Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Garden Professors' blog

Several horticultural professors including Linda Chalker-Scott, Holly Scoggins, Jeff Gilman, and Bert Cregg, have teamed up to produce a most informative and scientifically accurate blog at http://www.gardenprofessors.com/.

For example, here are some recent topics:
 Restoration ecologists - you need us!, which analyzes the lack of advice on good planting techniques for the ecologists.
 Propagating in the air, which covers the latest methods for air-layering to increase the success of stem cuttings on hard-to-root species.
 Cornmeal myth busted, which refutes the effectiveness of cornmeal as a pesticide.

I don't know about you, but I'd much rather garden with scientifically proven methods than old gardeners' tales, so I follow this interesting blog.

Ginny Stibolt

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