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There's always something new to learn about gardens and gardening!

Welcome to Empress of Dirt's Two Minutes in the Garden. In bite-sized informative updates—two minutes and some seconds each—we cover a wide range of topics from gardening basics to current research and assessing myths and folklore. Listen to all previous episodes below!

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Apr 5, 2020

Many plants die every year from overwatering. It's one of the easiest ways to harm your plants -- as you're trying to help them.

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Apr 2, 2020

Something seems to be going on around walnut trees, but is it poison in the soil or something else?

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Mar 30, 2020

It's a question that's been asked for millennia. So you might reasonably think that we'd have a conclusive answer by now.

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Mar 27, 2020

Some fun facts about our little garden friends. For one, they're the only bird that can really hover ... but they can't walk.

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Mar 24, 2020

In much of the U.S. and Canada, we will soon be welcoming hummingbirds back to our gardens. When will they arrive and how can we prepare?

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