Posted by: Bill Stoneman | July 28, 2009

Cost/benefit analysis part 1

If we’re any example, the backyard grower doesn’t always weigh economic factors quite as completely as perhaps they ought to be weighed. Consider this: We see slugs around our lettuce more often than we like. We heard that they can be controlled with a bit of beer. So we pour beer into an empty tuna fish can that is buried so that its top is right at grade level. Slugs crawl in and never make it out, thus leaving our lettuce alone. One thought, however, is that we’re opening bottles of fairly pricey beer to protect lettuce that probably wouldn’t command much at all on the open market.

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  1. But the slugs can’t drink a whole beer so you get to enjoy half with them


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