March 2014
Gardening Myths

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Rita's Monthly Gardening Tips,  March 3, 2014

Gardening Myths

 

In the informational world how do we know how to separate fact from fallacy, the wheat from the chaff? How do we take old wives tales with a grain of salt? How do we practice a healthy dose of caveat emptor when being presented with miraculous claims by a snake oil salesman?

The answer is to arm yourself with factual knowledge. Knowing what products and practices are truly beneficial will save you money and help increase your success in gardening. The below links are research based evidence by experts in the horticulture field. Under each link there is a list of the myths that are discussed so you can look at all of them or pick and choose ones that you want to know more about.

 

http://redwoodbarn.com/DE_gardenmyths.html

Vitamin B-1

Soil Amendments

Summer Planting

 

http://www.coopext.colostate.edu/4DMG/Garden/beware.htm

Vitamin B-1

Sulfur

Soil Amendments

Wound Dressings

Day Watering

 

http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/~Linda Chalker-Scott/Horticultural Myths_files/index.html

Fertilizers

How Plants Work

Maintaining Trees and Shrubs

Mulches

Pesticides

Planting Techniques

Scientific Literacy

Soil Amendments

 

http://www.finegardening.com/plants/articles/demystifying-garden-myths.aspx

Feeding a Stressed Plant

Wound Dressings

Organic vs. Synthetic Pesticides

Staking Trees

Day Watering

Soil Amendments

Amounts of Fertilizers and Pesticides

Hole Size for Tree

Watering Drought Tolerant Plants

 

http://gardeningmyths.com/2011/04/gardening-myth-5/

Roots Searching for Water

X Pollination of Lemons and Oranges

Tree Pruning and Planting

Soil Amendments

Adding Lime

Day Watering

Wound Dressings

Chemical Fertilizers vs. Earthworms

Vitamin B-1

Clay Soils vs. Sandy Soils

Insecticides vs. Aphids

Tilling vs. No Tilling

Phosphorus