Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A slug barrier


I am indebted to a French gardener in a village near Piriac-sur-Mer for this idea. First take a tin can and with both ends removed, take a pair of tin snips and make the jagged edge that you can see.

Place the tin uncut edge down into the earth and you now have an edge that even the most enthusiastic slug/snail will find too daunting.

3 comments:

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Well that is certainly simple enough. Even I could tackle this without a major catastrophe, LOL

Margaret

scrappy quilter said...

What a simple idea. I know many people who put out a small bowl of beer too. It also works.

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

Whata great idea. That would have also kept the snails from our peas. Too late now but will plan it in for next year.