Readers discover how some old-fashioned Yankee ingenuity combined with household items that are ready to be tossed out will help them create a gorgeous and bountiful garden [via]
Why make a special trip to the garden center when the solution to those thorny gardening problems might be lurking right at home? Always on the lookout for inventive new ways to save money, time, and trouble while pursuing their horticultural activities, gardeners will eagerly embrace this clever idea-filled treasury from the editors of Yankee magazine.
The great ideas that readers will find include:
Eliminating powdery mildew with a spray made out of baking soda, water, and liquid soap.
Turning an old wicker basket into a flower planter
Mixing packing peanuts with soil to help drainage and minimize weight so the containers can be moved easily.
With more than a thousand suggestions for growing better flowers, winning the weed war, controlling insects, and much more, this is sure to become a well-worn favorite for the avid, thrifty gardener.