One-of-a-kind antidotes, cures, and remedies for hundreds of yard and garden dilemmasWhether used in backyards, acre properties, or patio container gardens, the simple and natural gardening tricks in this resource incorporate common household products and down-home ingenuity to combat common gardening problems. Recipes include homemade insect sprays and fertilizers that replace chemical, store-bought alternatives. Quick fixes are offered on fighting fungus with pantyhose, protecting pruned roses with white glue, and defeating botanical disease with peppermint. Green thumbs as well as novice gardeners can use beer, baby shampoo, ammonia, and other domestic products to produce prize flowers, vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
Author BiographyJerry Baker is the author of more than 50 books, including Jerry Baker's Perfect Perennials!, Jerry Baker's Terrific Tomatoes, Sensational Spuds, and Mouth-Watering Melons, and Plants Are Like People, and his gardening specials have been televised on PBS. He lives in New Hudson, Michigan.