@S Eagle Never fancied Slugs, but just started researching someone (from California I think) who experimented eating slugs; looks like he deep fries them in batter and spices, said they taste like a cross between calamari and mushroom (could be worse). This guy mentions using Dr Broners to disinfect things (also for washing dreads?) He seemed to go through a long desliming process boiling them in ACV hmm
We get some fairly similar slugs over here (not quite like your banana boys) but dont think Im desperate enough to start stir frying them yet!
Apparently you have to feed them clean lettuce for a day or two to purge and toxic stuff out. I recall one TV chef trying to clean slime from them in vinegar with little success and We had a manager at work you would eat snails he gathered in the wild.. Think I'll stick with mushrooms for now...
@ peacefull passer my blue berries (first year) are a nice shade of green at the moment, must protect them from the birds soon.Leeks and carrots are looking ok. Have various pots of compost with runner beans and green beans (hope to train the runners up into my tree branches) Have a few small apple trees in pots doing ok, peas dont seem to like my soil- but i will get them growing one year! No room for a cow as I only have about 0.01 Acre garden or less. Trade you some leeks for one of your big pumkins?