A few foggy days, a couple of cool nights and what do I get: slug trails all over the salvia. I guess it's kind of pretty, in a mucus-y way.
Fall is prime planting season in southern California and is also when slugs and snails start becoming active and breeding and getting into trouble. Slugs are the one critter I always take the effort to control because they can and will devastate new plantings overnight if you let their population build up. It looks like I need to get busy and clean up under my pots and rocks, stir the mulch, and spend a few mornings hand picking slugs to maintain my position of authority in the garden.