring the slug and creating a 100% natural barrier.

For best results, apply Slug Gone as a 10cm band around the plant and ensure there are no gaps.  To prevent slugs reaching the plants ensure no leaves or stems overhang the pot’s perimeter, stand next to containers which do not have Slug Gone protection, or place next to walls where slugs can drop onto the plant.

Safe to use around children and pets, Slug Gone can also be used to protect against cabbage root fly.

  • Naturally deters gastropods such as slugs and snails
  • Creates a self-felting mulch
  • Helps prevent weeds
  • Soaks up and holds water; great to combine with soils and composts
  • Biodegrades in 6 to 14 months whilst delivering organic nutrients
  • Contributes as a water retainer and soil improver
  • A natural mulch and soil conditioner
  • Protects and enriches soil
  • Perfect for flower beds, container pots and hanging baskets
Our most common pot sizes for reference.
The plant height and width varies by plant, season and grower.
Size Diameter / Height Fits Decorative Pot Plants You Might Find Inside

9cm

⌀9cm H8.5cm

10-12cm

 

Young plants easy to establish when planted in Autumn or Spring. 

10-12cm

⌀10-12cm

12-16cm

 

Small habit houseplants - cacti, succulents, etc.

 

1 Litre

 ⌀13cm H11cm

 15cm

 

The standard size for kitchen herbs, annual bedding

Hanging houseplants.

2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm

19cm

 

The standard size for perennials.

Medium sized houseplants.

4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm

21-24cm

 

Larger perennials or small / young / dwarf shrubs. Also grasses, roses, and small climbers.

7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm

28cm

 

Mature perennials, grasses, roses. Small shrubs and very young trees.

Large houseplants. 

10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 

30cm

 

Climbers, shrubs, evergreen hedging, young or dwarf trees.

15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm

34-38cm

 

Mature or larger growing specimens.

Tall & tree form houseplants.

20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

40cm+

 

Palms, olive trees, trees 1.5m+

Super sized houseplants.

 

 

 

Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.