Gardeners told to use 21p item from Asda and Tesco to get rid of slugs

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Slugs and snails, the nemesis of every gardener, can wreak havoc on your flowerbeds, fruit and vegetables throughout the warmer months in spring and summer.

These voracious molluscs typically emerge in the evenings, at night, and during rainy days. However, gardeners are being advised that a simple 21p solution, available from any major supermarket including Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury's, can help combat them.

An age-old gardening trick, which is not only inexpensive but also environmentally friendly and chemical-free, involves crushing eggshells and scattering them across the soil.

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You can distribute them around flowerbeds, along vegetable patches, and in planters and pots.

There's no limit to the quantity you can use, and the eggshell will have no adverse effects on the soil or the environment whatsoever, reports the Express.

Given their soft bodies, slugs and snails will not traverse eggshells as the jagged pieces will halt them in their tracks.

A box of eggs can be purchased for just £2.60 for a dozen at Asda, with similar prices at Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons, making it an incredibly affordable 21p solution to the problem.