Do you eat slug damaged veggies?

  • 7 Replies
  • 303 Views
*

Benny130

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex
  • 110
Do you eat slug damaged veggies?
« on: October 14, 2020, 13:41 »
Hi all,

Interesting debate thats come up at work.... are you happy to eat that radish for lunch which the slug has dined on before you?

 

*

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Kent
  • 51760
Re: Do you eat slug damaged veggies?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 14:01 »
Yup, I just cut any odd/nasty bits off first - I assume everybody who grows their own, does the same.
It seems that only the bods who buy packed 'perfect' veg from the supermarkets, who don't - you know, the people who don't realize how many chemicals farmers have used to make them look like that ...

 :nowink:
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 14:03 by mumofstig »
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)

*

rowlandwells

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: northamptonshire
  • 1847
Re: Do you eat slug damaged veggies?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 16:11 »
i fully agree with you Mum but do people really give a? if chemicals are used in food production so long as they look good and are cheap?

my wife always looks very hard in our brassicas to see if there's any slugs and cuts away any slug damage the same goes for potatoes so long as you cut the damage out and wash it well  there ok to eat well  its never done me any harm  :D

*

jaydig

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Worcestershire
  • 1399
Re: Do you eat slug damaged veggies?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 16:26 »
Wash well and cut out the damage.  I work on the premise that if it's safe for the critters to eat then it's safe for me.  I'd rather have a few holes and dog-eared leaves and know that what I'm eating isn't likely to poison me than to have something that looks perfect but may be unsafe to eat.
Each to his own, but surely the whole point of growing our own fruit and veg is that it is pesticide and chemical free.

*

AnneB

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Bradford, Yorkshire
  • 1663
Re: Do you eat slug damaged veggies?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 21:39 »
If I didn't eat slug damaged veg, I wouldn't get to eat any of the lovely cabbages I grow.

*

snowdrops

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Burbage,Leics
  • 16653
Re: Do you eat slug damaged veggies?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 21:53 »
Yes wash well & a bit of judicious pruning or peeling
A woman's place is in her garden.

See my diary pages here
and add a comment here

*

8doubles

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Hakin Pembrokeshire
  • 5187
Re: Do you eat slug damaged veggies?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 19:45 »
Provided the slug did not have to spit it out .

*

wighty

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Isle of Wight
  • 3718
Re: Do you eat slug damaged veggies?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 20:29 »
I'm with every body else, cut off, remove any nasty looking bits and use the rest.  We're not fussy here.



xx
Slug Damaged Potatoes

Started by marcofez on Grow Your Own

11 Replies
4024 Views
Last post December 11, 2015, 07:30
by fatbelly
xx
Slug control for allotment - Slug gone or wool loft insulation?

Started by composthappens on Grow Your Own

0 Replies
1556 Views
Last post April 30, 2013, 14:32
by composthappens
xx
damaged toms

Started by crowndale on Grow Your Own

2 Replies
1038 Views
Last post May 22, 2007, 20:48
by crowndale
xx
Damaged Strawberries

Started by Missy1970 on Grow Your Own

3 Replies
1368 Views
Last post May 10, 2011, 21:51
by SkipRat
 

Page created in 0.263 seconds with 44 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |