someone here (and another acquaintance) mentioned some trick involving beer
to rid one's tomatores of snails. how does it work? something bout putting
out beer in a way so they can get in (maybe into the can of beer) but not
thanks in advance
The beer attracts slugs and snails. You're supposed to put it in a low
edged container and the buggers crawl into the beer and drown. It works
but it's messy and fairly labour intensive and is only good for a
limited area. I've had more success with simply mulching around the
Zone 5a in Canada's Far East.
Daniel Glazer First you eat the snails, then chase them with a beer.
The order is
important; if you drink the beer first the snails are just disgusting
wait, shouldn't be drink the beer first and enuf so that NOTHING is
i wonder if the gravel that u buy at the pet shops could be used t
snails away. after all they dont like that kind of stuff. good luck
Just pour it in a pan/plastic barque (or whatever) with the brim of the
afore mentioned pan/plastic barque (or whatever) at ground level. It
works after a fashion but as already mentioned by someone else, it only
works in a limited area and is gawd awful messyto clean-up. Change the
beer every few days as the marinade fills with critters. (Seems like a
waste of beer to me.) If chickens and ducks are not an option, then your
best results will probably be with fine mulch and night-time patrols.
I'm in Northern California and as the ground dries out, and I cull the
raging herd of slugs and snails from my garden, I need to go out fewer
and fewer nights. Nothin' like some good hops, to send me off to sleep.
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