• Is it a Horticultural Myth?

Is it a Horticultural Myth?

  • Thu, February 22, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mission Hills United Church of Christ Hall, 4070 Jackdaw St. SD 92103


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Is it a Horticultural Myth?

It's easy to find gardening advice online - but how much of it makes sense?

Join us for some Horticultural Myth Busting where we will cover topics including:  Should I put banana peels on my plants? Do eggshells, aspirin, Epsom salts or Tums cure blossom end rot on tomatoes? Will a “penny ball” drive away snails and slugs? Can copper nails kill trees?  Should I put gravel in the bottom of a container to improve drainage?  Are bananas slightly radioactive? Which plants can hurt me? Are green potatoes bad for me? What are some facts (not so fun!) about our new invasive mosquito species, the “ankle biter” or yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti?

Dawn Standke has been a Master Gardener since 2005. In addition to debunking horticultural myths, Dawn likes to grow fruit, vegetables, and plants that attract birds and butterflies.
Before becoming a Master Gardener Dawn worked as a computer programmer. She has degrees in computer science, math, and a master's degree in computer engineering with an emphasis on artificial intelligence. (She likes gardening more, though!)

Members Free; Guests $5

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