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Has anyone got any surefire ways to stop slugs and the like eating everything I've planted,It seems the only things they dont like are onions and potatoes that are thriving well in the veg patch . I did hear marigolds would be beneficial , I planted about 20 of those and they disappeared also, I would appreciate any help , thanks
The only answer is nematodes (the best) and 2 copper strips attached to a 9 volt battery for pots!!!!
Enjoy the research like i did.runnerbean23
Nematodes haven't really stopped my veg getting scoffed, think they may have helped but still getting stuff eaten under the butterfly / bird netting.
SNAILS KEF. SORRY!!!
Snails work on the top and Nematodes work underground. its a endless battle that we will never defeat, unfortunately. Think yourself lucky you do not have these that are living in a beck in the middle of a council estate in Middlesborough!!!
Sounds like someone bought from a "pet" shop and got bored with them......some people never learn
Ah the poor things, I have a huge one in an aquarium, Brian Snail. They are supposed to be kept warn and moist, I am always spraying the tank.
If those two breed in the wild you will have to look out for your veg plots then.
Brian chomps his way through lettuce and cucumber.
Nice gentle pat for Brian...........at least he is well looked after I wish other people would be like you Lyn.
They are just normal but i do think, most things are on drugs round there as i must of sprayed them in my time working.
PS. Are these native??????????????????
They might be native...........but not to the UK I suspect.........whatever they may have been snorting
Edd, I'd need wellies to stamp on one of those, not my usual flip flops, might be messy
Lyn I wouldn't stamp on your Brain
Kef............I think that might be Brian ?
Philippa I think I might be in the dog house...or I could live in a shell I'm sure that pic wasn't Brian.
I have seen sea slugs do more damage (not on land obviously), but they are much more beautify than slugs from here. Just let me imagine between the two. and think where i would rather be?
To be honest its hard when you are waiting for things to grow and show. Especially as you have spent so much time and effort/work,Just waiting for that one perfect little bloom from them. Or huge onion/leek. Potatoes/celery and my fav flower for me every time, the cauliflower. Its hard to do. but worth every penny or (no penny in my case)
They are African snails and I would have thought they needed warmth, thats what I was told, I worry about him in the winter, even though he is in the kitchen,
this is Brian, he is sleeping on his food plate , he has taken to doing this the past few days, he will pull all the food off it to sleep on it. There must be a brain in there somewhere!.
Lyn do you have to muck him out? Soz' only joking. At least you know where he is at all times
Yes, I do muck him out, onto the compost heap.he quietly sits in a margarine tub. Often wondered what he would do if I left him in the garden for a while. It would have to be at night though, cos he sleeps all day, just like his little brothers.
He was so tiny as a baby, like a very small garden snail, grew quickly though.
Thanks for the pic Lyn......a well loved snail...........nice to see