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Talkback: Snails

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 10:16
I've not got a single bean plant (that's worth talking about, anyway)still there at the base of my wig-wam. I've used nematodes and copper rings, and gone out virtually every night squashing them and the slugs (yuck!) I haven't used slug pellets for twenty years, and I'm not starting now, if I have to give up beans, lettuce and other juicy things that they love, then I'll give up.

Talkback: Tomatoes, aubergines and peppers

Posted: 05/04/2012 at 17:29
Been there, done that........except for a slight guilty feeling that I shouldn't be giving up and letting the bugs win.

Talkback: How to sow seeds indoors

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:27
Plant the beans in the loo rolls, the roots will find their way out of the bottom, so you don't need to disturb the roots at all. Also, I find that by putting a bit of self-adhesive copper tape around the top of the loo roll, you will keep the slugs and snails at bay during the time that the plants are so vulnerable to attack, that is, when they're young and tender. And eventually the loo roll wil rot down and disappear. It's win-win!
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