Do you know your seeds and bugs?
Shauna Dobbie has some pointed questions for you. She’s here to clear up a few misunderstandings and propagate a few garden truths. Test your knowledge by answering true or false to the following questions. 1. Seedless watermelons are grown from seed. 2. Packets of seed left over from last spring are definitely no good now.
3. When you start seeds indoors too early, the plants get long and spindly because they haven’t got enough soil. 4. To get your seeds to germinate faster, sow them in rich soil 5. Pick your pansies before they’re spent if you want them to rebloom. 6. Petunias lose their scent after they’ve been open a few days because they’re getting old. 7. Bees are crucial to the production of one-third of our food. 8. Peony buds won’t open if there are no ants to clean the sticky nectar off them. 9. Ants attack ladybugs. 10. If you see a little insect that looks like a six-legged alligator, bluish black with orange spots, stop drinking alcohol in the garden. Find answers on page 46.
Did ants cause this peony bud to open?