How do I stop snails eating my plants?

Stop snails and slugs in their tracks!!

 

Snails love moisture when eating and dry spots to hide
Snails love moisture when eating and dry spots to hide

Try these:

  1. Egg shells – rinse, dry, crush and sprinkle around stems
  2. DE (Diatomaceous Earth) – lightly sprinkle in the area of action
  3. Beer trap – bury recycled container to soil level, fill with beer to the brim, check daily replace beer
  4. Copper strip – staple strip to narrow boards and place around borders of garden
  5. Tobacco dust – sprinkle in affected area
  6. Coffee grindings – sprinkle in affected area around the stems
  7. Hand  picking at night – Become “inspector snail” from 10pm at night with torch poised, hand pick to reduce populations
  8. Pawpaw/watermelon skins – when you have finished scooping out the fruit place upside down like a cup on the soil check “the trap “ daily

I do not recommend commercial slug and snail killers.