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Plant Diseases: A First Look

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 06/30/2020

The Weed that Became One of the World's Most Important Plants show art The Weed that Became One of the World's Most Important Plants

Two Minutes in the Garden

If you found thale cress in your garden, you'd probably pull it out. Even insects don't find it interesting. But much of what we know about flowering plants comes from this weed. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Get Free Plants You'll Love with Cuttings show art Get Free Plants You'll Love with Cuttings

Two Minutes in the Garden

There are different ways to make cuttings and different times of the year to make them, but they're all pretty easy to learn. READ MORE from Empress of Dirt:

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Preventing Pests Organically with Diatomaceous Earth show art Preventing Pests Organically with Diatomaceous Earth

Two Minutes in the Garden

It's used in all sorts of things from pool filters to kitty litter -- and in gardening diatomaceous earth is touted as an effective organic pesticide. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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How to Grow Bee Balm and Attract Pollinators show art How to Grow Bee Balm and Attract Pollinators

Two Minutes in the Garden

It's a very popular garden flower from the mint family that not only adds vibrant colour to your garden, but also attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt:

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Tomatoes: The Most Popular Garden Veggie show art Tomatoes: The Most Popular Garden Veggie

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It's one of the most popular plants grown in gardens around the world -- and one of the biggest vegetable crops worldwide. But it wasn't always that way. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Preventing Blossom-End Rot show art Preventing Blossom-End Rot

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We'd all prefer a simple solution, but preventing blossom-end rot isn't as easy as adding calcium to your soil -- or even consistent watering. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles show art How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

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What can you do to avoid getting Japanese beetles in your garden -- or at least reduce the damage they do? And do traps do more harm than good? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Japanese Beetles: The Basics show art Japanese Beetles: The Basics

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They only live about 10-15% of their lives above ground, but as both larvae and adults, Japanese beetles can do a lot of damage to your garden. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Is That a Bee? Or a Wasp? show art Is That a Bee? Or a Wasp?

Two Minutes in the Garden

As much as we love them, most of us would have a hard time reliably picking bees out of a lineup. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Which Bees Should We Worry About? show art Which Bees Should We Worry About?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Gardeners love bees and what they do for our gardens. But some bees get a lot more attention than others. And that may not be good for bees in general. ALSO 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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