The Garden Professors, led by our warrior princess Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, continue to ferret out bad advice, bogus information, and worthless products foisted upon the unsuspecting gardener.
I’m assisting in the hunt as well. See my survey link below. Looking specifically for :
1) Gardening-related blogs and vlogs (video blogs) that are out there – could be anywhere on the spectrum of misinformation: spewing pseudoscience or just plain malarkey. Or some of the content is o.k., but veers off occasionally into the land of the absurd.
2) PRODUCTS! I’m especially interested in this. There have been some hilariously useless things brought to our attention over the years, but new gardening products are constantly coming on the market to fill this or that perceived niche. The Amazonification of garden retail is exacerbating the problem. A brief example is a $94 compost “tumbler” that two heads of old cabbage would fill. Now roll around daily and wait… So let us know of any gardening product that you or a friend have purchased and it just didn’t work as promised (or failed in epic fashion).
All responses to my survey are confidential with no names used in the input or output, so feel free to include rants along with links. Will share what we gather in a future post (or two). Survey closes June 20, so don’t tarry. Thank you, and garden on!