The next time you find yourself in the checkout line of your local grocery store skip the traditional gardening magazines and pick up a copy of Weekly Wold News to keep up with the most interesting gardening stories.
5. Garden Slug Diet. Everyone knows that gardening is good exercise, but if all that squatting in the garden to pull weeds or plant seeds isn't giving you the cardio workout you need sprinkle some salt on those garden slugs. This takes natural slug control a bit far, no?
4. Garden Gnome Terrorists. A terror threat is infiltrating America in the form of garden gnomes. The next time you're in your garden hit one with the garden rake and see if it cries out. They hate us for our freedom, but love us for our gardens?
3. Stolen Garden Tools. You aren't going crazy and it isn't a sign of you getting older, your garden tools aren't vanishing- they're being stolen. A "garden nut" stole 318 sprinklers, 127 extension cords, 108 shovels from his unsuspecting neighbors.
2. Gardens Damaged by Garden Faeries. The typical gardener upon discovering damage in the garden will probably blame it on deer, squirrels, raccoons or a variety of other garden pests. It turns out these critters have been unfairly blamed. The real culprits are garden faeries who eat $200 million in produce every year. Think about that the next time you put a faerie door in your garden.
1. Gardening Ghost. If your husband isn't much help around the garden perhaps he can make it up to you in the afterlife. This lucky, depending on how you see it, widow has an extremely low-maintenance garden because her husband's ghost does all the work. How would you like your very own ghost to prune and fertilize your garden?
These stories and more can be found in the digital archives of WWN on Google Books. I'm surprised by all the ads for what seem like real gardening products that can be found in this periodical. Do that many gardeners really read it?
Gardening Articles in Life magazine