The question in this post from The Kitchen is should you blanch vegetables with the lid on or off? The answer came from America's Test Kitchen by way of Cooks Illustrated. The answer is that it doesn't matter.
I am a big fan of America's Test Kitchen. Their programs are professional, credible and entertaining. Christopher Kimball and his crew have done a great job in developing this business over the years. Neat people!
If there are many myths in the cooking world, there are just as many in the world of houseplants and container gardening. It is chock full of myths and old wives' tales. This stuff gets handed down from mother to daughter, from grandmother to granddaughter and then houseplant books are written about it. Drain hole top watering in clay pots is a good example
The sad part is that no one from professional circles debunks it. It's one thing that it has created unnecessary waste in the houseplant field, but it now seriously impacts our ability to grow our own food.
There should be an "America's Test Garden" program following the exact same format as America's Test Kitchen. We need facts and researched truths instead of myths. What do you think Christopher?