The Truth About Garden Remedies

The Truth About Garden Remedies

What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

Book - 2008
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Can beer make plants grow? How about buttermilk? Or music—classical or rock? Are you sure about planting trees in deep holes? And how about chasing insects with hot sauce and stopping slugs with eggshells?

Whether in ancient books, on television, or in gardening publications, remedies for all your garden woes are here for the taking: the challenge is to know what will work and what won't.

Fearlessly conducting original experiments and harvesting wisdom from the scientific literature, horticulturalist Jeff Gillman assesses new and historic advice and reveals the how and why‚ and sometimes the why not‚ for more than 100 common and uncommon gardening practices. The results will surprise even experienced gardeners.

Can beer make plants grow? And how about stopping slugs with eggshells? This fearless book assesses new and historic advice and reveals the how and why—and sometimes the why not—for more than 100 common and uncommon gardening practices. The results will surprise even experienced gardeners.


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To help gardeners steer a path through the claims of commercial products and traditional or innovative practices, Gillman (horticultural science, U. of Minnesota) looks at fertilizers and related amendments, water, biostimulants, insecticides, herbicides, concoctions to be avoided, and other topics. A previous edition was published at an undisclosed date. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780881929126
0881929123
Branch Call Number: 635 Gil
Characteristics: 212 p. : ill

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