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Snail update August 31, 2012

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Here’s a picture of the first baby snails.  More to follow on their page.   baby snails

 
newly hatched snails

 

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Helix aspersa maxima March 30, 2012

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I’ve set up the Snailmail page, to follow the latest additions to the family.  They’re more active in the evenings, so its fascinating, going back to & from the kitchen, to see how far they’ve moved.  They still need to be a bit bigger before I can tell them apart by their shell patterns, but I will need 6 unisex names – they’re hermaphrodite.

I got them from H & RH Escargots in Kent.  Really pleased with the snail kit, but not so with their snail rearing guide.  So I’ll be doing some more research  of my own on this.  Any knowledgeable comments will be most welcome.

Edible Garden Show March 19, 2012

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I went to the Edible Garden Show this weekend.   Thoroughly enjoyed.  Especially picked up some useful suggestions  from James Wong for exotic crops which grow easily in the UK & cost so much more to buy in the shops.

I’ll be searching for suppliers as soon as I can, but I’m already off to a good start, thanks to Sarah:  my Mother’s Day gift from Wiggly Wigglers  – a truffle tree .  Also treated myself to a kit for growing pearl mushrooms.  If this succeeds, you can look forward to much more on them.

My real prize, though, was a kit to breed edible snails.  I’ll be setting up a new page to record their progress as soon as I can.  Currently there are six baby snails.  I think I could fit all six together on my thumbnail.  In six months, they should be up to breeding – or eating – stage.

baby edible snails

baby edible snails