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Two Minutes in the Garden

Bite-sized informative updates on gardening basics, solutions, myths, news and other subjects of interest to gardeners both new and experienced. From the popular Empress of Dirt website (empressofdirt.net), home of creative and frugal ideas for your backyard garden.

info_outline Variegated Leaves: Causes and How to Keep Them 07/30/2021
info_outline Do Sunflowers Move to Follow the Sun? 07/24/2021
info_outline Sunflowers: Not Always What They Seem to Be 07/19/2021
info_outline How to Grow Sunflowers in Your Garden 07/19/2021
info_outline Double Flowers ... and Their Value to Pollinators 07/10/2021
info_outline Preventing Heat Damage to Your Plants 07/05/2021
info_outline Bolting Vegetables: Can You Prevent It? 06/30/2021
info_outline The Science Behind Pruning and Deadheading 06/26/2021
info_outline Powdery Mildew: How to Treat or Avoid It 06/21/2021
info_outline Using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to Control Pests 06/14/2021
info_outline How Flowers Communicate with Pollinators 06/09/2021
info_outline Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 3) 06/02/2021
info_outline Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 2) 05/30/2021
info_outline Does Planting By Moon Phases Work? (Part 1) 05/26/2021
info_outline Straw Bale Gardening: An Introduction 05/21/2021
info_outline What is Square Foot Gardening? 05/18/2021
info_outline Using Milk in the Garden 05/13/2021
info_outline Should We Leave the Dandelions? 05/09/2021
info_outline What Does it Mean to Garden Organically? 05/04/2021
info_outline Can You Propagate a Patented Plant? 04/29/2021
info_outline Using Neem Oil as an Organic Insecticide 04/25/2021
info_outline Aphids and How to Control Them (Part 2) 04/21/2021
info_outline Aphids and How to Control Them (Part 1) 04/17/2021
info_outline Mulch: What It Is and Why You Should Use It 04/10/2021
info_outline Protecting Seedlings from Damping-Off 04/05/2021
info_outline The Strengths of No-Dig ... and Objections 03/30/2021
info_outline The Growth of No-Dig Gardening 03/27/2021
info_outline Does Brushing Seedlings Make Them Stronger? 03/23/2021
info_outline Should We Be Shaking Our Houseplants? 03/19/2021
info_outline Welcome Back Hummingbirds! 03/15/2021