Wash Berries with Vinegar, Use Plastic Six-Pack Rings as a Net for Vines, Remove Rust with Broken Bricks, and More Country Lore

Recycle garden hose as grips on wood-handled tools, put soap slivers in pantyhose for an easy hand cleaner in the garden, boil cedar twigs in water for a worm repellent, roll potato eyes in bone meal before planting to keep them pest-free, collect garden debris in a coffee can, put drainpipes around woody trunks to protect from damage by weed eater blades, and other handy household tips from MOTHER’s readers. Originally published as "Country Lore: Garden Tips to Try and Treasure" in the May/June 1989 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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