Try Epsom salts to rid your garden of snails!

Treat your compost to some lemon perfume!

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To keep your compost heap fresh and smelling good, add lemon peel and basil to it. They are smells that keep insects away. A fresh cut lemon also keeps my cats away from places where I don’t want them to nap – above the television switches especially and the kitchen cabinets!

 

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Make a hole in the centre of your compost heap and bury your kitchen waste in the middle of it to hinder pests and flies.

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Try Epsom salts to get rid of snails! They are very bitter and they repel slugs and snails. Dissolve 3 tablespoons Epsom salts in one quart boiling water. Let cool, then add 3 more quarts water. Pour the solution on slug-infested areas; spray the solution on slug-infested plants. The Epsom salts are safe for plants and in fact are good for tomatoes says Ellen Sandbeck in her book Slug Bread & Beheaded Thistles. Amusing and useful techniques for nontoxic

Housekeeping and Gardening.

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