TALES OF SNAILES AND SLUGS

Yesterday I took stock of my garden, there was lots to consider and one of the main points was the fact that so many of my plants are being eaten by the slugs and snail. I did discuss this with a few people around here and they all say, go into the garden at dusk and pick them off your plants one by one. In my desperation to produce a harvest of delicious vegetables I finally took the advice, and last night I went out with my little jar to fetch them. In no time I collected two dozen of the little creatures, and found a good place in a meadow to free them up (I hope they won’t find their back here). Today we had heavy rain all morning but in the afternoon the weather improved and so I went out again to find more of the same, soon I had another dozen caught, they were trying to get out of the jar, climbing all over my hands.  I think they are lovely creatures, and could never kill them. Especially the snails are beautiful. I could not resist taking photos of them either. I think that I have now got it licked, no more slugs or snails eating my tender young shoots or newly planted seedlings. I hope I have anyway, time will tell.
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11 thoughts on “TALES OF SNAILES AND SLUGS

  1. you are lucky you only have a dozen or two in your garden, we have at least hundreds. They eat up all the most beautiful plants in our garden. Hope yours don’t find the way back, Agnes. Have a wonderful day, regards Mitza

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    1. Thanks Mitza, and likewise enjoy your day. Wow, hundreds! What fight you have on your hands, and like my daughter told me today, (she has five small children), she said something like, you can do that when you are a retired lady 🙂 she is right! I hope though, that you keep on top of them.

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      1. I gave-up the fight, actually. I don’t like to bend down hundred times every evening. Too old, too much pain in my back and too little time that could be spent better:)

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  2. I love the pictures. I must admit I do find snails more attractive than slugs. I have also used crushed egg shells with varying degrees of success. Make sure you release them far enough away from your garden as you’d be surprised how far they can travel – one metre per hour I read on the internet.

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    1. Thank you Lori – I bought beer this morning and put it out for them, a pity to have to kill them but what else to do.

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