The wet period, which we could not get rid of, was perfect for garden pests, including snails. To prevent damage to the vegetable garden, it is good to know how to destroy them or block their way to the vegetables.
The best solution against snails is to pick them up in the mornings and evenings.
Garden snails, especially without houses, are a real nuisance, as they manage to destroy a good part of the crop in a short time, if we are not consistent, in which we have invested a lot of effort, time and love. In order to successfully get rid of uninvited guests, we must tackle the rescue comprehensively and without short-term solutions. In our country, the two most common species are red lazar and Portuguese lazar. The latter has spread in our country in the last twenty years, and it is believed that he came to us with pots planted in the ground full of his eggs. Looking back, there were no problems with snails, as they were killed relatively quickly by chickens, geese and ducks, but today there is less and less free range, and even fewer farms.
Capuchins are a natural protection against snails, as well as sage, thyme and some other plants.
How to deal with snails
Experts believe that it is best to use several different options when fighting snails. In doing so, they advise regularly picking up, setting traps and attracting and planting their natural enemies and setting up mechanical barriers. Snails also need to be partially familiar. They prefer to stay in moist, uncultivated and overgrown land. They love hedges and buy a composter. They crawl out of their hiding places only at night, where they stay until the early morning, so we always pick them up during this time period. They especially like vegetables that are highly fertilized with nitrogen, so they most often attack cabbages, lettuce, carrots, beans, peas and spinach. We can also inadvertently lure them into the garden by overuse of preservatives that destroy their natural enemies.
Sage is also a plant that snails will avoid in a big arc.
They don’t like cappuccinos, garden blackberries …
Snails are a bit picky when it comes to eating, although at first glance it doesn’t seem that way. In a wide arc, garden blackberries, California poppies, cappuccinos, calendula, buckthorn, grapefruit, as well as onions, garlic, thyme, sage, rosemary and wormwood will be avoided. Therefore, it is good to have these plants planted next to cabbages or on the edges of the garden, from where snails invade. With the smell, they will be repelled by fern, elderberry, yarrow and horsetail, which can be poured during plantings.
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