I just had a long conversation with Michele Owens (of Garden Rant fame) about vegetable gardening. This isn’t one of my strong areas, either professionally or personally (I do have containers of herbs, but that’s as far as it goes). But what piqued my curiosity was her revelation that the vegetable gardening is just as full of myths and misinformation as my field of ornamental landscaping.
I’ve ventured into the realm of vegetable garden science now and then, especially in reference to having soil tests done before planting edibles (good!), the use of CCA-treated timbers (bad!), and companion planting (silly!). Beyond that I haven’t given the topic much thought.
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So, readers, what gardening practices out there need to be screened through the sieve of science? Jeff and I have both written about many practices and products, but as you know our expertise is more on the ornamental side.
(Forgive my short blog today. I’ve had some kind of chest crud since last Friday and I’m still wiped out.)