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Old 08-12-2002, 09:48 AM
JennyC
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Default Killing snail eggs ?

I was repotting some things recently and found loads of snail eggs
around the edge of the pots, just beneath the surface of the soil.

Seeing that I have so many pots I was wondering whether there are any
nasty chemicals on the market that I could use to water the pots with
to kill the buggers before they hatch out next year ??

Any ideas / names of products ??

Jenny



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Old 08-12-2002, 10:28 AM
Carol Russell
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"JennyC" wrote in message
...
I was repotting some things recently and found loads of snail eggs
around the edge of the pots, just beneath the surface of the soil.

Seeing that I have so many pots I was wondering whether there are any
nasty chemicals on the market that I could use to water the pots with
to kill the buggers before they hatch out next year ??

Any ideas / names of products ??

Jenny


Hello Jenny

Are you sure they are snail eggs (usually a white mass) or are they slow
release fertiliser pellets (often brown, usually single but sometimes a
block of pellets.

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Old 08-12-2002, 10:42 AM
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"JennyC" wrote in message
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I was repotting some things recently and found loads of snail eggs
around the edge of the pots, just beneath the surface of the soil.

Seeing that I have so many pots I was wondering whether there are

any
nasty chemicals on the market that I could use to water the pots

with
to kill the buggers before they hatch out next year ??

Any ideas / names of products ??

Jenny

Hello Jenny
Are you sure they are snail eggs (usually a white mass) or are they

slow
release fertiliser pellets (often brown, usually single but

sometimes a
block of pellets.
Art


100% positive. Translucent white globby eggs :~((((((((((((
I don't use those pellet thingies !

Jenny


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Old 08-12-2002, 11:22 AM
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"JennyC" wrote in message
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I was repotting some things recently and found loads of snail eggs
around the edge of the pots, just beneath the surface of the soil.

Seeing that I have so many pots I was wondering whether there are any
nasty chemicals on the market that I could use to water the pots with
to kill the buggers before they hatch out next year ??

Any ideas / names of products ??

Jenny


They could be slug eggs as well.
There is (or was) a product that you watered into the soil and which killed
eggs and small slugs/snails, supposedly also not toxic to anything else.
I can't remember the name, which is not very helpful to you but a look round
your local garden centre/DIY shed should turn it up if still available.
Tom



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Old 08-12-2002, 11:38 AM
Carol Russell
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"JennyC" wrote in message
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"Carol Russell" wrote in
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"JennyC" wrote in message
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I was repotting some things recently and found loads of snail eggs
around the edge of the pots, just beneath the surface of the soil.

Seeing that I have so many pots I was wondering whether there are

any
nasty chemicals on the market that I could use to water the pots

with
to kill the buggers before they hatch out next year ??

Any ideas / names of products ??

Jenny

Hello Jenny
Are you sure they are snail eggs (usually a white mass) or are they

slow
release fertiliser pellets (often brown, usually single but

sometimes a
block of pellets.
Art


100% positive. Translucent white globby eggs :~((((((((((((
I don't use those pellet thingies !

Jenny

Hello Jenny

"Fertosan" snail repellent/killer, wildlife pet and child sake is what I
have. There a bit about if you look for it in "Google" web and "Goole"
groups.

Next year you could use the natural predator nematodes.

Arthur


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Old 08-12-2002, 11:46 AM
JennyC
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"Tom Warner" wrote
"JennyC"
I was repotting some things recently and found loads of snail eggs
around the edge of the pots, just beneath the surface of the soil.
Seeing that I have so many pots I was wondering whether there are

any
nasty chemicals on the market that I could use to water the pots

with
to kill the buggers before they hatch out next year ??
Any ideas / names of products ??
Jenny


They could be slug eggs as well.
There is (or was) a product that you watered into the soil and

which killed
eggs and small slugs/snails, supposedly also not toxic to anything

else.
I can't remember the name, which is not very helpful to you but a

look round
your local garden centre/DIY shed should turn it up if still

available.
Tom


Ummmmm. I live in Holland and the UE regulations prohibit the selling
of lots of 'chemical nasties'. However I will see what i can find
online or get someone in the UK to smuggle stuff in next time we have
visitors :~))

Jenny


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Old 08-12-2002, 11:58 AM
JennyC
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"Carol Russell"
"JennyC" wrote
I was repotting some things recently and found loads of snail

eggs
around the edge of the pots, just beneath the surface of the

soil.
Seeing that I have so many pots I was wondering whether there are
any nasty chemicals on the market that I could use to water the

pots
with to kill the buggers before they hatch out next year ??
Any ideas / names of products ??
Jenny


Hello Jenny
"Fertosan" snail repellent/killer, wildlife pet and child sake is

what I
have. There a bit about if you look for it in "Google" web and

"Goole"
groups.
Next year you could use the natural predator nematodes.
Arthur


Hi Arthur,
I've found a supplier on the net, but I'm not sure if they ship
abroad....... I'll hear from them next week.......... :~)

Thanks for the tip.
Jenny



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Old 08-12-2002, 12:32 PM
Derek Turner
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On Sun, 8 Dec 2002 12:46:14 +0100, "JennyC" wrote:



Ummmmm. I live in Holland and the UE regulations prohibit the selling
of lots of 'chemical nasties'. However I will see what i can find
online or get someone in the UK to smuggle stuff in next time we have
visitors :~))

any chance of borrowing a small flock of chickens? they LOVE slug and
snail eggs and will actively seek them out!
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Old 08-12-2002, 12:46 PM
JennyC
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"Derek Turner" wrote
"JennyC" wrote:

Ummmmm. I live in Holland and the UE regulations prohibit the

selling
of lots of 'chemical nasties'. However I will see what i can find
online or get someone in the UK to smuggle stuff in next time we

have
visitors :~))


any chance of borrowing a small flock of chickens? they LOVE slug

and
snail eggs and will actively seek them out!
Derek Turner


Ummmmmmmmmmm - if you have a look at my walled town garden you will
see it not really suitable for a flock of hens :~))

http://members.rott.chello.nl/ldejag...ex.welcome.htm

Jenny :~))


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Old 08-12-2002, 12:52 PM
Natalie
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Ummmmmmmmmmm - if you have a look at my walled town garden you will
see it not really suitable for a flock of hens :~))

http://members.rott.chello.nl/ldejag...ex.welcome.htm

Jenny :~))



That's what I thought when I saw Derek's post! :-)))

Natalie


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Old 08-12-2002, 02:38 PM
Derek Turner
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On Sun, 8 Dec 2002 13:46:37 +0100, "JennyC" wrote:



Ummmmmmmmmmm - if you have a look at my walled town garden you will
see it not really suitable for a flock of hens :~))

http://members.rott.chello.nl/ldejag...ex.welcome.htm


see what you mean! vbg works for me though.
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Old 08-12-2002, 03:51 PM
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"JennyC" wrote:

I was repotting some things recently and found loads of snail eggs
around the edge of the pots, just beneath the surface of the soil.

Seeing that I have so many pots I was wondering whether there are any
nasty chemicals on the market that I could use to water the pots with
to kill the buggers before they hatch out next year ??


(This is all assuming that you're talking about the pots you're
removing, as opposed to the ones still holding the plants!)

Yep. Water.

If you or a friend has a wallpaper stripper with a pressure steam nozzle
(as opposed to the steam plates used to strip wallpaper), you can be
pretty sure to nobble snail eggs and the like by cooking them in steam.

As an added bonus, you also clean the pot, and sterilize it of many
other potential infective nasties, such as fungal spores and cankers.
Oh, and there's no nasty chemical residue to get into next year's veg.


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Old 08-12-2002, 03:57 PM
Charlie Pridham
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"JennyC" wrote in message
...

There is (or was) a product that you watered into the soil and

which killed
eggs and small slugs/snails, supposedly also not toxic to anything

else.
I can't remember the name, which is not very helpful to you but a

look round
your local garden centre/DIY shed should turn it up if still

available.
Tom


Ummmmm. I live in Holland and the UE regulations prohibit the selling
of lots of 'chemical nasties'. However I will see what i can find
online or get someone in the UK to smuggle stuff in next time we have
visitors :~))

Jenny

Hi Jenny, I think someone has already mentioned Fertisan, you were concerned
that you may not get it in Holland, If you can't (and its quite expensive)
it is only Aluminium sulphate, wildly used in the treatment of drinking
water, so I would imagine you will have no probs getting it by the kilo. its
very effective indoors
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Old 08-12-2002, 11:24 PM
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"Jon Green" wrote in message
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"JennyC" wrote:

I was repotting some things recently and found loads of snail eggs
around the edge of the pots, just beneath the surface of the soil.

Seeing that I have so many pots I was wondering whether there are any
nasty chemicals on the market that I could use to water the pots with
to kill the buggers before they hatch out next year ??


(This is all assuming that you're talking about the pots you're
removing, as opposed to the ones still holding the plants!)

Yep. Water.

If you or a friend has a wallpaper stripper with a pressure steam nozzle
(as opposed to the steam plates used to strip wallpaper), you can be
pretty sure to nobble snail eggs and the like by cooking them in steam.

As an added bonus, you also clean the pot, and sterilize it of many
other potential infective nasties, such as fungal spores and cankers.
Oh, and there's no nasty chemical residue to get into next year's veg.


Jon


Or use boiling water from a kettle - taking care not to get any hot water on
yourself. ?

(And my apologies to Jon Green for pressing the wrong button so sending my
reply to him not the newsgroup)
Bevan





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Old 09-12-2002, 10:48 AM
JennyC
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"Charlie Pridham" wrote
"JennyC" wrote
There is (or was) a product that you watered into the soil and

which killed eggs and small slugs/snails


Ummmmm. I live in Holland and the UE regulations prohibit the

selling
of lots of 'chemical nasties'. However I will see what i can find
online or get someone in the UK to smuggle stuff in next time we

have
visitors :~))
Jenny

Hi Jenny, I think someone has already mentioned Fertisan, you were

concerned
that you may not get it in Holland, If you can't (and its quite

expensive)
it is only Aluminium sulphate, wildly used in the treatment of

drinking
water, so I would imagine you will have no probs getting it by the

kilo. its
very effective indoors
Charlie, gardening in Cornwall.


Hi Charlie,
Thanks for the info - I'm off to the chemist to see if I can get some
!!
A couple more questions:
When should I apply it ?
What sort of concentration should I use ?
And will it work on outside pots too ??
Jenny


 




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