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Podcast: Busting Horticultural Myths with Linda Chalker-Scott

As gardeners, we always want to find effective, sustainable solutions to our plant problems. Browsing the internet, gardeners will find many claims about the benefits of numerous plant health remedies. Sometimes, these methods are accompanied by words such as "alternative" and "natural." But how do we know which methods are backed up by science, and which are not?

A new episode of the UMN Extension horticulture podcast "What's Killing My Kale?" approaches this topic, using epsom salts and compost tea as examples. Extension Educators Annie Klodd and Natalie Hoidal interviewed Linda Chalker-Scott, host of the Informed Gardener podcast and Horticultural Myths blog.

In the interview, Chalker-Scott lays out ways that gardeners can determine whether online claims about natural products are accurate, effective, and appropriate for their gardens.

Linda Chalker-Scott is an Extension Educator at Washington State University and manages the Horticultural Myths blog and The Informed Gardener podcast. Both resources strive to provide high-quality, science-based gardening information.

Click here to listen to Episode 19: Navigating Natural Remedies: What Works and Why? with Linda Chalker-Scott.

Author: Annie Klodd, Extension Educator - Fruit and Vegetable Production
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