Slug Bread and Beheaded Thistles

Slug Bread and Beheaded Thistles : Amusing & Useful Techniques for Nontoxic Housekeeping and Gardening

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Off with their heads! Many homemakers and gardeners take the easy way out when it comes to exiling odors and banishing bugs--they use toxic chemicals that may be harmful to their families and the earth. Ellen Sandbeck has discovered that the all-natural alternatives are just as easy and effective to use, and that they are wickedly fun. Sandbeck's way of banishing thistles from her backyard kingdom is a case in point: she chops off their heads and lets them bleed to death.Slug Bread & Beheaded Thistles reveals all of her best tricks. From bedroom to bathroom, garden to lawn, your home will be clean and green and pest-free. Explode cockroaches with baking soda and sugar Freshen your car with coffee grounds Keep out slugs with a bread dough that kills Armor your plants with soap spray Grow disease-resistant plants by putting sick ones in your compost pile Eradicate crayon marks with mayonnaise Protect your roses with a minefield of garlic Get rid of raccoons with dirty laundry Cure plant viruses with spoiled milkshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 145 pages
  • 137.16 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • New York, NY, India
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0767905423
  • 9780767905428
  • 1,797,744

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Off with their heads! Many homemakers and gardeners take the easy way out when it comes to exiling odors and banishing bugs--they use toxic chemicals that may be harmful to their families and the earth. Ellen Sandbeck has discovered that the all-natural alternatives are just as easy and effective to use, and that they are wickedly fun. Sandbeck's way of banishing thistles from her backyard kingdom is a case in point: she chops off their heads and lets them bleed to death. Slug Bread & Beheaded Thistles reveals all of her best tricks. From bedroom to bathroom, garden to lawn, your home will be clean and green and pest-free. Explode cockroaches with baking soda and sugar Freshen your car with coffee grounds Keep out slugs with a bread dough that kills Armor your plants with soap spray Grow disease-resistant plants by putting sick ones in your compost pile Eradicate crayon marks with mayonnaise Protect your roses with a minefield of garlic Get rid of raccoons with dirty laundry Cure plant viruses with spoiled milkshow more

About Ellen Sandbeck

Ellen Sandbeck is a homemaker, gardener, and graphic designer who lives in Duluth, Minnesota.show more

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