Traditional approaches and old-fashioned wisdom for growing the tastiest veggies in townSecrets to growing big, juicy, prize-winning vegetables using common household products such as beer, dish soap, and cola are revealed in this book of gardening tricks, tips, and tonics. Beginning and experienced gardeners alike will learn easy but effective techniques for growing, protecting, storing, and saving vegetables, from asparagus and beets to rutabaga and zucchini. Topics include planning a plot; weeding, feeding, and watering; keeping plague and pests at bay; and harvesting and storage. The guide also reveals secrets for fighting fungus with molasses, wiping out weeds with a tonic of gin and vinegar, spreading wood ashes to grow a glorious garden, using herbs to protect against cabbage moths and carrot flies, and starting veggies in containers with coffee grounds.
Author BiographyJerry Baker is the author of more than 50 books, including Jerry Baker's Book of Old-Time Gardening Wisdom, Jerry Baker's Giant Book of Gardening Solutions, and Jerry Bakerâ€™s Green Grass Magic, and his gardening specials have been widely televised on PBS. He lives in New Hudson, Michigan.