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Are Tastier Tomatoes on the Way?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 05/15/2019

Should You Buy Mycorrhizal Inoculants? show art Should You Buy Mycorrhizal Inoculants?

Two Minutes in the Garden

They help most of the plants in your garden, but does that mean you should buy more mycorrhizal fungi to add to your soil? READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt: The Beauty of the Fibonacci Sequence in the Garden

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How Your Garden Benefits from Mycorrhiza show art How Your Garden Benefits from Mycorrhiza

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Improving your plants' access to phosphorus and other nutrients is just one of many ways mycorrhizal fungi help your garden. READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt: 25 Planter Ideas for Porches and Front Gardens

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How Mycorrhizal Fungi Help Plants Grow show art How Mycorrhizal Fungi Help Plants Grow

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Most of the plants in your garden benefit from a partnership with fungi in the soil -- something we want to protect as gardeners. READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt: Starting a Garden From Scratch (Yearly Photos)

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The Flower That Grows Entirely Underground show art The Flower That Grows Entirely Underground

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A look at the very rare and endangered rhizanthella -- the world's only underground flowers. GET OUR FREE WINTER EMAIL SERIES from Empress of Dirt: Sign Up for Weekly Winter Whimsies

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How to Push the Winter Blues Aside show art How to Push the Winter Blues Aside

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With the holiday season behind us, it's the time of year when gardeners can go a little stir crazy waiting for spring. GET OUR FREE WINTER EMAIL SERIES from Empress of Dirt: Sign Up for Weekly Winter Whimsies

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Does Wood Chip Mulch Steal Nitrogen from Your Soil? show art Does Wood Chip Mulch Steal Nitrogen from Your Soil?

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You'll hear it said a lot -- and also called a myth. We're skeptical, but trying to find good evidence proved disappointing. READ THE LATEST at Empress of Dirt: 6 Creative Containers for Growing Strawberries

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Nitrogen: The Most Important Nutrient for Your Plants show art Nitrogen: The Most Important Nutrient for Your Plants

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Plants can't grow without it. And yet, despite the fact that nitrogen is everywhere, plants can still struggle to get enough of it. READ THE LATEST at Empress of Dirt: Easy Winter Composting in a Cold Climate

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Are Gardeners Happier than Non-Gardeners? show art Are Gardeners Happier than Non-Gardeners?

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Researchers in Texas found that gardeners score higher in some aspects of life satisfaction -- and stay more physically active. READ THE LATEST at Empress of Dirt: How To Paint Shoes

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Eating Healthier with a Keto Diet show art Eating Healthier with a Keto Diet

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It's the time of year when many people think of ways to eat healthier in the new year. And that may include a low-carb keto diet. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: How to Give Up Sugar with the Keto Lifestyle

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

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You could put your tree out for recycling -- or try one of the 25 creative projects from our list. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: 25 Creative Ways to Reuse Christmas Trees

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