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Pollen, Politics and Doomsday Prep

Dead nettles in bloom along VanArsdall Road in Salvisa, KY on March 26th. Molly Bush photo. I’ve been a careless victim of too many late nights in my past, but knocking back shots of Bourbon into the wee hours did ...
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Stanford Organic Study Ignores Variety Differences

More nutritious because of the holes? Possibly. Rant readers, please welcome Dr. John Reganold of Washington State University, who has done groundbreaking work demonstrating the value of organic agriculture, including studies that show a correlation between the quality of the ...
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Garden Professors’ Epic Takedown of Consumer Reports

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, co-founder of the game-changing Garden Professors Blog and award-winning author, happened upon a lawn-care article in Consumer Reports and didn’t like what she saw – a mash-up of garden myths and misinformation.  No citations to actual research in ...
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UK gardeners: No peat for you!

Peat bog in Scotland (Shutterstock) “If you love your garden, you really can’t just abstain.” That’s what the delightfully named Brit celeb gardener Bob Flowerdew says about a life without peat moss. As reported in the New York Times yesterday, ...