Thursday, 5 July 2012
Wednesday was mild with well spaced out showers. By well spaced out I mean it just started to dry up and tempt me outside when another shower arrived and dashed any chance of a visit to the plot.
I described my efforts to stop slugs and snails reaching my plants in the cold frame yesterday. I was sure some “Webbs Wonderful” lettuces had germinated but this seemed not to be the case when I looked today. On closer inspection it looked like little seedlings may have been nibbled away. It was difficult to be sure. They may have just given up in the soddened compost they were trying to grow in. As the cold frame is well protected from wildlife I decided to use a few slug pellets to see if they would slow down escaping slugs and snails.
The result was two snails and one slug. Unbelievable they’ve made it across copper impregnated matting with additional slug pellets making their way up an upturned florists bucket coated with grease and surrounded with copper tape to be stopped in their tracks with additional slug pellets protecting the seedlings. These three won’t be troubling my plants again!!
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 10:07