Snail trail

Try this salty so­lu­tion to keep the pests away

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - October Contents -

n o need to put up with these hun­gry beasts munch­ing their way through your gar­den. This sim­ple trap is just what you need. SET A SNAIL TRAP Gather your sup­plies • 90mm dia. PVC pipe (25cm) • Gal­vanised tie wire • Let­tuce leaves • Table salt You’ll also need

Hand or power saw; wire cut­ters FOR YOU TO NOTE • When us­ing power tools, wear all safety gear re­quired and re­fer to prod­uct in­struc­tions. • Place traps at edges of beds, where snails en­ter. Here’s how

STEP 1 Us­ing a saw, cut a 25cm length of pipe. Po­si­tion trap.

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.

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.

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