Yankee Magazine's Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More--for the Garden

Yankee Magazine's Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More--for the Garden

1,001 Ingenious Ways to Use Common Household Items to Control Weeds, Beat Pests, Cook Compost, Solve Problems, Make Tricky Jobs Easy, and Save Time

Book - 2005
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Dental floss ... bubblewrap ... wire hangers ... milk jugs ... packing peanuts ... toothpicks ... vinegar ... coffee cans ... newspapers ... Have any of those items around your house? If so, you'll find new and creative ways to use them-and Yankee ingenuity at its best-in Yankee Magazine's Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More-for the Garden. After all, where better to recycle, reuse, repurpose, and reinvent than in the garden, where innovation and frugality go hand in hand?
Throughout these pages, you'll discover more than 1,000 ideas for using common household items or things you'd normally toss out in unique and unusual ways in your vegetable and flower beds. Why make a special trip to the garden center or home supply store when the solution might be lurking right in your garage, your closet, or your pantry?
Using these clever hints, you'll learn how to win the war against weeds, banish bad bugs, grow tasty fruits and vegetables, establish low-care lawns, create fantastic flower gardens, cook up terrific compost-and even attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficials. You'll find a treasure trove of ingenious tips including: crafting melon protectors from plastic milk jugs, turning metal curtain rods into dandelion diggers, making mini-bird feeders out of orange and grapefruit rinds,
transforming window wells into winter greenhouses, foiling slugs with strong coffee, converting a shoe bag into a handy tool organizer.
You'll also learn the secrets for keeping kitty out of your garden beds and houseplants; how to turn an old greeting card into a seed starting helper; ways to transform an old straw hat, metal lunchbox, or leaky watering can into creative container gardens; ways to get organized using a funnel, kitchen apron, or PVC pipe; as well as how a screwdriver can save the day.
Of course, in addition to all the smart ways to cash in without spending a lot of money, you'll discover how to save time in the garden-so you can afford to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Book jacket.
Publisher: [Dublin, N.H.] : Yankee Books, c2005
ISBN: 0899093949 (hardcover)
0899093957 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 635.0484 YAN
Characteristics: iv, 316 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm


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