Cayenne Pepper And Snails - Knowledgebase Question

Danville, CA
Question by jencross
March 12, 2000
Is it true that cayenne pepper keeps the snails away from flowers and plants?


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Answer from NGA
March 12, 2000

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Cayenne pepper sprinkled around plants is reported to irritate both snails and slugs when they slide over it. You can try it and see how it works in your garden.

Other irritants include crushed eggshells and diatomaceous earth sprinkled around vulnerable plants.

Hope you win the battle over the snails!

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