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Growing Holly Bushes

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 12/14/2020

Types of Seeds for Your Garden show art Types of Seeds for Your Garden

Two Minutes in the Garden

Seeds all have different labels on the packets -- open-pollinated, hybrid, heirloom, organic -- so what do those labels mean? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Can You Clone Plants Through Seeds? show art Can You Clone Plants Through Seeds?

Two Minutes in the Garden

When we propagate plants from seeds we usually get a genetic combination of two parent plants. But some plants can actually produce clones of themselves through seeds. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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What's the Problem With Starting Seeds Early? show art What's the Problem With Starting Seeds Early?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Many of us are getting to the time of year when we can start seeds indoors -- but we may need to hold off just a little bit longer. Why is that? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Is it Safe to Use Wood Ash in the Garden? show art Is it Safe to Use Wood Ash in the Garden?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Many people end up generating a lot of ashes over the winter from fireplaces and wood stoves. There's some good stuff in there for plants, so can we use wood ash in the garden? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Why Plants Need Scientific Names show art Why Plants Need Scientific Names

Two Minutes in the Garden

 Some gardeners come to love scientific names and take pride in learning them ... for others they can seem a bit pompous. But there are good reasons that our plants need scientific names. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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When is a Fruit Not a Fruit? show art When is a Fruit Not a Fruit?

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Juniper berries, ginkgo fruit and others may look like fruit, but botanists say otherwise. So, if they aren't fruit, what are those fruit-like structures produced by non-flowering seed plants? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Get Ready to Start Seeds Indoors show art Get Ready to Start Seeds Indoors

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We're heading into peak seed-starting season in this part of the world. If you haven't started seeds indoors before, this is a great year to start -- and now is the time to get ready. MORE FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Using Manure in the Garden show art Using Manure in the Garden

Two Minutes in the Garden

Manure from different animals is a popular addition to garden soil but you'll also hear a lot of warnings about its use. And what about using waste from your pets? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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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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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.

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