Growing tomatoes this summer? Try this to keep snails away!

פורסם בתאריך 25 יול 2018
In this quick video I'll be showing you how to keep snails from eating your tomato plants! Find the copper tape used in the video here: amzn.to/2KbUIlR
No snails were harmed while making this video, as I like snails. This method is way more humane than using poisons or traps, as they don't get harmed in the slightest. Enjoy the video everyone!

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  • Find the copper tape used in the video here: amzn.to/2JXYRDX No snails were harmed while making this video, as I like snails. This method is way more humane than using poisons or traps, as they don't get harmed in the slightest. Enjoy the video everyone!

    • Was assuming it was painless seeing as a battery doesn’t emit enough energy to harm anything

    • @Thien Nguyen Nah they can eat grass.

    • I love snails too. 🐌🍴😋

    • @Jeff Jennings no the current only flows when the circuit is completed when the snail touches both tapes

  • Just imagine what would happen to the snails if Electroboom decides to plant tomatoes this summer.

    • How to make roasted snails.

    • R. I. P snails

    • He would use full bridge rectifier🙂

    • @John Ettipio lmao 😂🤣

  • The following season snails learned how to unplug the battery

  • In light of recent events concerning immortal snails chasing me for eternity, this could be useful!

  • Real fact : Those Snails are not there for the tomatoes, they are coming for the electric shock therapy to shake off the cold ! 😂😂

    • I was wondering if a lower voltage could work, like a small solar panel used for some LED lights, but was concerned the snails might develop a fetish for it.

    • Masochist snails

    • So you're telling me that they get turn on by it? Well

    • nope!

  • Everything was fine... until the snails broke through our Defenses, they took our power plants, they took our tomatoes

    • Apply defence in depth principle.

    • @hihtitmamnan atla

    • I see what you did there... 😏😜

    • sounds familiar, reference to what?

    • Plants vs Snails!!

  • some of them seem a little... shell shocked.

  • Snails: somehow manage to pass through it Me: "peace was never an option..." *Puts 4 12v car batteries in series

    • @adi zivojevic you mean DC

    • @I know Da Wae from what i've seen in Germany you can do connections to get 400v

    • Smh that’ll barely keep the giga snails away, gotta plug it into the mains for that

    • @czoknorris just use a fuse. Problem solved.

    • @LinkDorf3 EU 3P is 400v, low 1P voltage is 230v => sqrt(3) * 230v = almost 399v. 1P used to be 220v which indeed meant 380v in 3P installations. Specifically EU voltage has a range of 220v~240v but most of the EU is on 230v nowadays and the rest are split between 220v and 240v. Snails aint going to survive it anyway, I doubt they would survive even 120v from USA or even a goddamn telephone line.

  • never realized how fun it would be to watch snails in fast motion!

  • I transplanted some clover around and near my garden, I got the advice and clover from my master gardener neighbor. Snails are hardly a problem because clover is quite tasty and more accessible than tall tomato plants and it grows like grass.

  • I love how the solution for the unpotted plant was to just build a pot.

    • @Skitations What are you talking about? Are you familiar with electroboom?

    • @Chris K so you don’t get the joke

    • @tenerife sea They're more partial to a vinaigrette ;-0

    • Reading your chat thread made my day

    • A fence

  • I really had no idea snails liked tomatoes this much lol. We grew them growing up but I don’t remember having to deal with them getting eaten by snails

  • The videos really have gotten better by a lot in the past 3 years! They were already good here but now they’re really good! Congrats!

  • This is awesome, just shared it with my father who does quite a bit of gardening.

  • Wow, I can not belive how greatly this contrapsion works. Love your videos, keep it up :)

  • You can use carbonized rice hull too, just spread it on the soil and the snails can't cross because of the silica that will burn their skin

  • As someone who grew up in the countryside: keeping snails away from a small garden is to just line it with a layer of table-salt. NaCl reacts quite violently with the mucus covering snails, and you won't try to climb a fence, that gives you chemical burns.

    • @keppy Yeah, electrocuting them is much less harmful. /sarcasm

    • Doesn't sound very harm free

  • I just discovered your channel and I am surprised you do things for the garden !! I have planted 30 tomatoes some weeks ago, while I do not think I will do this for all, it might be fun to try it for a few plants. Thanks a lot !!

  • Excellent idea, as always. I would put the battery outside the cap, in case of rain not to get shorted.

  • That sped up video with the snails is great. They look so happy ready to go and eat, like children running after free ice cream.

  • Awesome trick, thanks for the tip, can't wait to try it!

  • Spray salty water everywhere you want to protect from snails. I always use this method, it's very effective, this is a great and cheap idea.

  • Smart, never taught about it. I wonder if the snails would figure out to disconnect the battery.

  • Im growing snails this summer, need to keep the tomatoes away

  • Great thinking! A tip: since there is only copper right now there is quite high amount of current going through, this will drain the battery. Put a series resistance in the "circuit" to limit the current, just play with different values untill you see something that works.

    • There's only going to be current when there's a snail to complete the circuit. The rest of the time, the air gap should have sufficient resistance, I'd think.

  • No plans to grow any tomatoes but since I decided to watch this video anyway, out of curiosity, how long would the battery last while doing this? I don't remember it being mentioned.

  • I used to grow tomatoes in Illinois in my garden. Never had an issue with bugs. Moved to Georgia, slugs/snails eating them like crazy! Then the knats get in once the tomato gets an open wound. I’ll try ANYTHING that doesn’t hurt anything or anyone

  • Probably one of the best videos on this subject. Thank you

  • Now snails will have stories about devils garden, with best tomatoes in the whole world. And myths about snails who never came back

    • Turbo. And Chet... lol

    • 😂😂😂😂 they will have the like of adam and eve

    • @Catalyst - D B i seriously wanna see a vid of that hahahahahah

  • Great video. Snails and slugs don’t copper on its own and will get repelled on touching it, but it needed to be a good quality and large enough to get a good reaction. I think that the copper tape that was used here might have been a lower quality tape to get a reaction to the first part of the circuit and therefore needed electrical part of the assembly to make the circuit. I think this is why this is not commercially available. However if you live in an area with higher level of acid rain and you are worried about sulphuric acid forming from the copper then I can see then benefits of this electric fence. I’m definitely going to give this ago.

  • I bet now that I watched this, youtube will recommend me snail and tomato growing videos for the next month. Seriously... Watched one video about a bonsai tree last week and my youtube recommendations have been everything about the history of bonsai trees for a week now.

    • Or delete the video that caused the issue from the watched list

    • Disable your previously watched History.

  • One problem: Rain/ watering the tomatoes. Otherwise a nice solution.

  • In my country we use a different method, we put a jar with beer and a lead over it but leaving the jar open so the slugs will go to the beer instead of the plant falling inside and drowning in the beer. Unless is a Irish slug which would probably just drink the whole beer lol

  • Awesome! LOL! Great video...worth the time and effort to safely 'motivate' our little slimy friends to look for food elsewhere without harming them...:)

  • Oh thanks for this , i really wanted to grow only two tomato plants. Thanks for help man.

  • Clever stuff. Looks like you've got a fair amount of snails in your garden too. Ever harvest them?

  • Could you repurpose the solar unit from some garden lights, instead of the battery?

  • I’m just imagining what would happen if snails develop resistance to electricity? 🤔

  • I love growing tomatoes. I love escargot. Now I can have both! Thanks bud! There is enough snails on the screen for lunch and dinner!! Sounds weird, but your lucky to have so many fat snails on your porch. Their best friend is garlic, parsley and butter🤟😎👍

  • You know that you DON'T need the battery in the plant pot. Another trick is to have a pot what has a rough exterior, they hate hard rough surfaces.

  • 4:10 u can make the hole a lot bigger, this way the plant can grow normally

  • I did this a few years ago (without seeing this video) can confirm : works awesome! Great video!!!

  • My favorite DIY, the snail resistor circuit! Ty!

  • nice idea. I try to do like this in my backyard plants... thanks for sharing

  • Haha awesome. 👏🏻 so much for the “factory” copper tape that suppose to emit a small static electrical charge when a slug or snail attempts to cross it. UPGRADE to LEVEL 💯

  • Video :No animals were harmed in the making of this video . Snails : Am I a joke to you ?

    • @JOAQUIN ARCHIVALDO. Probably something, seeing as most creatures do. Google "the usefulness of snails".

    • @Reminize You can safely touch a 9 V battery it because the current ( is low and you would just barely feel a slight sting. To a snail it would be a bit more painful, but they seem to be alright and the current is allowed to flow through thick "wires". The voltage isn't increased with small transformer like in a bug zapper (which typically have a working voltage of about 1200 V)

    • Know what fuck snails tf they do for us

    • @Benjamin that's a joke, right?

  • @4:28 The current traveled through both snails so both of them felt the effects. Awesome!

  • You should connect the copper tape and the both wires to the tape so the current is stronger also it would work effectively

  • Love this DIY Hack!

  • that's brilliant !!! 9V is enough whohoo !! I was thinking of building a miniature electric fence system just like that for that same purpose, but i had in mind a discharge circuit with >1000V like the ones for kettle. But now i know 9V is enough that changes everything !!

  • Very cool. My garden is going to end up looking like a mission impossible obstacle course. 👍

  • Sadly, snails only come out when it's wet. These things will always short.

  • One problem as the stem of the tomato plant grows the lid will cut into the stem you need to make the hole bigger to allow for growth or the lid will do just what the snail would of done in the beginning kill the plant.

  • I love your narrated videos but I can see why this format gets lots of views. How many LED strips and aluminum sheets did this video fund, Matt?

  • isn't it already impossible for snails to climb up the pot? The brim on it is curved, and large enough, they wouldn't get enough grip.

  • You do realise you're setting an evolutionary process in motion to evolve electricity resistant super snails, do you? :-)

    • Then we just fry them with Car battery lolz

    • Pure fantasy. I could, though, see them make a hill out of themselves to climb up out of range of the copper, possibly. That might be within the range of their mental abilities.

    • Just use 220v ac

    • @Angel F man you gave me chills down the spine 🕷️🔥😨

    • you know what they say... THE MORE ELECTRICITY, THE BETTER

  • I was watching the timelapse for the container thinking, "wow that is a lot of snails. It's the snail apocalypse."

    • I was thinking the same thing. Crazy how fast the snails move in the timelapse. They evolved to fast ones.

  • Great tutorial. I hooked mine up to mains voltage to avoid charge anxiety on the 9v

  • that method requires all plants have to be planted indoors or at least with roofs. otherwise would be trouble if rains touch it.

  • I wonder if I could do something like that all over the wall of my house ?? Sometimes cockroaches appear around the house fence, maybe that moves them away Course using a source of a high voltage racket

  • Wow,Brilliant idea,Thanks for sharing,I will try this in my garden😍👍

  • This man just made harvesting snails much easier....

  • An electric fence for the snails! Nifty! I do worry about the costs of the batteries for this one, though. Might be cheaper to use a power-brick from something that's died and run some wires out a window into the garden instead. My regular garden doesn't have to worry about being eaten by snails. They don't like Australian native plants. Too tough, I think.

  • Licking a 9v battery is bad enough, I cant imagine sticking one on my eye 😂

    • i was thinking the same thing... he should be using cumbled egg shells. snails wont go near crumbled up egg shells.. egg shells also break down in to plant nutrients so 2 for 1.

    • Improve your screen time... You can....

    • @Khairul Azhar *yes*

    • Is this a dare?

    • ah, I'm not the only one

  • The video doesn't feel so awesome without your awesome commentary! But nonetheless it's very good!

  • Will try this on Papaya stalks! Field rats climb up 3m to nibble the rip paps before before one even knows their ripe! Psttt...named the little narrowboat I just built here in SW FL, USA...ESCARGOT. That named design is floating all over Europe, & aptly named :-) I'd LOVE to see your inventiveness on a solar-powered narrowboat. Like... on my next build!!

  • Video suggestion: How to scale this idea for bigger farms.

    • 4 big tesla coils and a motion activated power switch

    • @James Sherwood lmfaaaaoooo

    • @Sentient You could hire little snails to patrol the electric fence that will warn off the other snails. Just an idea, dont shoot me

    • Just but tow big circles of copper around the field

    • It's called an electric fence

  • This is very eco and animal friendly!

  • I helped my grandpa set up a similar system to prevent raccoons from getting into a bird feeder.

  • Great idea, but the last iteration will probably get full of water with the first rain, probably damaging the battery. I'd just switch it upside-down and have the battery protected within the cover while the copper wire runs externally as you did. Will also look better 😀🤙

  • You can use the same method for unpotted plants just make a wall using half a bucket or something

  • Your video was one of the best I've seen on ILaward !! it's fantastic!! Congratulations!!! I think you could have used even the high voltage of a racket, would have fried them kkkkk I laughed too much !! you are a genius! Greetings from Brazil!

  • Just don't let the leaves or plants get too low otherwise the snails can bridge the defences by climbing up them instead.

  • "Perfetto", if IT and yes, "perfecto", if SE ;) Thanks for the tip (or how they call nowadays - lifehack :D ) How about if it rains? I believe it could drain the batteries fast

  • Tomato: It's over snail, I have the high ground snail: you underestimate my power Tomato: Don't try it.

    • It's over snail, I have the High Voltage *

    • *snail gets his leg rip off*

    • 269 likes?

    • Nani

    • I want to like this bt this has a good number of likes especially for star wars fans

  • Can tinfoils work instead of buying copper tape? I can add tape on my tinfoil so it can stick

  • The outdoor "fix" at the end won't work once it rains or a sprinkler floods the battery.

  • Wow. I just realized that snails are terrifying if they move fast.

  • Please reduce the risk for them. If continuously gets shock to them, their nervous system gets weak and may die.

  • 1 week later: snails coming from above Mission Impossible style