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If you are interested in gardening (why else are you here?) and the science behind gardening, The Garden Professors is exactly what you want. They – a group of horticulture professors from several states – post frequent and highly interesting articles. This past week has covered every thing from possible hazards of compost tea to the LD50 of coffee to a review of a classic organic gardening book. Every Friday there is a puzzle – usually on what went wrong with a plant. If you’re looking for a challenge, try these out.

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Excellent article on NPR “Why Leaves Really Fall Off Tree“s by Robert Krulwich

You think you know why leaves fall off trees. Well, you’re wrong. It’s not the wind. It’s not the cold.

It’s because trees use “scissors” to cut their leaves off.””

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