Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Good Advice from Down Under

When I kvetched about my snail problems in a previous post, I got some great advice regarding organic solutions to my dilemma in the zingers that farflung bloggers left for me.

Diatomaceous earth, sawdust and beer were all suggested but the idea that seemed to me the most doable came from the Land Down Under.

Dancingmorganmouse from Oz (Aus) suggested that I try coffee grounds so on one of my morning walks, I stopped in at Starbucks to inquire about their used grounds. Turns out they give them away, neatly packaged in recycled coffee bags, free to people like me! I piled some around each plant on top of the bat poop. Miraculous to imagine that my little plants will take those lowly ingredients to make lovely veggies for us and that, via the almost equally amazing internet, I can get gardening solutions from halfway around the world. Shazam!

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Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Wait. So snails (and I presume, slugs) won't crawl over the coffee grounds?
Totally awesome.
Because, *believe it or not!* there is a Starbucks near my house. Who'da thunk?
I'm going out to find this "Starbucks" place.
Very good.
Thanks, Zoomie. And Morgan.
(I just wonder. Is it still organic gardening if we do this? Probby not.)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008  
Blogger namastenancy said...

This is amazing! Who would have thunk it?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008  
Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

I, too, was glad that the internet didn't turn out to be all porn and conspiracy theories ;)

Thursday, May 29, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, just returned from 10 days away and the lettuce, which the snails loved the best, is still there and has grown enormously! This stuff really works!

Nancy, yes, incredible! The zukes and lettuce now have a chance to live!

Morgan, ain't it grand? Truly a global community - maybe this really is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008  

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