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Trowel and Error

Over 700 Organic Remedies, Shortcuts, and Tips for the Gardener

By Sharon Lovejoy

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

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January 15, 2002