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Foreword7
Preface9
Humic acids •Indole-3-butyric acid and naphthalene-3-acetic acid
Chapter 6.Fungicides and Other Disease-Control Agents125
Foreword
Preface
The garden gurus and me
A little bit about format
Acknowledgments
Elements that affect plant growth and development
Ammonia, a quick and easy way to misapply fertilizer p
Analyzing the ever-changing fertilizer analysis p
Beer as a fertilizer
Buttermilk and other high-protein foods
Chelates
Compost p
Eggshells
Epsom salts p
Liquid, granular, and slow-release fertilizers
Organic fertilizers p
Shampoo and liquid soaps
Soda, syrup, and other sugary snacks
Vinegar
Putting it all together
Antitranspirants p
Gravel for drainage p
Hydrogels
Planting deeply p
Sponges for water retention
Humic acids
Indole-3-butyric acid and naphthalene-3-acetic acid p
Mycorrhizal myths
Seaweed extracts
Sound for plants p
Willow diffusate
Citrus peel
Dish soap
Forsyth’s composition p
Garlic
Hellebore p
Hot peppers for unwanted guests
Nematodes p
Tobacco p
Hydrogen peroxide
Mouthwash
Vinegar as a fungicide
Brussels sprouts for bad plants
Corn gluten meal
Vinegar as an herbicide
Bagging fruit
Beer as a slug killer
Deer and rodent repellents from the store
Pruning tar and other wound coatings p
Tree wrap p
Water mist for frost protection
How pesticides work
Choosing a pesticide
A crazy old remedy
A confusion of pH
Burn, baby, burn
Hitchhikers in the tobacco
This will do the job (and more)
Index
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The Truth About Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

The Truth About Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, and 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.
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.

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Publish date: Feb 1, 2006
Added to Scribd: Feb 03, 2011
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781604690071
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