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My cabbage patch has been attacked by snails. Any safe way to get rid
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g'day col,

lots of things to try:

beer traps ie.,. an old can with some beer in the bottom attracts and
kills them.

evening or very all pre-dawn torch safari's and squish them or drop
them in boiling water.

lay old bits of pipe around or any sort of material that creates a
dark moist place for them to hide under then collect them from that
spot daily.

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G'day Col,
We used to employ a duck on very reasonable wages.
He could have all the snails he could find, and we could keep his eggs.
When the contract came up for renewal we doubled his wages and she
seemed very satisfied.
No chemicals to me sounds like an exercise in futility.
Defender or some such seems to do the job, with none in our
neighbourhood getting much older than the average age.
As far as using beer, no aussie I know of would even buy an enemy a beer.
As far as getting up with the snails, the duck would have no problems
doing that for me. It was a sad day when he disappeared
in to the oven.
Ah well his replacement is no wiser as he wanders the garden leaving his
calling cards. Best snail security I have ever had.
Best Regards Jonno


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g'day col,

lots of things to try:

beer traps ie.,. an old can with some beer in the bottom attracts and
kills them.

evening or very all pre-dawn torch safari's and squish them or drop
them in boiling water.

lay old bits of pipe around or any sort of material that creates a
dark moist place for them to hide under then collect them from that
spot daily.

On Tue, 04 Sep 2007 16:17:31 GMT, col wrote:
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With peace and brightest of blessings,

len & bev

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May You Find Serenity and Tranquillity In
A World That You May Not Understand."

http://www.lensgarden.com.au/

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My cabbage patch has been attacked by snails. Any safe way to get rid
of them without the use of chemicals please.


Get a pet duck.

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Ducks get my vote too!! Then again I am biassed towards them as I bred
them for many years and had 10 different types.

A blue tongue lizard is also good for eating snails...plenty of empty
snail shells around here and nothing with snail damage.

If you decide to get a duck (or two, maybe three) make sure you get a
DUCK and not a Muscovy....they are NOT ducks, but geese and this is a
very common misunderstanding. Duck eggs take 28 days to hatch, and
goose eggs take 35 days.....Muscovies, because genetically they are a
goose, also take 35 days.

Hope this helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

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My cabbage patch has been attacked by snails. Any safe way to get rid
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Get a pet duck.



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Dont these eat snails?
How about temperament.
What do they taste like?

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Ducks get my vote too!! Then again I am biassed towards them as I bred
them for many years and had 10 different types.

A blue tongue lizard is also good for eating snails...plenty of empty
snail shells around here and nothing with snail damage.

If you decide to get a duck (or two, maybe three) make sure you get a
DUCK and not a Muscovy....they are NOT ducks, but geese and this is a
very common misunderstanding. Duck eggs take 28 days to hatch, and
goose eggs take 35 days.....Muscovies, because genetically they are a
goose, also take 35 days.

Hope this helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

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My cabbage patch has been attacked by snails. Any safe way to get rid
of them without the use of chemicals please.



Get a pet duck.

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"len garden" wrote in message
lots of things to try:

beer traps ie.,. an old can with some beer in the bottom attracts and
kills them.


Or use vegemite or promite or any yeast based product.

Or Derris dust mixed up with Corn Flakes.


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FarmI wrote:
"len garden" wrote in message
lots of things to try:

beer traps ie.,. an old can with some beer in the bottom attracts and
kills them.


Or use vegemite or promite or any yeast based product.

Or Derris dust mixed up with Corn Flakes.


Your breakfast time must be like the scene from romeo and juliet...
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You know I've never eaten snails! Never had the opportunity, then again
not sure I'd want to try!! I have eaten crocodile/kangaroo/water
buffalo/etc and we always killed our own goats for the freezer. Chevon
(goat meat) is absolutely beautiful, similar to lamb but leaner.

A few times we killed ducks and a goose or two, but to be honest I had
too many orders for both, so there was never any left for us, we went to
the supermarket and bought chicken!!! LOL

Bronwyn ;-)


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Dont these eat snails?
How about temperament.
What do they taste like?

HC wrote:

Ducks get my vote too!! Then again I am biassed towards them as I
bred them for many years and had 10 different types.

A blue tongue lizard is also good for eating snails...plenty of empty
snail shells around here and nothing with snail damage.

If you decide to get a duck (or two, maybe three) make sure you get a
DUCK and not a Muscovy....they are NOT ducks, but geese and this is a
very common misunderstanding. Duck eggs take 28 days to hatch, and
goose eggs take 35 days.....Muscovies, because genetically they are a
goose, also take 35 days.

Hope this helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

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My cabbage patch has been attacked by snails. Any safe way to get rid
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Get a pet duck.

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Ducks


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FarmI wrote:
"len garden" wrote in message
lots of things to try:

beer traps ie.,. an old can with some beer in the bottom attracts and
kills them.


Or use vegemite or promite or any yeast based product.

Or Derris dust mixed up with Corn Flakes.


Your breakfast time must be like the scene from romeo and juliet...


I might be for snails and slugs, but not for me.


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You know I've never eaten snails! Never had the opportunity, then again
not sure I'd want to try!!


Delicious if done well, rubbery and tough if not done well.


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HC wrote:

You know I've never eaten snails! Never had the opportunity,


I am told that youjust collect them upand put them i a bucket with a
screen top. Feed themon bread crumbs.

Let me know if you need a recipe.
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Thanks for your generous offer, but somehow think I'll pass!! LOL Too
many 'off' jokes over the years come readily to mind!! LOL



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You know I've never eaten snails! Never had the opportunity,



I am told that youjust collect them upand put them i a bucket with a
screen top. Feed themon bread crumbs.

Let me know if you need a recipe.

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HC wrote:
Thanks for your generous offer, but somehow think I'll pass!! LOL Too
many 'off' jokes over the years come readily to mind!! LOL


Blow, now I'm going to have to find someone else to test them out. I
know my italian neighbour does it, but his tastes are rather low. I was
lloking for someon else to go first {:-).


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