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Nitrogen: The Most Important Nutrient for Your Plants

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 01/06/2020

Extending the Longevity of Seeds show art Extending the Longevity of Seeds

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There have been seeds that remained viable after more than 1,000 years, but we're usually happy with 5 or 6. How can we extend the life of seeds? READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt:

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The best ways to improve your chances of avoiding damping-off -- and how basic plant care and seed starting mix help. READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt:

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It's the biggest threat your seedlings may face -- diseases caused by fungi and other pathogens in the soil. READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt:

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Seedlings need water, but you can give them too much of a good thing. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt:

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The Right Lights for Starting Seeds show art The Right Lights for Starting Seeds

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Even experienced gardeners can feel anxiety about all the choices for lighting, but it doesn't have to be that complicated. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt:

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Starting Seeds: Temperature and Planting Depth show art Starting Seeds: Temperature and Planting Depth

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Continuing our look at what seeds need in the stages leading up to germination. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt:

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Part one of a series on starting seeds indoors. We start off start off with a look at when to start seeds and what they need to germinate. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt:

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When we start plants from seeds, our first goal is germination. And it usually happens ... even though plants have developed a range of ways to block it. READ MORE from Empress of Dirt:

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We know seeds are important for gardeners, but much of the world's nutrition also comes from seeds. READ MORE from Empress of Dirt:

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Some of our vegetables are fruits, most of the nuts we eat aren't nuts and our berries aren't berries -- but a tomato is. READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt:

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Plants can't grow without it. And yet, despite the fact that nitrogen is everywhere, plants can still struggle to get enough of it.

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