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Why Didn't I Think of That
published by The Wimmer Companies, Inc
ISBN 1-882232-15-1

: A teaspoon of household detergent to one quart of water will : revive wilting cut flowers.

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: Short-stemmed flowers stay fresh longer if placed in a bowl : of well-watered sand.

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: For good clear blooms on rose bushes, dose each bush : periodically with one ounce of Epsom salts before watering.

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: Hair spray sprayed on artificial flowers will clean them and : bring out their color.

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: An extension curtain rod is a perfect support for tall : plants. As the plant grows, just lengthen the rod.

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: Use narrow strips cut form double knit scraps to tie your : tomatoes to stakes...they stretch and are very gentle to the : vines.

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: To keep potatoes from spoiling, spread them out in a cool : dry place. If you like, sprinkle them heavily with pickling : lime and they'll keep for months.

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: An old garden hose poked full of holes makes a dandy lawn : sprinkler.

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: Cut worms will stay away from tomato plants if you stick a : six or eight penny nail next to the plant.

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: A sprig of fresh mint rubbed on face, arms and legs repels : mosquitoes and other outdoor pests.

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: When arranging blossoms in a vase, strip all leaves below : the water line to avoid poisonous decay and odor.

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: Baking soda will remove the slimy film left in vases by cut : flowers.

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: Too-short flower stems can be lengthened by placing them in : plastic straws or poke the stems through a lace paper doily : placed inside the vase or bowl.

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: Empty spice cans are excellent for storing seeds. Affix a : strip of tape to the can and label it with the name of the : seed and the year grown. Place all tins in a large container : and store until planting time returns.

Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 12-05-94

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