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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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Jun 17, 2024

An overview of vermicomposting -- worm composting. It provides very similar benefits to the garden as composting, but can be done indoors and stay active year-round, even in colder areas.

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May 29, 2024

Over the last 200 years, earthworms have gone from being despised by gardeners to being loved as signs of healthy soil. Many gardeners now even raise worms in their houses to create vermicompost. But it's not all rosy.

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May 9, 2024

Are today's fruits and vegetables -- the ones you buy at the store -- less nutritious than they used to be? You hear that a lot, but you'll also hear that it's a myth.

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Mar 3, 2024

We always used to be able to say that there were no GMO garden seeds. That's still true in most of the world but, in the U.S., gardeners can now buy seeds for the genetically engineered, high-antioxidant Purple Tomato.

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Feb 12, 2024

A recent study claimed that urban-grown fruits and vegetables had a carbon footprint six times that of those from conventional farms. Rants ensued.

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