The Truth about Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

$16.19

1 in stock

There are various remedies for garden woes--from using beer to make plants grow to chasing insects with hot sauce. Horticulturist Gillman assesses new and historic advice and reveals the how and why--and sometimes the why not--for more than 100 gardening practices. Review Quotes: "While entertainingly relating his experiments and his...

Qty:

There are various remedies for garden woes--from using beer to make plants grow to chasing insects with hot sauce. Horticulturist Gillman assesses new and historic advice and reveals the how and why--and sometimes the why not--for more than 100 gardening practices.
Review Quotes:
"While entertainingly relating his experiments and his research, Gillman also packs in a wealth of useful information."
--"The Chicago Tribune"

Review Quotes:
"Whenever I hear someone offer a solution to a garden problem, I immediately check ["The Truth About Garden Remedies"] to see if it will work."
--"Horticulture"

Review Quotes:
"The results are fascinating and occasionally disappointing. . . . "The Truth About Garden Remedies" is a book many of us will want to consult frequently."
--"The American Gardener"

Review Quotes:
"Gillman teaches gardeners to think about what they do, know why they're doing it, and observe the results, trusting their knowledge and experience over claims made by companies, 'experts' or garden folklorists."
--"Publishers Weekly"

Review Quotes:
"[A] book that shoots down many fabled solutions that are really a waste of time.""Garden Compass"

Commendation Quotes:
""The Truth About Garden Remedies" is a great read, with humor, pearls of wisdom, common sense, and garden lore intertwined. . . .Enjoy one of the best gardening tours ever assembled on paper."
--Michael A. Dirr, author of "Viburnums" and "Dirr Aos Hardy Trees and Shrubs""

Commendation Quotes:
""The Truth About Garden Remedies" showed me what and how remedies work (or don't) and why. I was interested to learn about potentially hazardous 'quick fixes' and, as always, to have nonsensical myths busted. If I so keep any of my harmless homemade concoctions around, I know now that I'll probably be doing it for their placebo effect on me."
Ken Druse, author of "The Natural Habitat Garden" and "The Collector's Garden""

Review Quotes:
"Both these books [The Truth About Organic Gardening and The Truth About Garden Remedies] are refreshing, lucid and enlightening. Their spare style, with no illustrations, and concentration on facts rather than 'inspiration' even gives them an old-fashioned charm."

Brief Description:
Can beer make plants grow? And how about stopping slugs with eggshells? This fearless book 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.

Review Quotes:
"This is a must-have book for both its information on home remedies and its survey of commercial remedies. Clearly, we need fewer gurus and more people like Gillman." ""--Elizabeth Licata "Buffalo Spree "
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."

Review Citations:
Reference and Research Bk News 11/01/2008 pg. 281 (EAN 9780881929126, Paperback)
Publishers Weekly 02/27/2006 pg. 55 (EAN 9780881927481, Paperback)
Library Journal 03/01/2006 pg. 109 (EAN 9780881927481, Paperback)
Contributor Bio: Gillman, Jeff
Jeff Gillman is an associate professor in the department of horticultural science at the University of Minnesota, where he researches plant production and teaches courses on nursery management and pesticide use. He earned his doctorate in horticulture and a master's degree in entomology from the University of Georgia.

Contributor Bio: Dirr, Michael A
Michael A. Dirr is a professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia. He is the author of twelve books, including "Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia" and the text and reference book, "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants", and has published more than 300 scientific and popular papers and articles. His teaching, lectures, seminars, garden study tours, and plant introduction programs have contributed enormously to greater horticultural awareness. He has received the highest teaching and gardening awards from the University of Georgia, American Society of Horticultural Science, American Horticultural Society, American Nursery & Landscape Association, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Southern Nursery Association, and Garden Club of America.

Processing...

added to cart success.

added to wishlist success.