Welcome to Empress of Dirt’s Two Minutes in the Garden—our gardening 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!
On Amazon Alexa devices, you should be able to subscribe just by saying “Alexa, enable skill Two Minutes in the Garden.” And then, to hear the latest episode, say “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?”
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132 – What’s the Best Way to Stay Safe in the Sun?
131 – Is Sunscreen Safe for Us?
130 – Watering tips – Giving plants what they need without overwatering
129 – Why is water so important to plants and what do they do with all this water?
125 – Latin Names for Plants — Pretentious or Useful?
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
115 – Blossom End Rot Misinformation
114 – Update for Amazon Echo listeners
111 – The Best Ingredients for Potting Soil
107 – Get Inspired by Garden Tours
106 – How to Attract Moths to Your Garden
105 – Moths: Pollinators with a Bad Reputation
104 – Why are Birds Pecking at Your Window?
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?
080 – A Butterfly’s Astonishing Migration
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?
059 – Is it Okay to Feed Birds?
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
034 -Do Homemade Rooting Hormones Work?
031 – Is Baking Soda Safe in the Garden?
027 – Does Vinegar Kill Weeds?
023 – Bee Hotels in the Garden
016 – Do Pot Shards and Gravel Improve Drainage?
014 – What Do We Really Know About Bees?
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 ♛