Trap those pesky snails
To protect your crop, try making this trap out of PVC. Entice the snails with lettuce then blitz them with salt.
Gather your supplies 90mm-dia. PVC pipe Galvanised tie wire Lettuce leaves Table salt
You’ll also need Hand or power saw; wire cutters
Here’s how STEP 1 Using a saw, cut a 25cm length of pipe. Position in garden.
STEP 2 Use wire cutters to cut a 50cm length of wire. U-bend the middle of wire and place over pipe, pushing wire ends into soil. Place traps at edges of beds wherever snails enter.
STEP 3 Put 3–5 lettuce leaves in pipe as bait.
STEP 4 Sprinkle 1–2 Tbsp salt on either side of leaves.
STEP 5 Check trap each day, removing dead snails, replacing wilted lettuce and topping up salt.