I know this is difficult to believe but researchers at the James Hutton Institute, University of Aberdeen, have found that PLANTS CAN TALK! The study demonstrated that plants are able to send a warning to another plant that “APHIDS ARE COMING”. WATCH OUT! The plants then sends out a chemical signal that repels aphids but attracts wasps, a natural aphid predator. The discovery could lead to farms using this as an advance warning system for their crops. A sacrificial plant could be planted away from the main crop and send a warning to the rest of the plants as a predator approaches. Doesn’t that sound like science fiction? But it really is fact not fiction.
Soon the Penn Avenue store will have a street construction interruption and you will be unable to drive into the parking lot but we will be here to take calls (612-922-6901) and answer questions too. If there are some plants that you need, it may be available at the Bloomington store, 2100 w. Old Shakopee Road, 952-884-7889, or the store in Hugo. If you need delivery, let us know!
Remember that soon you may need to mulch the garden, fertilize, or pull some weeds. Whatever you need, enjoy the time spent and reap the rewards!