A Practical Use For Those Canadian Pennies!

The last Canadian pennies have already been minted, and those still in distribution will, little by little, be taken out of circulation as they cycle through our banks.  Myself, I have large coffee cans full of pennies that I will probably roll eventually and turn in at the bank.  But this morning, I saw a new use for these coins on a gardening show:  they can be used as a slug deterrent!

This may not be news to many of you, but it’s a very simple solution to a really ugly problem.  I’m certainly going to give it a try.  Apparently, if you place copper pennies around plants where slugs are actively feeding, those that touch the copper coins will receive a mild shock, (when the copper and their “slime” mix) discouraging them from entering the area.

Brilliant!

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Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

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