In case you wanted to know… the herb box is doing quite well. So well, in fact, that I spent a bit of time this weekend looking up intriguing mint recipes in order to hand the insanity that is the mint plant!
But if you look closely, you might see a small addition to the box. It’s a slight modification made to keep some not-so-welcome guests out of feasting on the goodness inside.
Yep… that’s shiny new copper all along the edges of the box! And do you know why it’s there? Because just 4 short days after planting all of my herbs, all of the plants were pretty much decimated thanks to a giant SNAIL PARTY!
And because I wanted a long-term solution instead of just sprinkling snail bait around the planter every other day, I googled around and found that copper was a natural repellant for these slimy guys.
Funny thing (well, not HAHA funny, but ironically funny) is that I found about 16 snail shells in my herb box the next week. Empty shells. Guess no one told these guys that copper was hazerdous to their health?
I’ve only found 1-2 shells a week no, and my herbs are growing out of control, so I guess I’m doing something right!
(p.s. can’t wait to share a deliciously refreshing mint drink recipe with you tomorrow! So simple and so yummy!)