Take a look in your pantry for old, forgotten packets of yeast. Expired yeast may not be good for making a loaf of bread, but it can still be used to protect your garden from pests. Mix the yeast with a little salt, sugar and warm water. This sugary, salty, yeasty mixture is irresistible for slugs in your garden. Just pour it into shallow dishes and the slugs will crawl right in and drown. Place the dishes of yeast mixture every six to eight feet for the best results.
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