New gardeners often ask 'what do snails eat'?
I am never really sure exactly which specific plants snails do eat, I just work on the premise they may eat any new plants and work from there.
I guess gardeners are keen to have early success and I can understand that.
Gardening is as much about the actual act of gardening as it is being able to eventually see the product of your labors.
It's important to make sure you can protect your new plants from predators. Here are a few ideas that may assist. My main success has come from using the bird netting as I describe below.
It's an ongoing battle as all gardeners well know.
I have found amazing success when dealing with garden pests by placing bird netting around the base of pots and young plants when the plants are young. It's certainly a great way to keep snails and slugs away.
Once the plants are older I really find they are not as interested.
I place the bird netting all around the base of the pots right up against the side of the pot. These areas can often remain moist for long periods of time and can also attract slugs.
I have never had a snail climb over the bird netting to get to the plant - not once - 100% success.
It can look a little untidy in the beginning but as the plant grows the leaves tend to cover the visible netting.