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gk1153
Paris, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #6349183

I recently received an advertisement for a book titled "1,001 Gardening Secrets" and am wondering if it is worth the $28 cost. I am offered a 21 day grace period to preview the book. I think that's rooted in the idea that 23 days after receiving it I'll realize I don't need it and by then it's too late; I have to buy it since it wasn't returned in a timely manner.

I'm figuring it's a compilation of old wive's remedies for the garden that more often than not work or at least cause no harm. Twenty years ago I bought a "Home Remedies" book filled with useful info regarding health products found or can be made from supplies around the home. I'm picturing the author thought it a good idea to keep the compilation on the library shelf next to one's Bible. Each book contains information necessary for my day-to-day living. I remember much more of the Bible than I do the home remedies. Then again, I wasn't sent to Sunday School or Vacation School in the summer so I could study home remedies. I don't even know where the book is. Unfortunately, it could be next to my Bible without my knowing it.

I imagine most of the secrets won't be germane to gardening where I live. Knowing how to get rid of fire ants doesn't interest me much. We don't have any here.

Gary
saltmarsh
Water Valley, MS
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #6627704

Just trying to make the decision easier. I haven't read the book, but it's better than $28.00.

http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=-193247014&wquery=1,001 Gardening Secrets&qsort=p&matches=8&cm_sp=works*listing*buyused
kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 12, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #6939597

Gary
I just received the same offer in the mail. Did you ever get the book? I was wondering if it was worth it...
I figured I would check the books on Dave's Garden...when in doubt...check with DG. It is not on their list as I am sure you know...I assume you checked too.
So then i thought I would try under books...etc...And found this...
I am always interested in natural things for the garden...I do not use chemicals at all in mine.
So anyway if you could help me with any information about the book I would sure appreciate it.
gk1153
Paris, IL
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
12:02 PM

Post #6941643

I didn't buy the book. I didn't even have a copy sent for me to look over for thirty days. I have since heard some of the secrets revealed don't work [the grits and fire ants thing] but I can't help thinking out of 1,001 secrets there are many that do work and are applicable to my garden. If the book was cheaper I probably would have bought it if only for the reading enjoyment value of learning what others have tried.

Gary
kastrol
West Chester, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2009
11:39 PM

Post #6947259

Gary,
Thank you for getting back to me about the book. I was a little leary about getting it myself. Does have me a little curious...If I do decide to get it, I will let you know how it was.
Thanks again, and have a great day
Terri

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