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Two Minutes in the Garden: Gardening Tips, Science, Myths

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Bite-sized informative updates on gardening basics, solutions, myths, news and other subjects of interest to gardeners both new and experienced. From the popular Empress of Dirt website (empressofdirt.net), home of creative and frugal ideas for your backyard garden.

Bite-sized informative updates on gardening basics, solutions, myths, news and other subjects of interest to gardeners both new and experienced. From the popular Empress of Dirt website (empressofdirt.net), home of creative and frugal ideas for your backyard garden.

Location:

Canada

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Bite-sized informative updates on gardening basics, solutions, myths, news and other subjects of interest to gardeners both new and experienced. From the popular Empress of Dirt website (empressofdirt.net), home of creative and frugal ideas for your backyard garden.

Language:

English


Episodes

Get Free Plants You'll Love with Cuttings

8/7/2020
There are different ways to make cuttings and different times of the year to make them, but they're all pretty easy to learn. READ MORE from Empress of Dirt: How to Grow Softwood Cuttings (7 Easy Steps) 40 Shrubs & Vines to Grow from Hardwood Cuttings How to Root Pothos Cuttings How to Grow Hydrangea from Cuttings How to Grow Clematis from Cuttings How to Grow African Violets from Leaf Cuttings

Duration:00:05:19

Preventing Pests Organically with Diatomaceous Earth

8/3/2020
It's used in all sorts of things from pool filters to kitty litter -- and in gardening diatomaceous earth is touted as an effective organic pesticide. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: How to Build a Simple Staircase Plant Stand

Duration:00:05:48

How to Grow Bee Balm and Attract Pollinators

7/31/2020
It's a very popular garden flower from the mint family that not only adds vibrant colour to your garden, but also attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: How to Grow Bee Balm (Monarda) and Attract Pollinators

Duration:00:04:16

Tomatoes: The Most Popular Garden Veggie

7/28/2020
It's one of the most popular plants grown in gardens around the world -- and one of the biggest vegetable crops worldwide. But it wasn't always that way. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: 12 Super Simple Garden Art Ideas

Duration:00:05:16

Preventing Blossom-End Rot

7/24/2020
We'd all prefer a simple solution, but preventing blossom-end rot isn't as easy as adding calcium to your soil -- or even consistent watering. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: 20 Ideas For Old Doors and Windows in the Garden

Duration:00:07:01

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

7/20/2020
What can you do to avoid getting Japanese beetles in your garden -- or at least reduce the damage they do? And do traps do more harm than good? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: Grow a Fall-Winter Vegetable Garden (and When to Start)

Duration:00:07:56

Japanese Beetles: The Basics

7/17/2020
They only live about 10-15% of their lives above ground, but as both larvae and adults, Japanese beetles can do a lot of damage to your garden. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: How to Grow Softwood Cuttings (7 Easy Steps)

Duration:00:04:27

Which Bees Should We Worry About?

7/11/2020
Gardeners love bees and what they do for our gardens. But some bees get a lot more attention than others. And that may not be good for bees in general. ALSO FROM Empress of Dirt: Popular Garden Myths We've All Fallen For

Duration:00:04:48

Identifying and Treating Plant Disease

7/8/2020
Fungicides and other sprays. And can you really identify diseases from symptoms? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: How to Make Decorative Garden Art Balls (Expert Tips)

Duration:00:04:24

Controlling Disease in Your Garden

7/5/2020
We're never going to stop them entirely, but what can we do to reduce our risk of losing plants to disease? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: How to Make a Fence Taller for Better Privacy

Duration:00:04:58

Disease in Your Garden: The Challenges

7/2/2020
One of the big challenges with plant diseases is that the symptoms plants display can be the same for a variety of diseases. And there are thousands and thousands of plant diseases. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: 37 Favorite Garden Quotes, Memes, and Quirky Expressions

Duration:00:04:13

Plant Diseases: A First Look

6/29/2020
Plant diseases take away from our enjoyment of gardening and undo our hard work. Before we can figure out how to avoid them, we need to understand what diseases are. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: How to Grow Bee Balm (Monarda) and Attract Pollinators

Duration:00:04:10

Growing Lavender in Your Garden

6/24/2020
It's been a garden favorite for hundreds of years. And with about 40 species and hundreds of varieties, you can likely find one perfect for your garden. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: Lavender Growing Tips and Easy Mistakes to Avoid

Duration:00:04:53

Stay Safe From the Sun While Gardening

6/21/2020
Gardeners spend a lot of time under the hot sun -- and UV rays are the main cause of skin cancer, sunburn and aging skin. What's the best way to stay safe? POPULAR THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt: How to Start a Pond in Your Backyard

Duration:00:05:36

Companion Planting: Why the Skepticism?

6/17/2020
Science supports many of the principles of companion planting, but the specific companion plant recommendations you see everywhere are a different story. NEW THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt: Types of Clematis and How to Identify Yours

Duration:00:06:31

How Companion Planting Might Work

6/14/2020
Current evidence may be skimpy, but there's reason to think that there could be something to companion planting. POPULAR THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt: How To Grow Fairy Carrots In Jars

Duration:00:04:15

Companion Planting: A First Look

6/11/2020
It's a gardening practice that has won a lot of supporters over the years -- and plenty of skeptics too. What is companion planting and how might it help in the garden? POPULAR THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt: How to Grow Mango from Seed

Duration:00:04:47

Removing Weeds From Your Garden

6/8/2020
When your prevention efforts fail -- and they will -- then what? It helps to know a few things about the weeds you're trying to remove. POPULAR THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt: How to Make Decorative Garden Art Balls

Duration:00:04:03

Don't Accidentally Add Weeds to Your Garden

6/5/2020
Weed seeds can sneak into your garden with anything you put in or on your soil. Also: one easy way to get rid of many weeds. POPULAR THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt: 20 Beautiful Backyard Pond Ideas For All Budgets

Duration:00:03:55

How to Get Fewer Weeds

6/1/2020
You'll never prevent weeds from getting to your garden, but there are things you can do to reduce the number you get. NEW THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt: Do Oils, Candles, and Certain Plants Keep Mosquitoes Away?

Duration:00:05:04