By: Poelano Malema
There is nothing as annoying as losing your plants due to pestering snails.
Snails normally come out in the rain because they rely on moisture to survive. They also become active when you’ve recently watered your garden.
They eat just about anything – including decaying waste from plants, worms, vegetation, fungus, and other animals.
To protect your plants, here are three things that you can do to control snails in your garden.
– Sprinkle table salt and Epsom salt in your garden. You can sprinkle it around the pots and on the plants.
– Water your garden in the morning instead of at night and make sure your garden is not wet. Snails’ bodies dry out very quickly, so when there is a lot of water in the garden, you will just make matters worse.
– Make a trap for the snails. In a small bowl, mix sugar with water and active dry yeast. Leave the mixture to rest for a couple of hours until fermented. The snails will be attracted to the bowl because of the smell, and once they enter into the bowl, they will not survive.
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