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

By Empress of Dirt

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.

  1. 1.
    Introduction to Hydroponics (For Soil Gardeners)
    7:50
  2. 2.
    Planting Garlic in the Fall
    7:43
  3. 3.
    An Introduction to Seed Saving
    8:04
  4. 4.
    Growing Asters for Vibrant Fall Colors
    8:13
  5. 5.
    Using Keiki Paste to Clone Orchids and Grow Other Plants
    6:27
  6. 6.
    Hollyhock Rust - And How to Deal With It
    6:55
  7. 7.
    Rooting Hormone Alternatives -- Do They Work?
    6:44
  8. 8.
    Rooting Hormones for Successful Cuttings
    7:00
  1. 9.
    Do You Need Soil Amendments?
    5:46
  2. 10.
    Improving Your Garden Drainage
    7:59
  3. 11.
    Nematodes: Good or Bad for the Garden?
    7:53
  4. 12.
    Compost Tea: Does it Help the Garden?
    8:34
  5. 13.
    The Debate About Epsom Salt (Part 2)
    7:57
  6. 14.
    The Debate About Epsom Salt (Part 1)
    7:47
  7. 15.
    Variegated Leaves: Causes and How to Keep Them
    6:22
  8. 16.
    Do Sunflowers Move to Follow the Sun?
    8:18
  9. 17.
    Sunflowers: Not Always What They Seem to Be
    7:35
  10. 18.
    How to Grow Sunflowers in Your Garden
    6:12
  11. 19.
    Double Flowers ... and Their Value to Pollinators
    6:38
  12. 20.
    Preventing Heat Damage to Your Plants
    5:58
  13. 21.
    Bolting Vegetables: Can You Prevent It?
    6:02
  14. 22.
    The Science Behind Pruning and Deadheading
    7:12
  15. 23.
    Powdery Mildew: How to Treat or Avoid It
    8:23
  16. 24.
    Using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to Control Pests
    9:57
  17. 25.
    How Flowers Communicate with Pollinators
    6:26
  18. 26.
    Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 3)
    7:17
  19. 27.
    Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 2)
    7:33
  20. 28.
    Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 1)
    8:05
  21. 29.
    Straw Bale Gardening: An Introduction
    6:28
  22. 30.
    What is Square Foot Gardening?
    6:42
  23. 31.
    Using Milk in the Garden
    5:51
  24. 32.
    Should We Leave the Dandelions?
    7:51
  25. 33.
    What Does it Mean to Garden Organically?
    7:13
  26. 34.
    Can You Propagate a Patented Plant?
    7:02
  27. 35.
    Using Neem Oil as an Organic Insecticide
    8:14
  28. 36.
    Aphids and How to Control Them (Part 2)
    6:33
  29. 37.
    Aphids and How to Control Them (Part 1)
    6:11
  30. 38.
    Mulch: What It Is and Why You Should Use It
    5:59
  31. 39.
    Protecting Seedlings from Damping-Off
    7:05
  32. 40.
    The Strengths of No-Dig ... and Objections
    8:37
  33. 41.
    The Growth of No-Dig Gardening
    7:32
  34. 42.
    Does Brushing Seedlings Make Them Stronger?
    5:41
  35. 43.
    Should We Be Shaking Our Houseplants?
    5:51
  36. 44.
    Welcome Back Hummingbirds!
    5:21
  37. 45.
    How Salt Can Injure Your Plants
    8:23
  38. 46.
    How Important is a Soil Test?
    5:53
  39. 47.
    Self-Seeding Plants Can Save Money and Effort
    5:16
  40. 48.
    Types of Seeds for Your Garden
    8:42
  41. 49.
    Can You Clone Plants Through Seeds?
    5:46
  42. 50.
    What's the Problem With Starting Seeds Early?
    6:36

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