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Two Minutes in the Garden

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Our Favorite Gardening TV Show
It's the 30th anniversary of Gardening Australia -- which is easy to find no matter where you live.
Reusing Your Christmas Tree
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
Best and Worst Bird Seed
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
Benefits of Gardening - New Research
Whether solitary or social, there's something for you in gardening -- from new university research.
Choosing Garden Seeds: GMO Seeds
Whether you're opposed to them or would love to try them, it doesn't matter--you can't have them.
Soil Testing Options for Your Garden
You decide to get your soil tested. Should you use a lab or a DIY home test kit?Read more at Empress of Dirt: Soil Testing: Home Kits versus Lab
What is pH and Why is it Important?
pH is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions -- why is this important for gardeners?
Dish Soap -- Safe for the Garden?
Dish soap is often recommended for use in the garden, but how safe is it?Read more at Empress of Dirt: Is Dish Soap Safe for the Garden?
Invasive Earthworms: Gardener's Friends, Forests' Foes
Gardeners love earthworms, but scientists looking at their effect on our forests are much less likely to praise them.Read more at Empress of Dirt: Are Earthworms Truly Good for Our Gardens?
Growing More in Less Space with Vertical Gardening
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
Do Oils, Candles, Plants Keep Mosquitoes Away?
Final part of a series on mosquitoes: If you're looking to avoid repellents, you're rolling the dice with alternatives.
Should You be Gardening by the Moon?
Lots of people enjoy moon gardening. Should you be joining them?
Gardening Without Mosquito Bites
Starting a series on mosquitoes and what we can do so they're less of a problem for us in the garden.
Can Plants Solve Air Pollution in the Home? - Part 3
New research shows plants can remove dangerous chemicals from the air -- after being genetically modified.Read more at Empress of Dirt: Do Houseplants Really Purify the Air? Spoiler Alert: No
Is it Safe to Eat Sprouting Onions?
Are onions with sprouts okay to eat? The sprouts too? Or should we just throw the whole thing out?Read more at Empress of Dirt: How to Regrow Sprouted Onion Bulbs | Are They Safe to Eat?
How to Change the Color of Hydrangea
No, not with coffee grounds or rusty nails or pennies ... but there is a metal involved.Read our detailed guide to hydrangea at Empress of Dirt: How to Identify and Prune Your Hydrangea
Backyard Farming ... in 1889!
Charles Barnard's "My Handkerchief Garden" is a pioneering and fun look at backyard farming.
Should You Use Compost Tea in Your Garden?
Wrapping up our three-episode series -- can we come to a conclusion about compost tea's effectiveness?
Do Marigolds Help Tomatoes?
Companion planting sounds like it could work, but demonstrating it has been challenging.
Watering Tips for Your Garden
Watering our gardens to do what's best for our plants while reducing our use of water.READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: 7 Smart Watering Tips for Home Gardeners
Have Fresh Flowers Through Winter
It's the end of the growing season, but by forcing bulbs indoors, you can still have fresh flowers in just a few weeks.READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: How to Force Flowering Bulbs Indoors and Get the Timing Just Right
'Days to Harvest' May Not Mean What Beginners Think
It's printed on seed packets and sounds clear, but at best it's only a rough guide.Read our detailed guide to starting seeds at Empress of Dirt: Seed Starting for Beginners: Sow Inside, Grow Outside
Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?
For a long time we had a good explanation for why leaves change colour. Now we're a little less certain.SIGN UP for our fall email series at Empress of Dirt: Get Your Fall Garden Ideas and Turn Over a New Leaf
Cover Crops in Your Home Garden
What are cover crops -- and how can you use them in your garden?
How to Hand-Feed Wild Birds
Fall and winter provide the best opportunities to handfeed birds. How can you improve your chances of success?READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: How to Hand-Feed Wild Birds
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Aug 21st, 2018
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Dec 16th, 2019
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