When it comes to the crunch, snails have a secret weapon

Jackie French
By Jackie French
December 4 2021 - 1:30pm
Bait stations, plant guards and the 'stomp' method are all effective. Picture: Shutterstock

Consider the snail. In fact, if snails are a problem in your garden, you need to consider the snail, unless you wish your lettuces and other soft new growth to vanish down their gullets. Because snails have a secret weapon - they somehow hypnotise us into forgetting about them.


Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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