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Do You Need to Use Fertilizer?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 05/23/2020

What You May Not Know About Pumpkins show art What You May Not Know About Pumpkins

Two Minutes in the Garden

They're one of the easiest plants to grow -- even if they are garden hogs -- and were one of the first vegetables ever cultivated. ALSO FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Do Leaves Rob the Soil? show art Do Leaves Rob the Soil?

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Some people are still reluctant to "leave the leaves" -- and one objection is that leaves will "rob the soil" of an essential nutrient. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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What Should We Do With Fall Leaves? show art What Should We Do With Fall Leaves?

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There's lots of good nutrients in fall leaves -- and we know not to send them to landfill -- but can we really just "leave the leaves"? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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How Deep Should You Plant Bulbs? show art How Deep Should You Plant Bulbs?

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You'll find all sorts of conflicting advice online about planting depth, but does it really make much of a difference how deep you put your bulbs? MORE FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Planting Bulbs and Keeping the Safe from Wildlife show art Planting Bulbs and Keeping the Safe from Wildlife

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When it comes to planting bulbs, you'll hear a lot of old school advice -- but how much of it should you follow? And how can you protect bulbs from squirrels and other wildlife? MORE FROM Empress of Dirt:

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When is the Best Time to Plant Bulbs? show art When is the Best Time to Plant Bulbs?

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You'll hear a lot of conflicting advice about when to plant bulbs in the fall. You have a range of options, and each has strengths and weaknesses. MORE FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Are Green Tomatoes Safe to Eat? show art Are Green Tomatoes Safe to Eat?

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Is it safe to eat green tomatoes? As with green potatoes, they do contain higher concentrations of a toxin, but is it anything to be concerned about? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Should Tomatoes Go in the Refrigerator? show art Should Tomatoes Go in the Refrigerator?

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We found the usual advice not to put potatoes in the fridge was pretty iffy, but what about their close relatives -- tomatoes? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Do Potatoes Belong in the Refrigerator? show art Do Potatoes Belong in the Refrigerator?

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The usual advice given to gardeners is not to store potatoes in the fridge. But is this good advice and what is it based on? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Storing Potatoes Safely show art Storing Potatoes Safely

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How should you store potatoes and how long will they keep? And is it safe to eat green potatoes? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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