Trowel and Error: Over 700 Organic Remedies, Shortcuts, and Tips for the Gardener (Paperback)

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May. Flowers?? Well I don't consider myself a true gardener, so I like shortcuts. I'm trying the banana peel with the roses tip so I'll let you know. Y\This easy to follow guide has suggestions and tips galore. The layout and chapter headings make things easy to find quickly. A cool list of resources and additional reading can be found at the back. And dig the cute little bookmark to cut off from the back cover jacket. A fun little book to use or give to a friend. And Thursday, July 19, 2018 is the Friendly Garden Walk.

— margaret


Hundreds of organic gardening tips and homespun remedies that come only from season after season of experience—a perfect gift for the green thumb.

Born of necessity and ingenuity and honed through years of “trowel and error,” these helpful hints include environmentally friendly ammunition against weeds and pests, shortcuts for cultivation and propagation, and clever uses for curious household items. And every page is charmingly illustrated with Sharon Lovejoy's watercolor art.

Find tips such as:
  • Take a shower with your houseplants
  • Cure plant viruses with milk
  • Recycle an old wheelbarrow into a movable flower bed
  • Use empty citrus fruit rinds as seedling pots

About the Author

Sharon Lovejoy, an author, illustrator, lecturer, and teacher, is the children's garden adviser to the American Horticultural Society, and has been a guest on Today at NBC, PBS's Victory Garden, and the Discovery Channel. She speaks at conferences and gardening organizations around the country. She has four grandchildren, and divides her time between San Luis Obispo, California, and South Bristol, Maine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780761126324
ISBN-10: 0761126325
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date: January 15th, 2002
Pages: 336
Language: English