Update on that Excess Lettuce

Remember those lettuce seedlings my neighbour gave me? Well, two days after, twenty-odd had been reduced to four. Scattering eggshells around the seedlings seemed to encourage the snails – the eggshell protected ones were eaten first.

Luckily a week later, said neighbour gave me another twenty odd of cos lettuce. I scrounged all I could, and stuck milk bottles around each seedling 24-7. This seems to have helped *some*, but some containers are no barrier at all.

I have been doing snail patrols every night around the garden … But my dilemma is thus: the seedlings are outgrowing their boots. If I remove the containers so that they can reach their potential, the poor darlings will be decimated!


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