snailThis week we learned about snail.

This slimy slow paced animal is very harmful to plants.

My mother complained she cannot grow any vegetable because of snails.

And she mentioned that somehow they do  not harm certain plants like basil, and in fact basil was the only plant that was growing in abundance in the garden.

My son learned about snails as he saw them in the garden soil when he was digging up to plant some saplings of basil.

He saw me sprinkling salt over the soil and asked if salt would kill snails and when I said yes he protested strongly.