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
For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
Here are recommended sizes - 

Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm

19cm

4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm

22cm

7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm

27cm

10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 

30cm

15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm

35cm

20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

38cm

 

For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

We also offer a potting service

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

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