50 Ways to Kill a Slug

Author: Sarah Ford

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 0600624447

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

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Are you being bullied by a mollusc that slimes all over your garden and munches through your favourite delphinium? Are you worried about using slug pellets for fear of endangering local wildlife? Take a stand against slugs with 50 alternative, organic, natural, chemical and humane solutions to slug problems. Trick, flick and frighten slugs out of your garden, leaving you with pest-free plants. Stop slugs in their tracks and make slimy trails a thing of the past.

Bugs, Slugs & Other Invaders

50 Ways to Beat Garden Enemies

Author: Sarah Ford

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780600615200

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

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Did you know that ants don' t like lemon, salt, vaseline or cinnamon? Or that fruit flies hate basil? Learn to welcome the good creepy crawlies and keep out the baddies with 50 organic, chemical and simply silly solutions.

The Little Book of Slugs

Author: Allan Shepherd,Suzanne Gallant

Publisher: CAT Publications

ISBN: 9781902175133

Category: Nature

Page: 120

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The Little Book of Slugs arose out of the Centre for Alternative Technology's Bug-the-Slug campaign. It collects over 70 different organic solutions to the slug problem, distilled from over 300 professional and leisure gardeners. As well as organic methods to combat the slug, it includes details of slug lifestyles, habits and eating preferences, and information on reported problems associated with chemical controls.

The Deckchair Gardener

An Improper Gardening Manual

Author: Anne Wareham

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 178243643X

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

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A Guide to What Not to Do in Your Garden. Gardening is widely regarded as one of life's great joys. However, you might not feel that way if you pay too much attention to the experts: every garden magazine and newspaper relentlessly publishes hectoring instructions telling you what you must do in your garden this week or this month, to the point where your garden can become a source of constant stress or wasted energy. Rather than add to the pile of suggested drudgery, this book is instead dedicated to relieving you of pointless and unnecessary garden work, and suggesting easy and pleasant ways to look after your little patch of paradise.

Outwitting Squirrels

And Other Garden Pests and Nuisances

Author: Anne Wareham

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782433716

Category: Gardening

Page: 223

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If you have ever waged war against the local squirrels to prevent them from ransacking your garden, you will know that they are wily beasts who can find loopholes in the most cunning of defences. Capable of remarkable feats of tightrope walking and problem-solving, they are formidable enemies indeed - and that's not to mention the many other pests who can torment the optimistic gardener, from slugs and snails to moles and deer and from bugs and weevils to fungus and blight . . . Anne Wareham has compiled a brisk, but comprehensive guide to recommended anti-pest strategems, including ingenious tricks to keep squirrels from eating all the seed when the feeders fail, and when to tie your sunflowers on to the shed roof. Always a realist, Anne is willing to admit that some pests simply can't be beaten and to advise when you should grow a different plant rather than prolonging the fight. And her range of garden foes extends beyond the natural world, with advice on how to resist fatuous horticultural trends and ignore 'people of unlike mind'. This is an honest, humorous book of advice which will be appreciated by amateur and professional gardeners alike.

A Slow Passion

Snails, My Garden and Me

Author: Ruth Brooks

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408826585

Category: Gardeners

Page: 242

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One woman's investigation into the whys and wherefores of snails.

The Bug Book

Author: Sue Fliess

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399543813

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Grab your bucket and join the search for all the cool bugs outside! This fun rhyming story lists all the bugs you can imagine—creep bugs, climb bugs, sticky-slime bugs! Discover the vast world of insects in this photo-filled book.

Dead Snails Leave No Trails

Natural Pest Control for Home and Garden

Author: Loren Nancarrow,Janet Hogan Taylor

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 1607743191

Category: Gardening

Page: 186

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This comprehensive guide to controlling pests in the home and garden is packed with simple and effective tips on how to avoid chemical pesticides that can kill off beneficial insects. Nancarrow and Taylor provide useful information on how to let nature's balance work in one's favor by allowing helpful creatures such as bats, hummingbirds, and lizards into the yardand garden.

Slimy Slugs

Author: Celeste Bishop

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499407157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Slugs are slimy, small, and super gross! Readers will delight in this close-up examination of the slug, with text that is written to support elementary science standards. Highly detailed color photographs will capture and hold readers’ interest as they learn important facts about this icky insect, including where they live, what they eat, and how to tell the difference between them and snails. Readers will walk away knowing everything they need to know about one of nature’s ickiest animals.

Gardening Lab for Kids

52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden

Author: Renata Fossen Brown

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627880305

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own patch of earth, Gardening Lab for Kids encourages children to get outside and enjoy nature. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden art and appreciating your natural surroundings.DIV /divDIVAuthor Renata Fossen Brown guides your family through fun opportunities learning about botany, ecology, the seasons, food, patience, insects, eating, and cooking. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on outdoor experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Garden Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new gardeners. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises./divSo, slip on your muddy clothes, and get out and grow!

Gardening Hacks

Handy Hints to Make Life Easier

Author: Dan Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786852588

Category:

Page: 192

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Do you spend hours on garden maintenance, leaving no time for the fun stuff? Would you like the chance to eat your produce before the pests get to them? Do you dream of an abundant garden that's beautiful all year round? These and dozens of other gardening dilemmas are solved with this trusty guide filled with ingenious gardening hacks. Whether you're a regular Best In Show looking for some time-saving tips or you've just planted your first seedlings and you want to learn more, Gardening Hacks is your fully illustrated manual to blossoming as a gardener.

Garden Myths

Author: Robert Pavlis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781542465229

Category:

Page: 206

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Garden Myths examines over 120 horticultural urban legends. Turning wisdom on its head, Robert Pavlis dives deep into traditional garden advice and debunks the myths and misconceptions that abound. He asks critical questions and uses science-based information to understand plants and their environment. Armed with the truth, Robert then turns this knowledge into easy-to-follow advice. - Is fall the best time to clean the garden? - Do bloom boosters work?- Will citronella plants reduce mosquitoes in the garden?- Do pine needles acidify soil?- Should tomatoes be suckered?- Should trees be staked at planting time? - Can burlap keep your trees warm in winter?- Will a pebble tray increase humidity for houseplants? "Garden Myths is a must-read for anyone who wants to use environmentally sound practices. This fascinating and informative book will help you understand plants better, reduce unnecessary work, convince you to buy fewer products and help you enjoy gardening more."

The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Author: Nancy Lawson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896175

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.

Domestic Wild: Memory, Nature and Gardening in Suburbia

Author: Franklin Ginn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317148428

Category: Science

Page: 176

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In Domestic Wild, Franklin Ginn sets out to find a new sense of the wild at the heart of modernity. Inspired by experienced, skilful gardeners, Ginn analyses what happens when plants, animals and people meet in the suburbs of London. Weaving major theories of landscape, memory and nonhuman subjectivity with the practical wisdom of gardeners, this book offers a radical new account of everyday gardening. Amid spectacular horizons of planetary loss, Domestic Wild argues that gardening offers a means to cultivate a renewed sense of intimacy with nature and ourselves.

Snails & Slugs

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dominie Press

ISBN: 9780768523072

Category: Education

Page: 24

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Discusses the physical characteristics, habitats and behavior of snails and slugs.

Homegrown Humus

Cover Crops in a No-Till Garden

Author: Anna Hess

Publisher: Wetknee Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 80

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Homegrown humus is easy with cover crops! Cover crops are a simple, cheap way to boost your soil's organic matter, to fight weeds, to prevent erosion, to attract pollinators, and to keep the ecosystem in balance. Unfortunately, most information on growing cover crops is written for people who plow their soil every year and are willing to spray herbicides. You can get all of the same benefits in a no-till garden, though, if you're clever. Homegrown Humus details five no-till winners in depth --- buckwheat, sweet potatoes, oilseed radishes, rye, and oats. Profiles of other species suggest gardening conditions when you might want to try out sunflowers, annual ryegrass, barley, Austrian winter peas, crimson clover, cowpeas, or sunn hemp as well. Meanwhile, the book delves into finding cover-crop seeds, planting cover crops in a no-till garden, and easily killing cover crops without tilling or herbicide use. Understanding the C:N ratio of cover crops helps determine how long to wait between killing cover crops and planting vegetables, as well as how to maximize the amount of humus you're adding to your soil. Cover crops are an advanced gardening technique bound to increase your vegetable yields, but are simple enough for beginners. Give your garden a treat --- grow some buckwheat! This second edition is updated with three new chapters and contains a total of 54 photos.

The Grumpy Gardener's Handbook

Author: Ivor Grump

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781907554247

Category: Gardening

Page: 168

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Following in the curmudgeonly footsteps of The Grumpy Driver’s and Golfer's Handbooks, this is a compilation of all things frustrating about maintaining the average domestic garden. Grump’s attempts to improve his “extra room outdoors” are thwarted at every turn. His lawn develops alopecia, his fruit trees are shunned by all pollinating insects, his veg is a big hit with slugs and his Indian sandstone patio becomes an ingenious sunken garden. Chapters include Pruning, Weeding, Compost (Ivor is convinced that cryogenics fan Walt Disney could be happily accommodated in his non-decomposing compost bins), Sheds, Pond Life, "Oh, I Simply Adore Lobelia"; (people who talk too loudly in show gardens), TV Gardening, Pests and Living With Leaf Lady, a woman hell-bent on identifying every foreign leaf that is swept into their garden - and returning it... There is a Grumpy Calendar of seasonal jobs in the garden and how best to avoid them, plus advice on how to impress people with a Slacker's Veg Patch (vegetables that look after themselves more or less).

How to Mulch

Save Water, Feed the Soil, and Suppress Weeds. A Storey BASICS®Title

Author: Stu Campbell,Jennifer Kujawski

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124453

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

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Mulch your way to a vibrant and healthy home landscape. Profiling a variety of techniques that include sheet mulches, feeding mulches, and living mulches, Stu Campbell and Jennifer Kujawski help you choose the best mulching strategy for your backyard, vegetable garden, or flower bed. You’ll be amazed at how properly mulching can both beautify your outdoor space and ease your gardening life by retaining moisture, keeping weeds in check, protecting young plants, and boosting production.