Plant Castor Beans to Keep Groundhogs Away, Straighten Garden Hose Kinks with PVC Pipe, Remove a Splinter with an Egg, and More Country Lore

Seal tree pruning cuts with latex caulking, use
rock salt to control fleas, prop up heavy blooms with straws, remove rust with
vinegar, give your garden as a gift, relieve dry skin with oatmeal baths, get
rid of rats with mothballs, fix a loose hammerhead, and other handy tips from
MOTHER’s readers. Originally published as "Country Lore" in the September/October 1990 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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