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The Truth about Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't & Why

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Jeff Gillman is an associate professor in the department of horticultural science at the University of Minnesota, where he researches plant production and teaches courses on nursery management and pesticide use. He earned his doctorate in horticulture and a master's degree in entomology from the University of Georgia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927481
Subtitle:
What Works, What Doesn't, and Why
Author:
Gillman, Jeff
Publisher:
Timber Press
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Gardening : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080201
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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