Whose Been Eating My Plants?

You go to all the trouble of buying seeds, sowing them in the right compost at the right temperature and give them your love and attention for months and then…..

Something starts nibbling the leaves.  You can’t see it, but it’s plainly there!

And sometimes, it’s too late and your beautiful baby plants has been scoffed!

I have been having this frustration in my large ‘mini greenhouse’! Leaves are going missing and I couldn’t find the culprit.

Until today!!  There is was a large as life without a care in the world.

A huge snail, which quickly became a snack for my chickens, Ginger and the 2 Daves.  Along with a few  of its snail friends I found underneath plants pots in the garden.

The raised beds are fine because I weed and dig using my copper garden tools, which really do keep the slugs and snails away.

I have heard about putting something copper into the watering can so that the water gets a bit of copper in it and puts the snails off.  I’ll try that and see if it helps.

As my Mum used to say ‘it’s a jungle out there!’