Organic gardening is becoming very popular among casual gardeners, especially when creating herb or vegetable gardens. I believe the biggest reason for this is the fear of using pesticides on food-growing plants. However, many gardening techniques are bundled under this umbrella term and many of those are very thin on science to support their claims.
I therefore set out to try as many of these techniques as possible and apply some basic experiments to see if the techniques are effective. These experiments are born out of my own need to find solutions to pests and other problems in my own garden, without resolving to pesticides or chemicals that could end up in the food I eat.
So, in the vein of the ever popular TV show Mythbusters, I bring you: Garden Myths
- Garden Myths – Ants will not walk over Pennyroyal
- Garden Myths – Vaseline as Horticultural Glue
- Garden Myths – The Beer Snail Trap