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

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
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 f
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 16th 2000 by Broadway Books (first published 1995)
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Leslie
Mar 20, 2010 Leslie rated it really liked it
This book has given me a major complex! Who knew vinegar was the miracle substance of the century. I don't know if it was smart to read this right before I started planting, and killing my weeds with deadly, skin-killing, sex inhibiting, earth hating poisons!
What was I thinking!
Holy crap I'm scared now.
Eryn
Dec 29, 2009 Eryn rated it liked it
Favorite Quote: Head lice can be killed by wrapping the afflicted head in a vinegar soaked towel. (Do not remove the head before doing this; it should remain attached to the body, no matter how angry you are at the child for bring lice home!)
Lily C
Aug 10, 2015 Lily C rated it really liked it
Shelves: gardening
Useful little book
Mcav0y
Jun 18, 2008 Mcav0y rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mcav0y by: Julie
Shelves: instructional
great ideas... wondered how effective some of them were. Living in Alaska, we are lucky not to have many of the problems listed, so I will fortunately won't get to try them out any time soon.
Cheri
Jan 15, 2010 Cheri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An amusing little collection of ideas and things, and certainly a good starting point from which to pursue a variety of options in further depth elsewhere
Julie
Jun 05, 2008 Julie rated it it was amazing
Some great little "tips & tricks" without chemicals! Since I'm recently obsessed with my garden, I just loved this one!
Jenn
Jun 08, 2010 Jenn rated it it was amazing
Great book, if you're looking for more non-toxic ways of gardening and house cleaning.... VINEGAR has so many uses! lol
Randa
Apr 13, 2009 Randa rated it really liked it
A must read for anyone. As many tips on interior household cleaning formulas as exterior pest solutions.
Elizabeth
Oct 26, 2010 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Green and cheap organic gardening solutions, most of which you've already got in your home.
Da277
Jun 08, 2010 Da277 rated it really liked it
Informative book with tons of tips on natural solutions to everyday problems.
Ranunculus
Jan 07, 2013 Ranunculus rated it really liked it
Somewhat antiquated, but otherwise fun, informative and useful.
Astrid
Jun 10, 2008 Astrid rated it really liked it
Good gardening and home care tips written in a humorous manner.
Michelle
Jan 26, 2008 Michelle rated it liked it
Shelves: gardening
Another fun read by Sandbeck, a good tabletop book.
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