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.


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 🙂


  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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