Friday, 04 May 12 Cloudy 22°C / 72°F
Three years ago I started cleaning up the yard of this house I’d moved into. In the process of clearing out the overgrown beds, I crushed up enough snails to fill a 60 liter drum about 1/3 full. All snails were collected over three days in my back and side gardens (about 276 square meters). That yard had a serious blue tongue shortage!
Not wanting to waste the results of that mass carnage, I added water, covered and left it to ferment for eventual distribution to gardens wanting a dose of calcium carbonate.
Six months after starting the brew I uncovered it and reeled back. That stuff made comfrey soup smell positively edible! I topped up the water, quickly recovered the drum and forgot about it until recently.
Now, the snail ‘soup’ has virtually no smell. I can’t figure this out.
Backyard South Fence garden