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Removing Weeds From Your Garden

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 06/09/2020

What Does it Mean to Garden Organically? show art What Does it Mean to Garden Organically?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Most of us would probably say we garden organically to some degree -- and maybe entirely. But what is organic gardening, exactly? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Can You Propagate a Patented Plant? show art Can You Propagate a Patented Plant?

Two Minutes in the Garden

You buy a plant from the garden center, bring it home, love it, and decide to divide it or take some cuttings so you can have even more. But in some cases you're actually breaking the law. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Using Neem Oil as an Organic Insecticide show art Using Neem Oil as an Organic Insecticide

Two Minutes in the Garden

It's widely touted as a safe, organic alternative to synthetic pesticides, and it will kill a long list of pests. But neem oil isn't for everyone. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Aphids and How to Control Them (Part 2) show art Aphids and How to Control Them (Part 2)

Two Minutes in the Garden

They can drain the energy out of your plants and inject them with viruses. What can we do to stop aphids? What about ladybugs? Diatomaceous earth? Sticky traps? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Aphids and How to Control Them (Part 1) show art Aphids and How to Control Them (Part 1)

Two Minutes in the Garden

They're tiny insects that can sap plants of their energy, give them viruses, and coat them with black mold. They're also born pregnant and can quickly multiply on your plants. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Mulch: What It Is and Why You Should Use It show art Mulch: What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Two Minutes in the Garden

It's not just some pretty decoration for your garden! Mulch delivers benefits to your plants, your soil ... and will even save you some work. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Protecting Seedlings from Damping-Off show art Protecting Seedlings from Damping-Off

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One of the biggest threats our new seedlings face is damping-off. What can we do to improve our odds of avoiding it? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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The Strengths of No-Dig ... and Objections show art The Strengths of No-Dig ... and Objections

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What is it about the no-dig approach that is so appealing, what are some of the objections, and what does the research say? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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The Growth of No-Dig Gardening show art The Growth of No-Dig Gardening

Two Minutes in the Garden

No-dig methods lower the apprehension of many new gardeners and have attracted lots of adherents over the years. Others question if a garden can really go without a good digging. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Does Brushing Seedlings Make Them Stronger? show art Does Brushing Seedlings Make Them Stronger?

Two Minutes in the Garden

You can help strengthen your seedlings by giving them a quick, gentle brushing -- maybe with your hand or something lighter. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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When your prevention efforts fail -- and they will -- then what? It helps to know a few things about the weeds you're trying to remove.

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