Research Before You Retweet: Gardening in the Age of Social Media


Elizabeth does a great job explaining why it’s important to know the source before sharing information online. Great explanations for why we should/should not use some of the household remedies we see online!

Husker Hort

Blossom end rot on tomato. Maintain consistent moisture, try mulching tomatoes first. Don't reach for the Epsom salts.  Blossom end rot on tomato. Maintain consistent moisture. Try mulching tomatoes instead of reaching for the Epsom salts.

Without a doubt the interest in gardening and landscaping has been on the rise for many years. In order to find information on how to garden in the past, you had to know who to ask or what book to look in. Today the places to find information are endless. Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and the internet all have gardening information that is easily shared among friends and followers alike. Sometimes these ideas are tried and true while others are more “too good to be true.” I might not be the first to say it, but you can’t believe everything you read on the internet.

Through my job with Nebraska Extension, I educate people using science-based information that comes from research. This ensures the information that I give out has been researched by…

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About jenreesources

I'm the Crops and Water Extension Educator for York and Seward counties in Nebraska with a focus in irrigated crop production and plant pathology.

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