Weeds Be Gone

Identify and control the weeds in your yard with these titles from our digital collections.

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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

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The nuisance caused by weeds sprouting in your otherwise thriving garden may make you want to reach for the herbicide, but as Flowerdew writes in this installment of his Bob's Basics series, weed control can be much more simple, inexpensive, and eco-friendly without chemical intervention. Because every weed is best removed with a different method, Weeding Without Chemicals begins with a discussion of the various weed categories. No matter what sort of weed is plaguing your garden, Bob has a chemical-free way to keep it under control.

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Pigweed, dogbane, crabgrass, spiderwort, poison ivy, yellow dock-a total of 102 common weeds are presented with technical precision and humor. Each is splendidly illustrated and identified through multiple keys by means of physical characteristics, type of soil, etc.

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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes.

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