I have two nice urns next to the front porch that I have planted with seasonal annuals.
The light green sweet potato vine is doing great, but the coleus and geranium have been . . . well. . .
I decided to do something about it. I discovered that some of the plants had been eaten down to a nub. Some were gone altogether. What was needed was a slug deterrent that was organic and cheap.
Enter - crushed egg shells.
The snails won't cross over the crushed egg shells because they will cut their skin? exoskeletons? exterior epidermis? Whatever the outside of a snail is called.
I'm hoping the greenery will soon grow enough to cover up the soil and egg shells. Until then, when people ask, I'll just tell them I like to sprinkle confetti around my plants. Kinda patriotic, don't you think?
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