• How many miles does a garden snail do in its lifetime?

    Best answer: None in hot and dry weather, as that's when it has to retreat inside its shell just to last out and stay alive. Also not very many if it is on the garden path and someone steps on it. Large snails seem to have to find a safe hiding place, such as on the cool side of a large rock to return to regularly. ... show more
    Best answer: None in hot and dry weather, as that's when it has to retreat inside its shell just to last out and stay alive. Also not very many if it is on the garden path and someone steps on it. Large snails seem to have to find a safe hiding place, such as on the cool side of a large rock to return to regularly. However, slugs seems to do far more distance travelling than snails, particularly soon after rain, when the garden and plants are wet.
    Both slugs and snails will seek out soft, decaying organic matter to feed on, but that means any soft-fleshed plants such as we grow for food - lettuces, cabbages, spring onions, etc - are vulnerable, and also, they seem to smell out and hunt down any plant that is ailing - wilted then watered, maybe - so any plant you have recently planted is vulnerable. Due to the distance these molluscs can travel, it is no use putting down a few poisonous slug pellets in your garden if your neighbours' gardens provide a haven for them and rain just melts them, adding poisons to the soil. So a gardener needs a way to shorten the lifespan of the largest slugs and snails that have the biggest appetite and are ready to breed...

    Solution:
    Half fill a 2 liter container with water and add two capfuls of methylated spirits and put a lid on it. Then go out at night, when it has been wet, with a torch and collect the blighters and drop them in the methylated spirits water. After a couple of months it will stink something terrible of dead slugs and snails decaying, but emptying it in a hole in the garden will add nitrates to the soil.

    So the garden snail will do less and less miles in its lifetime and will do less damage.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • What's this flower?

    What's this flower?

    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • What do you call a plant that grows on its own?

    Best answer: They call it a volunteer plant. I often have volunteer tomato plants and watermelon and muskmelon plants the next year in my garden.
    Best answer: They call it a volunteer plant. I often have volunteer tomato plants and watermelon and muskmelon plants the next year in my garden.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Garden gnomes are time-travelling small people from the future?

    Best answer: I can't imagine any other explanation.
    Best answer: I can't imagine any other explanation.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can someone please help me identify this plant?!? Poison ivy?

    My friends have gotten poison ivy like rashes from what they believe is this plant. Can someone help me identify what it is?
    My friends have gotten poison ivy like rashes from what they believe is this plant. Can someone help me identify what it is?
    4 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Why won't my pumpkins grow?

    My family has been planting pumpkins for the past few years and we have lived in the same location and planted them in different spots in the garden like in the shade or more in the sun or both. Each year they will grow a fruit plant and than die. We water them and when it rains we don't. I live in the Mchenry... show more
    My family has been planting pumpkins for the past few years and we have lived in the same location and planted them in different spots in the garden like in the shade or more in the sun or both. Each year they will grow a fruit plant and than die. We water them and when it rains we don't. I live in the Mchenry County in Illinois and live near Waucanda and was wondering why dont they grow to a full pumpkin. We usually dont get are first frost until end of September or Early october or later. And the tempature usually stay mild during fall and can drop usually. Usually pumpkins grow by then, but we never get luck, Is it my area or do i plant it weird.
    4 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Does second hand weed smoke help grow tomatoes?

    i moved my tomato plant indoors to the front room, which happens to be where my brother smokes weed, but the plant seems to be growing really fast since being moved. could it have anything to do with the smoke?
    i moved my tomato plant indoors to the front room, which happens to be where my brother smokes weed, but the plant seems to be growing really fast since being moved. could it have anything to do with the smoke?
    4 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Can a small plant be saved after not having water for 7 days?

    I have been really busy lately and forgot to water my small plant for a week. Can it still be ok if I continue giving it water or not?
    I have been really busy lately and forgot to water my small plant for a week. Can it still be ok if I continue giving it water or not?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How did I get a white melon when I planted orange cantaloupe?

    I planted a package of seeds with a orange cantaloupe on the front. The melons do not look like cantaloupe but more like what I ve looked up as Casaba melons. Is there a problem with my melon, was the package wrong, why is it so big?
    I planted a package of seeds with a orange cantaloupe on the front. The melons do not look like cantaloupe but more like what I ve looked up as Casaba melons. Is there a problem with my melon, was the package wrong, why is it so big?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Flower Honey?

    i'm really curious that can honey be made from any kind of flower or just some specific?what i mean is is there like Tulip,rose and sunflower honey?or just wildflowers?
    i'm really curious that can honey be made from any kind of flower or just some specific?what i mean is is there like Tulip,rose and sunflower honey?or just wildflowers?
    10 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why is my sister angry about this?

    Just a few minutes ago, my sister got angry that my mom is cutting the front yard, while I have to cut the back uard, which is much more tiresome and stressful to cut due to huge limbs from trees, all sorts of things like mushrooms and spider webs growing, and the fact that it's bigger than almost any back yard... show more
    Just a few minutes ago, my sister got angry that my mom is cutting the front yard, while I have to cut the back uard, which is much more tiresome and stressful to cut due to huge limbs from trees, all sorts of things like mushrooms and spider webs growing, and the fact that it's bigger than almost any back yard I have seen in my entire life. This is the largest house we've lived in. I'm always supposed to cut the back while she is supposed to cut the front. Lately, I am the only one that has cut any type of grass, mostly the front as of late, but she wants to say that "It's a man's job" because our mother is cutting the grass when she hasn't done anything to help with yard work whatsoever. What do you think?
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Some animal keeps coming in my garden and destroying my tomato s and cucumber, Leaving everything else untouched?

    I am unsure which animal is coming in my garden, coming from over my plastic fence and eating my tomato, and cucumber leaves. I know dears are not into tomato s because there are poisons to them, so how can come from over the fence ( NOT UNDER ) and keeps eating 1/4 a tomato every time they visit, dropping a few... show more
    I am unsure which animal is coming in my garden, coming from over my plastic fence and eating my tomato, and cucumber leaves. I know dears are not into tomato s because there are poisons to them, so how can come from over the fence ( NOT UNDER ) and keeps eating 1/4 a tomato every time they visit, dropping a few on the ground, then eating the cucumber leaves every week or so, the cucumbers grow for a week then this animal comes and eats the new leaves. Today I found all the cucmber plants on the ground paperless and disconnected, so they all died. And one of the best tomato on my plant was 1/4 eaten and left behind. I want to fix this situation, I tried chilly powder, garlic spray, fixing and tying the fence better, but they over come all that. I also installed a camera, but I only open it when I am outside the house, I see nothing happening, so what can I do ? PLEASE HELP !
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is it OK to water a plant with cold coffee?

    Since they tell you to put coffee grinds in the compost anyway......
    Since they tell you to put coffee grinds in the compost anyway......
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • CAN I SPRAY ROUND UP AROUND A POND?

    7 answers · 1 week ago