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Aww man! Seedlings...

Somethings been at my seedlings! i put them in the garden wednesday for a drink a spot of sunbathing, and then popped them into my plastic greenhouse. I've just checked them & something's eaten all the leaves on them! I've just got stalks left...

Its munched half my zinnias & had a good go at four tomato seedlings and my petunias... The next cells along are fine! 

Is there any hope for the leafless ones or should I jettison them?



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,431

    If they've eaten below the seed leaves, then there's no chance.image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Something was starting on some seedlings in the conservatory, I poked around and found a small snail clinging to the side of a pot... bas...rd, he became a flying the field next doorimage

    Snail hurling is quite a sport in these here partsimage

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    ph2image love wonderful cleaning lady in London used to bag up her snails and take them to the BBC park (that's probably why they moved their operations to Salford) I believe that snails will return from a fair old distance...I'm hoping that the hurling well...kind of...KILLS THEM!image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I suppose snails that have been hurled over the fence might be being hurled back to you.

    I have a vision of snails whizzing through the air back and forth over fences in the British Isles.image

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I need a like button for Forester2's Post image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    They tend not to return after being clobbered with a spade image

  • lol this thread did make me giggle!

  • Bex2012Bex2012 Posts: 45

    Oh I'm glad it's not just me that lobs snails! Mine go over the fence into next doors (it's a weed infested hovel btw!). My attitude is munch on her weeds not my expensive plants.

  • Bex2012Bex2012 Posts: 45

    Actually I did find a couple of bigger snails last week having a go at a geranium I also had in there (on the third shelf!). They duly got lobbed but I suppose they could have left me a gift of babies!

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    All this chucking snails about is all very well (and i've done my fair share) but see  this   and    this.   Unsurprisingly, there's a misprint; the maximum homing distance is given aas 10m; should be 100m!!

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