Having thought that I was on top of the problem two nights ago, it seems that the slugs came out with reinforcements tonight.

I just saved a couple of plants (caught them just as the slugs started their meal), and barely saved a couple more (the slugs were well into dinner, but I think that there is enough life in the plant to survive).

The plants are almost at that point where they could sustain a bit of slug damage and survive, but not quite. I recognize that this is a part of nature’s cycle, but it always feels touch & go to me at this stage in the vegetable garden.