Garlic spray gets rid of snails

by Mike
(Stockton, CA.)

Garlic spray gets rid of snails at my place.


I made up some garlic juice spray (1gl water, 6 tsp. garlic juice) in my sprayer.

I have noticed an immediate drop in the population. They might have went back to the neighbors.

(1 gallon = 3.8 litres)

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Jun 30, 2011
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Garlic Juice?
by: Nancy

When you say garlic juice... is that something you make or buy? If you make it, how do you go about that? We have slugs, of which the chickens get, but then then chickens destroy my plants, so I am looking for another alternative. Suspect what works for snails might work for slugs.

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No garlic nor potatoes
by: Anonymous

Interesting, I will try it. I did for the snails try beer,ashes.salt and nothing worked. However I spend my whole harvest of garlic, (+/- 50 heads) and could not eliminate an insect that finished my potato harvest. So I ended neither with garlic nor potatoes.

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Snails love Artichokes

by Rachel
(Spain)

Photo of Artichokes

Photo of Artichokes

Snails absolutely adore Artichokes


Plant one or two artichoke plants. You then see the snails and slugs all migrate towards them.

You can pick them up from under the leaves one-by-one.

In Spain I give them my neighbours - they're delighted.

Rachel

Andalucia For Holidays

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Wet cardboard can trap snails

by Helen
(US)

Hi there,
Love your page on all these great and safe ways to get rid of the snails. My sister uses this method and is very happy with it.

She gets some old cardboard and gives it a good soak in water then lays it out near the area she wants to protect from the snails. They go there in the daytime to get away from the sun and heat and maybe for a sleep - who knows.

I was there one day when she lifted the cardboard and I could not believe how many snails were underneath. She loves this method as they have chickens and she gives them the snails - they seem to love it.

Hope this helps as it certainly works for my sister.

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Another use for old paper
by: Robyn

Hi there,
Thanks so much for this suggestion on how to eradicate the snail and slug problem for us gardeners in a natural and safe way.

I am constantly amazed at just how many different ways there are to stop them from eating our plants. Seems they must be a worry all around the world and have been for a very very long time.

No longer though - not with all these fantastic snail and slug solutions.

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Turtles love snails

by Cassandra Truax
(Arizona, USA)

Tortoise on the hunt for snails to eat

Tortoise on the hunt for snails to eat

I worked for a couple who had a horrendous snail outbreak.

The wife went to the pet store, and purchased 5 tortoises. In 2 weeks, snail problem solved.

These tortoises still happily live in the garden, keeping snails under control.

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Pepsi 101 for snails

by kay
(tracy,ca,usa)

My story is pretty funny.

I planted cantaloupe peppers onions and tomatoes.

When I was gardening I was drinking a Pepsi. I knocked it over with my elbow on accident. I didn't notice and went inside for bed.

The next day when I came out to water many snails were dead inside the dried, spilt Pepsi can.

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