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Bugs and pests An old remedy for detering Slugs and Snails

An old remedy to deter snails and slugs is to collect as many as possible, morning and evening. Tip them into a bucket of boiling water and let it stand for a few days until the smell becomes fearsome, then strain off the liquid and use it to sprinkle round vulnerable plants, such as the young growth of delphiniums, lettuce and so on - but not on them. The remains of the slugs and snails can also be scattered.


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SAVE YOUR EGG SHELLS Comments By: diane novak on 2008-04-15
when you break your eggs, put the shells into the microwave to dry and disinfect. then crunch with your hands into smaller, sharp pieces. snail bodies are so soft, they will not walk over the shells to get to your lovely hosta's.
 



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