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Plant Diseases: A First Look

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 06/30/2020

Using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to Control Pests show art Using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to Control Pests

Two Minutes in the Garden

It's a popular organic insecticide touted for being effective on caterpillars and harmless to people. How does it work? And does it live up to its billing? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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How Flowers Communicate with Pollinators show art How Flowers Communicate with Pollinators

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Some plants have developed flowers that send a message to pollinators -- hey come check this out, you won't be disappointed. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 3) show art Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 3)

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Concluding our look at moon gardening. Is there reason to believe we'd get better results in the garden if we planted by moon phases and the zodiac? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 2) show art Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 2)

Two Minutes in the Garden

Lots of people love to do it, others have a hard time taking it seriously. Much of the growth in popularity in moon gardening over the last century is due to the influence of Rudolf Steiner. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 1) show art Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 1)

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Lots of people love to do it ... many others think it's wacky. Is there any basis for gardening by the phase of the moon? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Straw Bale Gardening: An Introduction show art Straw Bale Gardening: An Introduction

Two Minutes in the Garden

It's been riding a wave of popularity since Joel Karsten's book came out in 2013. What is straw bale gardening, and why might you want to try it? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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What is Square Foot Gardening? show art What is Square Foot Gardening?

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Millions of people have bought the book. Is square foot gardening something you might want to try in your garden? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Using Milk in the Garden show art Using Milk in the Garden

Two Minutes in the Garden

You name it, and milk is suggested as a solution in the garden -- a fungicide, insecticide, bactericide, fertilizer, biostimulant, disinfectant, hand sanitizer and more. Is there actually something to it? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Should We Leave the Dandelions? show art Should We Leave the Dandelions?

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They're not always the most welcome plant in the garden, although many people like to have dandelions -- for themselves and ... maybe for bees too? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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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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Plant diseases take away from our enjoyment of gardening and undo our hard work. Before we can figure out how to avoid them, we need to understand what diseases are.

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