Coffee grounds for slugs ‘illegal’ – Bullcrap

I love Shane’s blog on using coffee grounds! Surprising the US hasn’t made something so natural illegal yet? 😉

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Coffee grounds for slugs ‘illegal’ – IOL Lifestyle |

used coffee grounds in container

In what would be one of the most bizarre stories I have covered on this site (and this coming from someone that advocates urine fertilizer and eats mealworms – not in that order), comes an article which cites a leading European Union official who regards the use of used coffee grounds on slugs as illegal?!

The article, posted on South African online news site Independent Online, refers to a EU source quoted by the article author, Ian Drury:

The home-made solution contravenes regulations on pesticides, say officials.

The article goes on further to quote a source at Britian’s RHS:

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has warned that any gardener using coffee granules to deter slugs falls foul of EU regulations. The rules say that any active ingredient or chemical used in gardening must be explicitly approved and placed on…

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