24 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Five Vegetable Crops That Slugs And Snails Ignore

Last year marked the start of my journey into growing my own food at home. Sadly, here in the UK, it also marked the wettest year on record – something which exploded the local populations of snails and slugs rendering entire crops ruined in a matter of days. My spinach was decimated. My lettuces vanished. […]

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23 July 2011 ~ 5 Comments

How To Attract Hedgehogs Into Your Garden

photo credit: Sids1 Hedgehogs are becoming increasingly rare due to a wide variety of environmental problems not least lack of suitable habitat and deaths caused by domestic pets like cats and dogs as well as collisions with cars. If that weren’t sad enough in itself these beautiful, harmess creatures also offer significant benefits to the […]

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05 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

How To Control Snails Without Chemicals

photo credit: Per Ola Wiberg ~ Powi To many gardeners, snails are a perennial problem. All your vegetables are growing away nicely when suddenly you visit your plot only to find that an influx of slugs and snails has laid waste to much of your hard work (and future crop). The knee-jerk reaction may be […]

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