Blog List Category: How Myths are Born

What Causes Blossom Drop in Tomatoes?

Why are my tomatoes not producing fruit? This is a common question on social media and in this post I’ll look at the…

GMO Houseplant Purifies Air – Will People Buy It?

A recent report about a new genetically modified (GMO) houseplant that purifies the air in your home started me thinking…

The Unrealistic Concern About Neonics and Horticultural Plants

A few years ago I saw my first posting about the use of neonicotinoides (neonics) on horticultural plants. I knew people were…

Does Potting Mix Cause Legionnaires’ Disease in Gardeners?

The airways were full of a news story that reported, “potting mix caused the death of a Christchurch gardener”. …

GMO Houseplants; Will They Purify the Air in Your Home?

Scientists used genetic manipulation to add a rabbit gene into a houseplant to increase its ability to remove toxic VOC…

Baking Soda, a Home Remedy Fungicide – the Cornell Formula

Powdery mildew and black spot are common garden diseases and one of the most common home remedies is a mixture known as the…
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