Try this salty solution to keep the pests away
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.