Popular Gardening Tips You Can Probably Ignore, Pt. 3

Today I share 4 more popular gardening tips that you can probably ignore.

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4 tips you can ignore:
0:33 – apply used coffee grounds to the soil of acid loving plants to make the soil more acidic
1:37 – backfill planting holes with compost when planting trees
2:55 – add sugar to the soil or water with sugar water for sweeter tomatoes
3:42 – don’t plant pumpkins and squash in the same garden because they will cross pollinate, resulting in “squmpkins”

Sources:
1. “Coffee for Roses…and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening” by C.L. Fornari http://amzn.to/2rtCe2f
2. The Myth of Soil Amendments: “When transplanting trees or shrubs into landscapes, amend the backfill soil with organic matter.” by Linda Chalker-Scott https://puyallup.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/403/2015/03/soil-amendments.pdf

Sources used by Dr. Chalker-Scott for this article: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GardenProfessors/permalink/10155734393261490/

3. “How Plants Work” by Linda Chalker-Scott http://amzn.to/2rzntLu

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