From gender-defined peppers to fizzy drinks for plants – James Wong highlights the gardening world’s tall tales
I love social media. In between the selfies and cat pictures, it can be a truly amazing way of connecting people across the planet with similar interests. However, for every ingenious gardening tip based on great evidence that I see as I scroll down the feeds, there does seems to be an equal number of claims that simply don’t stack up. In fact, in my experience, some of the most commonly shared ones are just straight-up fallacies. With that in mind, here’s some simple science to help you sift the facts from fiction with three of the commonest far-fetched claims.