One thing that is driving me crazy about the garden is the snails and slugs and stopping them can seem impossible.
Losing my seedlings
I spend so much time getting the seeds growing and planting them, just to have them disappear overnight because of snails and slugs.
They are driving me mad. When you start looking around on the internet there are so many different theories on how to get rid of them. Eggshells and coffee grinds, I’m told don’t work. In the past, I’ve tried them, but I didn’t have any luck with them.
There are snail pellets, but I really don’t want to use them. So I have been looking at alternatives.
Trying some copper tape
Here is a quick video I have done about the copper tape.
Sacrificing a snail
I had to try the copper tape to see if it actually worked. So, I’m sorry to say I had to find a snail in the garden to see if the copper tile would be any good in stopping them.
I put one tile on the ground and then found a snail to put it on it. The snail did it’s best to get off it. I put it back on and I think it might have died.
Now I need to do another test, which is to put four tiles together and see if one will climb over them to get away.
This seems like the best way to stop the snails that I have. It means they don’t die, but hopefully, I can protect my plants.
With lots of rain coming this week, the snails and slugs are always worse straight after it, so I need to get some protection ready.
What do you do to stop the snails?