Garden expert Larry Pfarr joins us to debunk some of the myths surrounding gardening.
Myth 1: Throwing eggshells, Epsom salts, banana peels in the hole when planting tomato plants will prevent blossom end rot.
Myth 2: Picking a tomato before it’s 100% ripe will leave it tasteless like store bought.
Myth 3: Coffee grounds will acidify your soil to help grow blueberries and turning hydrangeas blue.
Myth 4: The best way to increase drainage in your indoor and outdoor containers is to add a layer of rocks, Styrofoam peanuts, etc. to the bottom of your container.
Myth 5: It’s really important to set humidity loving plants on a tray of rocks or pebbles and add water, which increase humidity around the plant.
Myth 6: The best way to prevent overwatering plants is to wait for them to wilt before watering.
Myth 7: Wood chips and mulch will deplete the nitrogen levels in your soil.