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Two Minutes in the Garden

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.
    Soil Testing -- Lab vs Home Test Kit05/24/2019
    2:51
  2. 2.
    Soil Testing Options for Your Garden05/22/2019
    2:53
  3. 3.
    Should You Get Your Garden Soil Tested?05/20/2019
    2:56
  4. 4.
    What is pH and Why is it Important?05/17/2019
    2:59
  5. 5.
    Are Tastier Tomatoes on the Way?05/15/2019
    2:45
  6. 6.
    Do Oils, Candles, Plants Keep Mosquitoes Away?05/13/2019
    2:57
  7. 7.
    Four Proven Mosquito Repellents05/10/2019
    2:57
  8. 8.
    Alternatives to DEET in the Garden05/08/2019
    2:49
  1. 9.
    Gardening Without Mosquito Bites05/06/2019
    2:57
  2. 10.
    Dubious Method for Weed Control05/02/2019
    2:53
  3. 11.
    Backyard Farming ... in 1889!04/29/2019
    2:51
  4. 12.
    What to Do if You Find Bones in Your Garden04/26/2019
    2:37
  5. 13.
    Were Vegetables More Nutritious in the Past?04/23/2019
    2:49
  6. 14.
    Is Gardening as Good as Going to the Gym?04/19/2019
    2:53
  7. 15.
    Do Feeders Increase Bird-Window Collisions?04/17/2019
    2:42
  8. 16.
    Reducing Bird-Window Collisions04/14/2019
    2:46
  9. 17.
    Are People Oblivious to Plants?04/11/2019
    2:46
  10. 18.
    Should You be Gardening by the Moon?04/07/2019
    2:46
  11. 19.
    Can Gardening Help our Memory as We Get Older?04/04/2019
    2:58
  12. 20.
    Do Pine Needles Make Soil Acidic?04/01/2019
    2:48
  13. 21.
    Do Marigolds Help Tomatoes?03/29/2019
    2:44
  14. 22.
    Get Ready for Hummingbirds!03/26/2019
    2:47
  15. 23.
    Spring Checklist - Time to Get Started!03/23/2019
    2:48
  16. 24.
    A Butterfly's Astonishing Migration03/20/2019
    2:56
  17. 25.
    Our Favorite Gardening TV Show03/15/2019
    2:53
  18. 26.
    Do Hummingbird Feeders Spread Disease?03/14/2019
    2:45
  19. 27.
    How to Change the Color of Hydrangea03/11/2019
    2:56
  20. 28.
    Should You Use Compost Tea in Your Garden?03/08/2019
    2:51
  21. 29.
    The Compost Tea Debate - Part 203/06/2019
    2:59
  22. 30.
    The Compost Tea Debate - Part 103/04/2019
    2:52
  23. 31.
    Can Plants Solve Air Pollution in the Home? - Part 302/28/2019
    2:55
  24. 32.
    Plants as Air Purifiers - Part 202/25/2019
    2:46
  25. 33.
    Do Plants Remove Chemicals from Our Air?02/22/2019
    2:49
  26. 34.
    Is it Safe to Eat Sprouting Onions?02/19/2019
    2:37
  27. 35.
    Keeping Birds Safer from Cats in the Garden02/16/2019
    2:52
  28. 36.
    Should Cats Roam Free?02/13/2019
    2:48
  29. 37.
    How Frost Harms Gardens02/11/2019
    2:55
  30. 38.
    'Days to Harvest' May Not Mean What Beginners Think02/08/2019
    2:42
  31. 39.
    FAQ - Starting Seeds Indoors for Beginners02/06/2019
    2:52
  32. 40.
    Starting Seeds Indoors in Winter02/04/2019
    2:47
  33. 41.
    How Do Birds Survive the Cold?02/01/2019
    2:43
  34. 42.
    Do Plants Hear Water?01/30/2019
    2:46
  35. 43.
    Can Plants Hear?01/28/2019
    2:49
  36. 44.
    How to Make DIY Beeswax Wraps01/25/2019
    2:49
  37. 45.
    Is it Okay to Feed Birds?01/23/2019
    2:51
  38. 46.
    Which Bird Feeders Attract Birds01/21/2019
    2:57
  39. 47.
    Best Bird Seed Mix01/18/2019
    2:58
  40. 48.
    Best and Worst Bird Seed01/16/2019
    2:55
  41. 49.
    Gardeners Love Feeding Birds01/13/2019
    2:50
  42. 50.
    Benefits of Gardening - New Research01/10/2019
    2:36
  43. 51.
    Legionnaires' Disease from Potting Mix?01/07/2019
    2:49
  44. 52.
    Planning the Year Ahead with Seed Catalogs01/01/2019
    2:40
  45. 53.
    Reusing Your Christmas Tree12/26/2018
    2:44
  46. 54.
    Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh12/23/2018
    2:43
  47. 55.
    Do Gardening Anecdotes Make Good Evidence?12/20/2018
    2:48
  48. 56.
    Poinsettias: Keeping them Year-Round (and No, Not Poisonous)12/18/2018
    2:53
  49. 57.
    Christmas Cactus: What are They and How to Help Them Bloom12/15/2018
    2:51
  50. 58.
    Growing More in Less Space with Vertical Gardening12/12/2018
    2:52
  51. 59.
    Are Native Plants Better for Gardens?12/09/2018
    2:54
  52. 60.
    Native vs Non-Native: A First Look12/06/2018
    2:50
  53. 61.
    Fixing a Smelly Compost Pile12/04/2018
    2:51
  54. 62.
    Gift Ideas for the Garden Nerd12/01/2018
    3:15
  55. 63.
    How to Keep Composting in Winter11/28/2018
    2:50
  56. 64.
    Compost for Your Garden: Getting the Right Brown-Green Mix11/26/2018
    2:57
  57. 65.
    Compost for Your Garden: Browns and Greens11/23/2018
    2:53
  58. 66.
    Compost for Your Garden: An Introduction11/20/2018
    2:52
  59. 67.
    Growing Vegetables in Your Garden Year-Round11/16/2018
    2:45
  60. 68.
    Do Homemade Rooting Hormones Work?11/13/2018
    2:44
  61. 69.
    Are Avocado Seeds Safe to Eat?11/10/2018
    2:53
  62. 70.
    Are Banana Peels Good for the Garden?11/07/2018
    2:35
  63. 71.
    Is Baking Soda Safe in the Garden?11/04/2018
    2:51
  64. 72.
    Coffee Grounds in the Garden - Myth and Reality11/01/2018
    2:49
  65. 73.
    Dish Soap -- Safe for the Garden?10/29/2018
    2:54
  66. 74.
    Is Salt Safe for the Garden?10/26/2018
    2:58
  67. 75.
    Does Vinegar Kill Weeds?10/23/2018
    2:57
  68. 76.
    Too Late to Plant Trees this Fall?10/20/2018
    2:46
  69. 77.
    Too Late to Plant Bulbs this Fall?10/18/2018
    2:45
  70. 78.
    Are Halloween Pumpkins Edible?10/16/2018
    2:50
  71. 79.
    Bee Hotels in the Garden10/13/2018
    2:47
  72. 80.
    Choosing Garden Seeds: Heirloom Seeds10/11/2018
    2:57
  73. 81.
    Choosing Garden Seeds: Organic Seeds10/09/2018
    2:55
  74. 82.
    Choosing Garden Seeds: Hybrid Seeds10/06/2018
    2:51
  75. 83.
    Planting Fall Mums as Perennials10/04/2018
    2:46
  76. 84.
    Choosing Garden Seeds: Open-Pollinated Seeds10/02/2018
    2:58
  77. 85.
    Choosing Garden Seeds: GMO Seeds09/29/2018
    2:32
  78. 86.
    Do Pot Shards and Gravel Improve Drainage?09/27/2018
    2:39
  79. 87.
    Using Fall Leaves as Mulch and Compost09/24/2018
    2:30
  80. 88.
    First Look at Bees09/21/2018
    2:49
  81. 89.
    Fall Pruning Plan09/19/2018
    2:20
  82. 90.
    Invasive Earthworms: Gardener's Friends, Forests' Foes09/16/2018
    2:52
  83. 91.
    Hummingbird Feeders in the Fall09/13/2018
    2:40
  84. 92.
    Does Talking to Plants Help Them Grow?09/10/2018
    2:50
  85. 93.
    Rooftop Farms: Growing Food in Cities09/07/2018
    2:46
  86. 94.
    Night Lighting09/04/2018
    2:57
  87. 95.
    Digging or No Digging?08/31/2018
    2:38
  88. 96.
    The Danger of Overwatering08/29/2018
    2:03
  89. 97.
    Are Epsom Salts Good for Plants?08/27/2018
    2:20
  90. 98.
    Japanese Beetles: How They Got Here, What Can Be Done08/24/2018
    2:36
  91. 99.
    Benefits of Joining a Fruit Sharing Program08/21/2018
    2:24

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