When Marigolds Aren’t Enough…..

In other words, when there are just too many snails heading for your veg crops in your garden…..there is only one thing to do.

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Go out as the light is fading and gather them all up in a bucket, take the bucket for a walk, and relocate the snails a few hundred metres away from your beloved veg patch.

It’s a really good job Littlun has a fondness for snails because I would not be able to pick them up!!

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9 Responses to When Marigolds Aren’t Enough…..

  1. Linda says:

    Ew! I agree..I wouldn’t be able to pick them up either! (But it’s a darn good idea) 🙂

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  2. pedanticscouser says:

    Lob them over into neighbours garden ?
    don’t birds eat them, smashing them onto stones ?

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    • Moongazer says:

      Apparently snails will ‘home’, like pigeons lol, so the neighbours garden is too close. Thrushes eat them – but we have 3 cats so hardly get any birds in the garden. They aren’t daft lol. Hedgehogs eat them too and we have a couple that trundle round the neighbourhood. They might find the snail dump 🙂

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  3. lydiaa1614 says:

    I wouldn’t be afraid of picking them up, but the bending would kill me! I am sure I could enlist the help of some of the neighbour kids for the price of some watermelon! I haven’t found too many slugs this year but then again my vegetable garden is very minimal compared to last year.

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  4. solariahues says:

    At least with snails you can pick them up by the shell, I use a trowel to scoop up slugs.
    I’ve heard that providing something else for them to eat can help, like a bit of leaf litter. Or encouraging hedgehogs or slow worms.

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    • Moongazer says:

      Slugs are just revolting, arent they?! *shudders*
      We did the giving them something else to eat by planting marigolds at the edge of the vegetable bed. It worked for a while but there are just too many snails and slugs and not enough marigolds anymore 😦

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