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santa



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 05 11:49 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Generally, unless you want rid of a species you should leave it alone unless it's abundant.

Ordinary garden snails are good eating, so I'd stick with those if I were you. They are in my opinion as good as 'edible' snails.


I have tons of garden snails in my garden and seeing this topic reminded me of enjoying eating them in France.

How do you go about eating them? I remember hearing something about making sure you feed them of greens you know are ok for a while? Then do you just boil them or what?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 05 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have a look at this thread as some of us have just tried:

http://forum.downsizer.net/about3621.html

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 06 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

While waiting in traffic this morning I noticed something strange on a grass verge. There were several snails but they looked rather large and then it occurred to me they were Roman snails. I've only seen one or two live ones and many old empty shells, and here were half a dozen fully active ones by the road side. Perhaps they are more common than people realise?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 06 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They won't be for long, if they were near a busy road ...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 06 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They seemed to be far enough away from the road but I think the local council had mowed the verge. Seems strange that you are not allowed to collect them for the pot but you can mow them over or use slug pellets against them. I wonder if they would like to eat wild garlic, ready stuffed snails....

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