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Growing Zucchini, also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash

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24 Sep 17 Sarah (Australia - temperate climate)
I have just planted zucchini and cucumber I'm in Perth and the snails are eating the seedlings before they are even given a chance to start growing I have beer traps and have put egg shells around the seedlings it hasn't stopped them does anyone have any other ideas?
22 Oct 17 Jason (Australia - temperate climate)
I'm also in Perth, and I've found that used coffee grounds work well to kill snails. Caffine is toxic to snails and slugs but worms seem to love it and it won't harm pets (they don't want to eat used grinds)
25 Sep 17 Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
Try plastic milk bottles cut in half over the seedlings overnight. Also large pieces of orange peel, large enough for the snails to hide under, can help catch them.
24 Sep 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try starting them in a controlled area. In seed raising punnets - or any container -like an old used butter container, small pots etc. Use some light soil or potting mix. Put the containers in a box or tub and cover if you have to. Grow them for a few weeks like this and then plant out. Look up how control snails on the web. See if you can get some bird netting or something similar.
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