Garden Myths

Gardens & Landscapes December 01, 2010 Print Friendly and PDF

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Garden myths are just about everywhere. You've probably heard them from your neighbor, family members, television, and radio, or maybe you've even read a few here and there. Several Extension resources take a look at common garden myths.

When reading the following articles take into account your growing climate and situation. Keep in mind that some garden remedies or management options may work well in some areas of the country, while others may not due to weather, soil, or other differences associated with the region. It's always good to look to your local Extension service for the most up-to-date and relevant information and tips.



Additional Resources:

Chalker-Scott, Linda. The Informed Gardener. University of Washington Press, 2008.

Chalker-Scott, Linda. Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens: good science - practical application. GFG, 2009.

Chalker-Scott, Linda. The Informed Gardener Blooms Again. University of Washington Press, 2010.

Gillman, Jeff. The Truth About Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't & Why. Portland: Timber Press, 2006.

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