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

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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.

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