By: Jeff Gillman
212 pages, illus, tabs, charts
Can beer make plants grow? How about buttermilk? Or musicaclassical or rock? Are you sure abut 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#iand sometimes the why not#ifor more than 100 common and uncommon gardening practices. The results will surprise even experienced gardeners.
Re-issue of the 2006 edition with a new forword by Michael A. Dirr
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