Other Hints For Greener Living:

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  • Chews to reuse:
  • Don’t spit those sunflower seed shells onto the ground. Grind them up in a bowl and place them in driveway and sidewalk cracks to prevent weeds from germinating.

  • Spark slug:
  • To keep your garden from getting slimed this spring, try a little heavy metal. Bury a 3-inch-high strip of flexible copper 1 inch deep in the soil. Slugs won’t cross the barrier because it gives them an electrical shock.

    Source: Slug Bread & Beheaded Thistles, by Ellen Sandbeck (Duluth, Minn.: De la Terre Press, 1995).

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