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Should Tomatoes Go in the Refrigerator?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 09/26/2020

A First Look at Grafting show art A First Look at Grafting

Two Minutes in the Garden

Grafting is one of the fundamental techniques of plant propagation where you create a new plant by connecting pieces of different plants that have traits you know you want. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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2020: A Great Year for Gardening show art 2020: A Great Year for Gardening

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Lots of year-in-review articles and surveys have started to appear -- and, by all accounts, it was a fantastic year for garden centers and for gardening. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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We know a lot about plastic in the ocean, but we're only beginning to understand its effect in soil. Are plastics safe for gardening and what can we do to make them safer? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Can you really give your plants the water and nutrients they need through their leaves from sprays instead of through their roots from the soil? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Why Cuticles are Essential to Plant Health show art Why Cuticles are Essential to Plant Health

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Grow Avocado Plants from Seed show art Grow Avocado Plants from Seed

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You may never get fruit from it, but it's actually pretty easy to grow an avocado plant from seed. If you're fairly new to plant propagation, it's a great way to start. MORE FROM Empress of Dirt:

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We hear a lot about frost and freezing and the difference between them, but nothing suddenly happens with the first frost on the ground or with the first freezing temperatures. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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First Frost: How the Cold Damages Plants show art First Frost: How the Cold Damages Plants

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In the fall, we may scramble to bring some plants indoors or cover them -- while others will make it through the winter fine. What do frost and cold temperatures do to plants? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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

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