“I love slugs,” said no one ever. The recipe of warm days + ample moisture + tasty hosta leaves are like ringing the dinner bell. There are many homegrown deterrents from pine needles and slug traps to copper pennies and beer trays, but the best place to start is by eliminating places slugs can hide. Rake up fallen leaves. And, think about planting varieties with thicker, heavily textured leaves that are more slug resistant.
Finally, consider this–slugs are an important part of a complex food chain. Having them in your garden encourages visits from valuable critters such as birds, beetles, toads and slow worms, all of which will eat large quantities of slugs or snails, and also stay to contribute to the overall health of your garden.
Here are three hostas that are more resistant to damage by slugs (of course, a hungry slug…)