I read this in my local paper yesterday and it should go down as the worst gardening tip of 2006. Sorry can't find a link to it but apparently if you're tired of your daffodils tipping over The Record has a solution for you. Alcohol! I'll paraphrase here but it said that a Cornell University horticulturist says that giving some plants diluted alcohol (whisky, vodka, gin or tequila) will stunt the growth of the stem but has no effect on the blossoms. As a result the plant does not get tall enough to topple over. He also noted that beer and wine will not work and only the hard alcohols are effective.
What kind of crazy tip is this? Not only is the last week of the year a terrible time for a daffodil tip, but the tip itself is not at all practical. Was the newspaper editor's thinking that people will have left over booze from their New Year's Eve parties so here's an interesting way to get rid of it? Nope, I just can't make any sense of this.
Definitely the worst gardening tip of 2006 and they made it just under the wire.