Friday, June 28, 2013

How to Garden with Lobsters, 1777

"Dear Past, Bugs are eating my squash plants. How can I get rid of them? Sincerely, A Gardener"

"Procure the hollow claws of Lobsters, Crabs, &c. and hanging them in different parts of the garden, the insects creep into them, and are easily taken; but the claws must be often searched." 
The Complete Vermin-Killer (1777)
The problem with this remedy is that you'll have to eat a lot of lobsters. Organic gardening is full of hardships.

1 comment:

  1. Had to look this up with google search, after reading about your book "Ask the Past" on Amazon. Terrific!


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