I have heard nothing but good things about the effectiveness of beer traps to control slugs and snails in the garden but what if, like me, you’re a teetotaller? Will yeast work as well as beer? Will plain water lure any snails or slugs and what about using stout? I’ve tested four different baits in four different traps and run this experiment three times in different parts of the garden to see what snails and slugs prefer to order at the bar.
Seeds that are directly sown into the garden need protection. I have had many new seedlings emerge in the garden only to have them accidentally dug out by foraging birds or purposefully eaten by hungry garden visitors. I invented my own method to protect my emerging seedlings. Small, simple to make, re-usable covers that pin into the soil with wire hooks.