Trowel & Error

Trowel & Error

Over 700 Shortcuts, Tips & Remedies for the Gardener

Book - 2003
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Ever since she was old enough to help her grandmother in the garden, Sharon Lovejoy has spent her life working with plants--and along the way, through "trowel and error," she's accumulated hundreds and hundreds of remedies, tips, short-cuts, and cure-alls. Now Ms. Lovejoy--author of Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots and the award-winning Sunflower Houses--does for the garden what Heloise or the Queen of Clean does for the household. Trowel and Error collects all of her homespun garden advice into an inviting, environmentally friendly, whimsically illustrated yet dead-on helpful book that will benefit every gardener, beginner or experienced.

Cure plant viruses with spoiled milk. Steep a natural and effective insecticide out of fresh basil. Place flat stones under squash or melons to hasten ripening. Recycle an old apple corer as the perfect dibber for muscari and other small bulbs. Start rosemary cuttings in a green glass bottle. Sprinkle baby powder over seedlings to discourage rabbits. Crush a garlic clove and apply it to your skin as an insect repellent. From urging the reader to take an occasional shower with the houseplants to giving all-natural gardenside first aid, Trowel and Error is a direct line to the kind of practical wisdom that comes only after a lifetime of experience. The book is indexed by problem, plant, pest, and solution, and includes a list of tools and common household items--borax, cornmeal, vinegar--that completes the gardener's arsenal.


Baker & Taylor
Gathers more than seven hundred environmentally-friendly tips for gardeners, including how to use citrus fruit rinds as seedling pots, cure plant viruses with milk, and recycle a wheelbarrow into a movable flower bed.

Baker
& Taylor

Presenting more than seven hundred shortcuts, tips, and remedies for the gardener, a collection of gardening wisdom shares homespun gardening advice in a helpful guide that uses an environmentally friendly approach to pest control, soil amendments, cultivation techniques, plant care, and more, accompanied by a list of essential tools and common household products for every gardener. Original.

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., 2003
ISBN: 9780761126324
0761126325
Branch Call Number: 635 Lovejoy 2003
Characteristics: xv, 206 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm

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