I found this awesome book at the local Cracker Barrel Restaurant while browsing the store, waiting for a table to open up.
Yankee Magazine's Pantyhose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More-for the Garden: 1,001 Ingenious Ways to Use Common Household Items to Control Weeds, Beat ... and Save Time (Yankee Magazine Guidebook)
I've already been composting for years, but actually scored a few new creative pointers regarding what goes into the heap.
If you love to garden and hate to throw anything away, this is the book for you. Not only will you save cash, you'll find tips to saving time, and we all need more of that.
Here are more tips from the book:
- Use those old knitting needles to frame your tender transplants. Stick them in the four corners and make a spider-web maze with scraps of yarn. Kitty won't cross the line.
- A screwdriver is perfect for cleaning weeds out of the cracks in your driveway or patio.
- Old straw hats make fun plant containers. Line with black plastic, slash a few drainage holes in the bottom, and voila.
- Make a hanging basket by lining a colander with landscape fabric or panty hose (remember those).
- Perk up your annuals with a refreshing cup of leftover tea - herbal or traditional.
- Have any stale nuts (unsalted) or a tiny bit of oatmeal, cornmeal, or grits in the bottom of the container? The birds will like it.
- Wonder what to do with Fido or Fluffy's brushed fur? Instead of tossing the contents of the grooming brush, put it in a mesh bag and hang from a tree for nesting material.