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Bite-sized informative updates on gardening basics, gardening myths 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, gardening myths 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.
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Canada

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Bite-sized informative updates on gardening basics, gardening myths 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.

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English


Episodes

Which Bird Feeders Attract Birds

1/20/2019
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As with seeds, different bird species prefer different kinds of feeders. Read more at Empress of Dirt: How to Choose the Right Birdseed for Backyard Birds and Avoid Feeder Problems

Duration:00:02:57

Best Bird Seed Mix

1/17/2019
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To attract the most birds, you'll want a mix of seeds. Here are six to try and one to avoid. Read more at Empress of Dirt: How to Choose the Right Birdseed for Backyard Birds and Avoid Feeder Problems

Duration:00:02:58

Best and Worst Bird Seed

1/15/2019
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Different birds prefer different seeds, but some are much more liked than others. Read more at Empress of Dirt: How to Choose the Right Birdseed for Backyard Birds and Avoid Feeder Problems

Duration:00:02:55

Gardeners Love Feeding Birds

1/13/2019
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It's one of the most popular ways that people interact with wild animals.

Duration:00:02:50

Benefits of Gardening - New Research

1/9/2019
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Whether solitary or social, there's something for you in gardening -- from new university research.

Duration:00:02:36

Legionnaires' Disease from Potting Mix?

1/6/2019
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It's a story that's been making the rounds. Some gardeners are skeptical. Is it legit?

Duration:00:02:49

Planning the Year Ahead with Seed Catalogs

1/1/2019
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Seed catalogs have been part of the gardner's planning process for over a century.

Duration:00:02:40

Reusing Your Christmas Tree

12/25/2018
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You could just put the tree out for recycling -- or try one of the creative projects we've listed. Read more at Empress of Dirt: 25 Creative Ways to Reuse Christmas Trees

Duration:00:02:44

Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh

12/22/2018
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Lots of water? YES! Bleach? NO! Antitranspirant sprays? Probably not.

Duration:00:02:43

Do Gardening Anecdotes Make Good Evidence?

12/19/2018
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Lots of gardeners swear by techniques they say work for them. How convinced should you be?

Duration:00:02:48

Poinsettias: Keeping them Year-Round (and No, Not Poisonous)

12/17/2018
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You can keep poinsettias through the year. And they aren't going to kill you or your pets. Read more at Empress of Dirt: How to Grow Poinsettias Indoors and Make Them Rebloom

Duration:00:02:52

Christmas Cactus: What are They and How to Help Them Bloom

12/14/2018
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Looking at Christmas and Thanksgiving cacti and how to encourage blooming. Read more at Empress of Dirt: Holiday Cactus Care and Blooming Tips

Duration:00:02:51

Growing More in Less Space with Vertical Gardening

12/11/2018
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A new book -- Vertical Vegetables by Amy Andrychowicz -- will help you build your garden upward. Read more at Empress of Dirt: Life as a Gardener in Minneapolis | Get Busy Gardening

Duration:00:02:52

Are Native Plants Better for Gardens?

12/8/2018
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What are native plants and are they always better for our gardens?

Duration:00:02:54

Native vs Non-Native: A First Look

12/5/2018
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Many resources have been devoted to removing nonnatives, but it's not as straightforward as it may seem.

Duration:00:02:50

Fixing a Smelly Compost Pile

12/3/2018
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Why does my compost pile smell so bad? It shouldn't -- and it can be fixed.

Duration:00:02:51

Gift Ideas for the Garden Nerd

11/30/2018
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There'll be a lot of gifts being given over the next few weeks. If you're looking for ideas, we have some! Read more at Empress of Dirt: 20 Essential Gifts For Garden Nerds

Duration:00:03:15

How to Keep Composting in Winter

11/27/2018
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Yes, you can keep composting over the winter, even if you live somewhere with freezing temperatures. Read more at Empress of Dirt: Easy Winter Composting in a Cold Climate

Duration:00:02:50

Compost for Your Garden: Getting the Right Brown-Green Mix

11/25/2018
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Three greens for one brown! Or is that three browns for one green? Two? Or is it 30 to 1?

Duration:00:02:57

Compost for Your Garden: Browns and Greens

11/22/2018
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One of the key ways we manage our compost pile is making sure we get a good mix of carbon and nitrogen. Read more at Empress of Dirt: Composting 101: Slow & Fast Methods

Duration:00:02:53