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.