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Nutrients Your Plants Need to Thrive

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 05/11/2020

When to Harvest Potatoes show art When to Harvest Potatoes

Two Minutes in the Garden

They're the world's most popular vegetable. End of the season is the time to harvest mature potatoes, but you have to be careful when you do. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Growing Chard in Your Garden show art Growing Chard in Your Garden

Two Minutes in the Garden

It may not the world's best known vegetable, but Swiss chard is a favorite for many gardeners all through the fall. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Choosing Plants for Alternative Lawns show art Choosing Plants for Alternative Lawns

Two Minutes in the Garden

If not chosen carefully, plants for alternative lawns can end up being mushy or patchy and needing frequent reseeding. And you'll probably want a mix of several different kinds. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Lawn Alternatives: What Will the Neighbors Think? show art Lawn Alternatives: What Will the Neighbors Think?

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Some lawn alternatives can be pretty wild -- maybe too wild for your neighbours or your neighbourhood, but there are way to help manage that. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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The Search For Alternative Lawns show art The Search For Alternative Lawns

Two Minutes in the Garden

When we talk about alternative lawns, we could mean an alternative TO a lawn -- such as a meadow -- or an alternative FORM of something we'd still recognize as a lawn. You can take either path. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: BOOKS mentioned in this episode: by Lionel Smith by Owen Wormser

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Lawns: Both Loved and Loathed show art Lawns: Both Loved and Loathed

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We're less obsessed today with the traditional "perfect lawn" -- and the water and chemicals needed to achieve it. But lawns aren't going away -- and there's increased interest in alternative kinds of lawns. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Roots We Use to Make New Plants show art Roots We Use to Make New Plants

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We rely on adventitious roots for plant propagation -- as does the horticultural industry. Sometimes we force them and with some plants they happen naturally. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Healthy Shoots Need Healthy Roots show art Healthy Shoots Need Healthy Roots

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Flowers, leaves and stems need healthy roots to thrive. And how far from the trunk do a tree's roots extend? POPULAR THIS WEEK at Empress of Dirt:

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Understanding Plant Roots show art Understanding Plant Roots

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How do plant roots work? What are the different kinds of roots -- and why are they important to plants? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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The Best Way to Store Seeds show art The Best Way to Store Seeds

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What's the best way to store your leftover seeds? Or is there a best way? Is the fridge better than a drawer? And what about a freezer? POPULAR THIS WEEK from Empress of Dirt:

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There are about 20 nutrients plants need, but only a handful that gardeners have to spend much time thinking about.

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