385 episodes

Bite-sized informative updates on gardening solutions, basics, garden myths 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.

Two Minutes in the Garden: Gardening Tips, Science, Myths Empress of Dirt

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

Bite-sized informative updates on gardening solutions, basics, garden myths 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.

    Growing Carrots in Your Garden

    Growing Carrots in Your Garden

    Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables to grow in the garden, and you can get them in a range of sizes and a rainbow of colors.
    ALSO FROM Empress of Dirt: How To Grow Carrots Indoors At Home In Flower Pots
    AND: How To Grow Fairy Carrots In Jars

    • 9 min
    Whacking Tree Trunks and Other Strange Garden Tips

    Whacking Tree Trunks and Other Strange Garden Tips

    Does hitting the trunk of a tree with a baseball bat or or a stick make it produce more leaves -- or maybe more flowers or fruit? It sounds crazy, but is there anything to it?
    NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: Houseplants & Humidity: Tips That Help (& Those That Do Not)

    • 8 min
    Do Comfrey and Other Plants Grab Nutrients Deep in Our Soil?

    Do Comfrey and Other Plants Grab Nutrients Deep in Our Soil?

    In permaculture circles, they're called dynamic accumulators -- plants that accumulate above average levels of particular nutrients in their leaves, which we can then add to compost piles, use as mulch or in other ways make the nutrients available to our plants. Do they work?
    NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: How to Grow Leafy Greens Indoors at Home (Simple & Fast Method)

    • 10 min
    Humidity and Houseplants - Increasing Humidity Indoors

    Humidity and Houseplants - Increasing Humidity Indoors

    Humidity doesn't get as much attention as temperature, light and soil moisture, but it can have a big effect on our plants. Many houseplants prefer more humidity than we give them, especially over the winter. What can we do about that?
    NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: Homemade Peanut Butter Suet for Birds (Easy Recipe)

    • 9 min
    Growing and Propagating Aloe vera

    Growing and Propagating Aloe vera

    It's one of the world's most popular houseplants. Easy to grow and easy to propagate -- and maybe even a handy source of some skincare gel.

    • 8 min
    Why Leaves Change Color (and Why Some Don't Fall)

    Why Leaves Change Color (and Why Some Don't Fall)

    What makes the leaves of some trees change color? Is there a benefit to the trees? And what about deciduous trees that keep leaves over the winter?
    NEW FROM Empress of Dirt: How to Propagate African Violets (Step-By-Step Tutorial)

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

ejoxkpvekchdd ,

My favorite

My favorite podcast of many gardening related podcasts. I have listened to them all now. They are all interesting and to the point.

Bobbyjd3 ,

Informative tidbits!

It’s short, smart, and an interesting little podcast about gardening, plant care, etc. I try to listen to it every night in my Amazon flash briefing. The host Gary has a great voice which I’m sure you will enjoy. Check it out! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wordy Worderton ,

I can’t wait to here your podcast everyday on my Alexa!

I cannot rave enough about how wonderfully entertaining and informative your program is! Thank you for taking so much time to put out such a spectacular program! I am going to figure out how to have your site and podcasts at my fingertips. Love your work! Thank you so much for feeding my brain so it can grow! 😉

Top Podcasts In Leisure

Critical Role
NPR
geekandsundry
Clutterbug™
Jessica Sowards
Si Robertson & Justin Martin

You Might Also Like

Kevin Espiritu | Urban Gardener, Hydroponics Enthusiast, Plant Lover
Joe Lamp'l
Jill McSheehy
Margaret Roach
Fred Hoffman
Unknown