Fly net also protects young plants from snails
Many here will be the same: Despite collecting these voracious beasts I get every day "sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Often only the scaffolding - if any - is available and new shoots and buds have no chance.
Schneckenkorn beckons for the first time and is ne chemical club, salt deprives the plant water and is raining away, beer traps snails and so on and the few who graciously go over the Jordan in the alcohol shock ... no, do not worry Illusions ... afterwards it really starts, if not collected rigorously and for hours every day. I am not hard-core enough for the scissors cut.
When looking for advice in the net I read now also of snail fences, which can be placed after collecting about 15 cm deep in the ground and prevent their construction snails from getting to plants. A lot of work and not exactly cheap, so nothing.
My sweetheart, which I therefore every day complain about the ears and probably already mild to moderate (if not totally) annoyed about it, now had the brilliant idea: Build "simple" a kind of network around the plants, so as protection ... Ha !!! Net = flynets, of which I roughly estimated 30 meters before (also roughly estimated) 10 years times at the windows had ("had" here everything ..). Something like this is not disposed of with me - you never know ... and you can buy it too. :-)
Here is my tip or blueprint, of course, only suitable for young, growing plants: To these 3-4 sticks / bamboo sticks / straight branches or the like to ram into the ground, top together pointy and -binding, drape around net, above also bind together (do not lay double, because too close to air and rain), net down a few inches deep around the plant in the ground and press with pointed sticks - at me above turned metal-Schaschlikspieße - as with herring during tent construction in soil stuck. If it looks like a teepee, you understand me.
It's super-easy (even I did it), it takes a little time ... ok, but it's a cheap way to protect at least some of your favorite plants and turn your nose over the slime.
I've given a chance of survival to two Clematis minions rescued from tubs. If they form enough shoots, everything is removed again and of course continue to be examined for snails.
And do not forget: in front of the tent construction = Schneckenschau!
If some of my essay (horizon ... Tippseite!) Should not like, so maybe get the camping friends here a few suggestions. Slightly modified, of course ...