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Alternatives to DEET in the Garden

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 05/08/2019

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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Identifying and Treating Plant Disease show art Identifying and Treating Plant Disease

Two Minutes in the Garden

Fungicides and other sprays. And can you really identify diseases from symptoms? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Controlling Disease in Your Garden show art Controlling Disease in Your Garden

Two Minutes in the Garden

We're never going to stop them entirely, but what can we do to reduce our risk of losing plants to disease? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Disease in Your Garden: The Challenges show art Disease in Your Garden: The Challenges

Two Minutes in the Garden

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. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Plant Diseases: A First Look show art Plant Diseases: A First Look

Two Minutes in the Garden

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. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Growing Lavender in Your Garden show art Growing Lavender in Your Garden

Two Minutes in the Garden

It's been a garden favorite for hundreds of years. And with about 40 species and hundreds of varieties, you can likely find one perfect for your garden. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt:

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Stay Safe From the Sun While Gardening show art Stay Safe From the Sun While Gardening

Two Minutes in the Garden

Gardeners spend a lot of time under the hot sun -- and UV rays are the main cause of skin cancer, sunburn and aging skin. What's the best way to stay safe? POPULAR THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt:

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Companion Planting: Why the Skepticism? show art Companion Planting: Why the Skepticism?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Science supports many of the principles of companion planting, but the specific companion plant recommendations you see everywhere are a different story. NEW THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt:

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How Companion Planting Might Work show art How Companion Planting Might Work

Two Minutes in the Garden

Current evidence may be skimpy, but there's reason to think that there could be something to companion planting. POPULAR THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt:

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Companion Planting: A First Look show art Companion Planting: A First Look

Two Minutes in the Garden

It's a gardening practice that has won a lot of supporters over the years -- and plenty of skeptics too. What is companion planting and how might it help in the garden? POPULAR THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt:

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