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Disease in Your Garden: The Challenges

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 07/03/2020

Do Plants Have Sexes? show art Do Plants Have Sexes?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Have you heard the one about how you can tell a female bell pepper from a male? Well, that one's just a myth -- fruit isn't male or female. But plants can be. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Feeding Houseplants: Fertilizer Basics show art Feeding Houseplants: Fertilizer Basics

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It's very different from what we do with plants growing outdoors in the soil. With houseplants, it's all on us to make sure that the essential nutrients are available. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Mimicking Changing Seasons to Break Seed Dormancy show art Mimicking Changing Seasons to Break Seed Dormancy

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Stratification is a technique used to give dormant seeds the experience of changing seasons even when they've only gone from a drawer into our fridge. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Breaking Seed Dormancy with Scarification show art Breaking Seed Dormancy with Scarification

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There are things we can do with dormant seeds to prod them along and get them to germinate. One of the most important for gardeners is scarification. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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How Seed Dormancy Helps Plants Survive show art How Seed Dormancy Helps Plants Survive

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Seed dormancy can be frustrating for gardeners -- having seeds that won't germinate -- but it's an important part of the survival of many plant species. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Creative Ways to Reuse a Christmas Tree show art Creative Ways to Reuse a Christmas Tree

Two Minutes in the Garden

Most places now have recycling programs for Christmas trees -- or you can try one of the 25 creative projects from our list to put your tree to good use. MORE FROM Empress of Dirt:

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The Benefits of Snow in the Garden show art The Benefits of Snow in the Garden

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It's no fun to shovel, and it can look lovely ... but is that blanket of snow good or bad for your plants? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Caring for Your Christmas Tree show art Caring for Your Christmas Tree

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Lots of reports this year that Christmas trees have been harder to find. Also lots of questionable advice out there about the best ways to care for your tree. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Growing Holly Bushes show art Growing Holly Bushes

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Holly is another of the popular plants of the Christmas season -- although they are considered to be invasive in many areas. And maybe just a little toxic too. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Poinsettias: The Christmas Plant You Can Keep Year-Round show art Poinsettias: The Christmas Plant You Can Keep Year-Round

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Native to Mexico, poinsettias have been a symbol of Christmas for over 100 years. They can be kept as perennials ... and, no, they aren't actually poisonous. MORE FROM Empress of Dirt:

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One of the big challenges with plant diseases is that the symptoms plants display can be the same for a variety of diseases. And there are thousands and thousands of plant diseases.

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