I have too many seedlings that I have transplanted on the ground that need protection against caterpillars, snail, slugs and other pests. But I don’t have much time to check on them everyday to look between leaves for caterpillars or snail hideout. Last week we all when fishing near a fishing port, there were a lot of seashell on the beach. I look at the seashell and I got the idea that maybe I can use seashell as mulch (save money) and protect seedling from snail and slug. I think it will be difficult for the snail or slug to crawl on the seashell to get near the seedlings. In addition, the seashell smell strongly with salt, those pests will not want to come closer. I did not take that much seashell I just did some experiment on a few cucumber seedlings that I transplanted recently that some leaves have been chewed on.
Enjoy your weekend.