This vegetable garden pest idea is about the most effective I have heard of so far for controlling slugs.
Up until now it has always been me getting a shock over the state of the new plants – not any more, it seems the shock can go both ways.
If the snails or slugs try to wander over the copper wire they get a very small zap. This causes them to backtrack and leave your young plants alone.
Where possible try to secure a small copper wire around the perimeter of your garden bed.
The raised garden bed style of gardening is ideal for this as it has raised edges which can hold the wire. Please have a look at my other pages for more organic gardening advice.