Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More - for the Garden: 1001 Ingenious Ways to Use Common Household Items to Control Weeds, Beat Pests, Cook Compost, Solve Problems, Make Tricky Jobs Easy, and Save Time by Yankee Magazine
Readers discover how some old-fashioned Yankee ingenuity combined with household items that are ready to be tossed out will help them create a gorgeous and bountiful garden. Why make a special trip to the garden centre when the solution to those thorny gardening problems might be lurking right at home? Always on the lookout for inventive new way to save money, time, and trouble while pursuing their horticultural activities, gardeners will eagerly embrace this clever idea-filled treasury from the editors of "Yankee" magazine. The great ideas that readers will find include: eliminating powdery mildew with a spray made out of baking soda, water, and liquid soap; turning an old wicker basket into a flower planter; and, mixing packing peanuts with soil to help drainage and minimise weight so the containers can be moved easily. With more than a thousand suggestions for growing better flowers, winning the weed war, controlling insects, and much more, this is sure to become a well-worn favourite for the avid, thrifty gardener.