Check out my pea seedling, how intact and un-nibbled it is.
My mysterious object, as correctly guessed by Madmurdock and Montyknits, is a gastropod guard. It seems to be working.
I'd heard that slugs and snails don't like slithering over hair. I tried using hair clippings a few years ago as a barrier. It worked for a few days, til I found chewed, leafless stems and on further inspection a guilty slug covered in ginger hair. Hopefully the fleecy barrier will stay in place and mean I get a good late crop of peas.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who took part.
Two little birdies
2 weeks ago