Welcome to Empress of Dirt’s Two Minutes in the Garden—our podcast! Get bite-sized informative updates on gardening basics, gardening myths and other subjects of interest to gardeners both new and experienced.
Available wherever you find podcasts—just look for “Two Minutes in the Garden” in your podcast app or use one of the links below. You can also hear it as a flash briefing on Amazon Alexa devices. Scroll down to see a list of episode topics.
Our podcast is hosted by my husband Gary. When we hear garden, nature, and environmental topics discussed, debated, or questioned, we look into the research and see what it has to say.
They are brief but satisfying bite-size episodes, just a few minutes in length.
If you have a topic you would like covered, send me a message ([email protected]) and we’ll see what we can do!
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181 – How Mycorrhizal Fungi Help Plants Grow
180 – The Flower That Grows Entirely Underground
179 – How to Push the Winter Blues Aside
178 – Does Wood Chip Mulch Steal Nitrogen from Your Soil?
177 – Nitrogen: The Most Important Nutrient for Your Plants
176 – Are Gardeners Happier than Non-Gardeners?
173 – The Annual Christmas Bird Count
172 – What Makes a Tree a Tree?
170 – Hairspray on Christmas Trees? No!
168 – Tree Basics: Rings and Trunks
164 – Thanksgiving: A Hat-Tip to Veggie Growing
163 – The State of the Garden Center Industry
162 – Why Are There Many More Acorns Some Years?
153 – Why Are Some Falls More Colorful Than Others?
152 – Why Do Leaves Change Color in Fall?
151 – Extend the Life of Fruit with Dehydration
143 – Rubber Mulch: Benefits and Toxicity
142 – Ripening Green Tomatoes
141 – The Controversy Around Peat in Gardening
139 – Plastic Waste and Gardening
136 – Vermicomposting Problems
132 – What’s the Best Way to Stay Safe in the Sun?
131 – Is Sunscreen Safe for Us?
129 – Why is water so important to plants and what do they do with all this water?
122 – Poison Ivy – What to do for skin contact
120 – Poison Ivy – Such a beast
119 – Do Plants Have Thoughts and Feelings?
118 – Do Garden Center Plants Attract Pollinators?
116 – Plants that Attract Pollinators | Checking the Lists
114 – Update for Amazon Echo listeners
107 – Get Inspired by Garden Tours
106 – How to Attract Moths to Your Garden
105 – Moths: Pollinators with a Bad Reputation
099 – Are Tastier Tomatoes on the Way?
098 – Do Oils, Candles, Plants Keep Mosquitoes Away?
097 – Four Proven Mosquito Repellents
096 – Alternatives to DEET in the Garden
095 – Gardening Without Mosquito Bites
094 – Dubious Method for Weed Control
093 – Backyard Farming…in 1889
091 – Were Vegetables More Nutritious in the Past?
090 – Is Gardening as Good as Going to the Gym?
089 – Do Feeders Increase Bird-Window Collisions?
088 – Reducing Bird-Window Collisions
087 – Are People Oblivious to Plants?
086 – Should You Be Gardening by the Moon?
085 – Can Gardening Help our Memory as We Get Older?
084 – Do Pine Needles Make Soil Acidic?
079 – Our Favourite Gardening TV Show is Gardening Australia
078 – Do Hummingbird Feeders Spread Disease?
076 – Should You Use Compost Tea in Your Garden?
075 – The Compost Tea Debate – Part 2
074 – The Compost Tea Debate – Part 1
073 – Can Plants Solve Air Pollution in the Home? – Part 3
072 – Plants as Air Purifiers – Part 2
071 – Do Plants Remove Chemicals from Our Air?
069 – Keeping Birds Safer from Cats in the Garden
068 – Should Cats Roam Free?
067 – How Frost Harms Gardens
062 – Do Plants Hear Water?
061 – Can Plants Hear?
058 – Which Bird Feeders Attract Birds?
054 – Benefits of Gardening: New Research
053 – Legionnaires’ Disease from Potting Mix?
051 – Planning the Year Ahead with Seed Catalogs
- The History of Seed & Nursery Catalogs for Gardeners
- United States Seed Company Directory | Online Sources
- Canadian Seed Company Directory | Online Sources
048 – Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
047 – Do Gardening Anecdotes Make Good Evidence?
044 – Growing More in Less Space with Vertical Gardening
043 – Are Native Plants Better for Gardens?
042 – Native vs Non-Native: A First Look
031 – Is Baking Soda Safe in the Garden?
027 – Does Vinegar Kill Weeds?
023 – Bee Hotels in the Garden
022 – Choosing Garden Seeds: Heirloom Seeds
021 – Choosing Garden Seeds: Organic Seeds
020 – Choosing Garden Seeds: Hybrid Seeds
018 – Choosing Garden Seeds: Open-Pollinated Seeds
017 – Choosing Garden Seeds: GMO Seeds
016 – Do Pot Shards and Gravel Improve Drainage?
009 – Rooftop Farms: Growing Food in Cities
008 – Night Lighting and its Effects on Garden Ecosystems
007 – The No-Dig Alternative for Your Garden
001 – Understanding Garden Zones
I hope you enjoy the show!
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛