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Popular garden myths we've all fallen for. Watch out for tips using Epsom salts, dish soap, and vinegar and learn what they really do to the garden soil and water.
Have you heard never to grow near pine trees unless you are growing plants that like acidic soil? Turns out it's a garden myth.
What to prune in winter plus tips for best results. This is the season to prune apple trees and other plants that do not flower in early spring.

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This beginner’s guide to botanical names shares the basics for gardeners wanting to get comfortable using the scientific names for plants. Once you understand the conventions for how the names are formed and written, you will also know a lot more about the plants. Plants, Gardening, Plant Diseases, Botanical Science, Plant, Echinacea Purpurea, Echinacea, Understanding, Botanical
How to Write Botanical Plant Names (Tips For Gardeners)
This beginner’s guide to botanical names shares the basics for gardeners wanting to get comfortable using the scientific names for plants. Once you understand the conventions for how the names are formed and written, you will also know a lot more about the plants.
Breaking the Eggshell Myth in Gardening
The whole topic of eggshells, calcium, and plant growth is filled with myths and misunderstandings. Find out what role calcium plays in gardening and why adding eggshells is not going to make any significant difference despite the anecdotal claims.
Breaking the Eggshell Myth in Gardening
Breaking the Eggshell Myth in Gardening The whole topic of eggshells, calcium, and plant growth is filled with myths and misunderstandings. Find out what role calcium plays in gardening and why adding eggshells is not going to make any significant difference despite the anecdotal claims.
When to Take Down Hummingbird Feeders in Fall Winter, Friends, Hummingbirds, Birdhouses, Nature, Humming Bird Feeders, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses
When to Take Down Hummingbird Feeders in Fall
When to Take Down Hummingbird Feeders in Fall
Best Soil Temperatures For Sowing Flower & Herb Seeds 
Find out the best temperatures for starting each species of seed. Seed Starting, Planting Flowers, Planting Seeds, Planting Flowers From Seeds, Seed Germination, Seed Starting Mix, Garden Seeds, Herb Seeds, Sowing
Best Soil Temperatures For Sowing Flower & Herb Seeds
Best Soil Temperatures For Sowing Flower & Herb Seeds Find out the best temperatures for starting each species of seed.
While some fruits can ripen after picking, others will not. Whether homegrown or from the grocery store, use these lists to know which unripe or nearly-ripe fruits can ripen or sweeten on your kitchen counter and those that will not. Fruit, Outdoor, Diy, Growing Food, Ripe Fruit, Growing Fruit, Fruits And Veggies, Types Of Fruit
25 Fruits That Ripen After Picking (& Those That Don't)
While some fruits can ripen after picking, others will not. Whether homegrown or from the grocery store, use these lists to know which unripe or nearly-ripe fruits can ripen or sweeten on your kitchen counter and those that will not.
How to Control Weeds Without Herbicides (Sustainable Garden Tips) 
If we want nature to be healthy and support life on earth, we need to avoid herbicides and pesticides as much as possible and learn to remove unwanted plants in sustainable ways. Growing Vegetables, Organic Gardening, Gardening Tips, Gardening For Beginners, Gardening Blog, Garden Weeds, Garden Solutions, Sustainable Garden
How to Control Weeds Without Herbicides (Sustainable Garden Tips)
How to Control Weeds Without Herbicides (Sustainable Garden Tips) If we want nature to be healthy and support life on earth, we need to avoid herbicides and pesticides as much as possible and learn to remove unwanted plants in sustainable ways.
If you have struggled with poor soil conditions, switching to raised garden beds may be the solution you have been looking for. Find out all the benefits to growing in raised beds. Raised Garden Beds, Shrubs, Garden Remedies, Perennial Garden
10 Smart Reasons to Use Raised Beds in Your Garden
If you have struggled with poor soil conditions, switching to raised garden beds may be the solution you have been looking for. Find out all the benefits to growing in raised beds.
Baking soda is recommended for all sorts of garden uses including sweetening tomatoes and boosting plant growth but much of this advice is rooted in folklore not science. Let’s look at what baking soda is and if we should be using it on plants. Pop, What Is Baking Soda, Baking Soda Uses, Homemade Remedies, Baking Soda, What Is Baking, Soil Ph
Baking Soda in the Garden: Is it Really Harmless? — Empress of Dirt
Baking soda is recommended for all sorts of garden uses including sweetening tomatoes and boosting plant growth but much of this advice is rooted in folklore not science. Let’s look at what baking soda is and if we should be using it on plants.
Baking Soda in the Garden: Is it Really Harmless? A lot of popular garden tips are either useless or cause damage. Do your homework first if something sounds too good to be true.
Baking Soda in the Garden: Is it Really Harmless?
Baking Soda in the Garden: Is it Really Harmless? A lot of popular garden tips are either useless or cause damage. Do your homework first if something sounds too good to be true.
This DIY project made from hardware cloth could be a yard waste bin or a compost bin, depending on whether you have an issue with critters or not. Compost, Hardware, Yard Art, Compost Bin Diy, Diy Recycling Bins, Recycling Bins, Compost Bin
How to Make a Yard Waste Bin
This DIY project made from hardware cloth could be a yard waste bin or a compost bin, depending on whether you have an issue with critters or not.
How to Write Botanical Plant Names (Tips For Gardeners) 

While it's unrealistic for most gardeners to learn the botanical or scientific names for plants, it is really helpful to have a basic understanding of how plants are named and what the plant names tell us.
How to Write Botanical Plant Names (Tips For Gardeners)
How to Write Botanical Plant Names (Tips For Gardeners) While it's unrealistic for most gardeners to learn the botanical or scientific names for plants, it is really helpful to have a basic understanding of how plants are named and what the plant names tell us.
How do you know when it is too late to sow seeds outdoors? Use these tips for starting flowers and vegetables in late summer or fall. Seeds, Garages, Design, Fall Container Plants
When is it Too Late to Sow Seeds Outdoors?
How do you know when it is too late to sow seeds outdoors? Use these tips for starting flowers and vegetables in late summer or fall.
In this short documentary from the 1980s, gardener Carol Bowlby shows how she feeds her family of five for seven months of the year in Halifax, Canada. Container Gardening, Shaded Garden, Backyard Garden, Backyard Garden Design, Garden And Yard, Home Vegetable Garden Design, Garden Layout, Outdoor Gardens
Growing an Urban Vegetable Garden (Documentary)
In this short documentary from the 1980s, gardener Carol Bowlby shows how she feeds her family of five for seven months of the year in Halifax, Canada.
Super handy online calculator to determine how much soil, mulch, compost, or potting mix you'll need for your garden projects. Potting Soil, Soil Amendment, Organic Soil, Soil Improvement, Garden Soil, Soil Health, Fertilizer, Gardening Hacks
Soil Calculator (Mulch, Compost, & Potting Mix Too)
Super handy online calculator to determine how much soil, mulch, compost, or potting mix you'll need for your garden projects.
Find out the difference between annual and perennial plants and how the choice affects your garden. Ideas, Herbaceous Perennials, Annual Plants, Biennial Plants, Growing
Perennials vs Annuals: What's The Difference?
Find out the difference between annual and perennial plants and how the choice affects your garden.
Use these tips to better understand the light conditions in your garden and how it affects your plants. Full Sun Plants, Part Shade Plants, Shade Plants, Shade Garden, Shade Garden Plants
Full Sun To Shade: How To Assess Light Conditions In Your Garden
Use these tips to better understand the light conditions in your garden and how it affects your plants.
These garden tips are helpful for anyone on a modest budget who wants to make the most of their garden expenses without regret or waste. Garden Tips, Garden Veggies, Garden Cushions, Landscaping Plants
10 Unexpected Garden Tips To Save Time, Money, & Heartache
These garden tips are helpful for anyone on a modest budget who wants to make the most of their garden expenses without regret or waste.
Part of the garden experience is learning as you go—and that's important. But what if you could avoid some mistakes that really set things back? Find out some common garden bloopers that may help you along the way. Companion Planting, Transplanting Plants, Gardening 101
10 Beginner Garden Tips That Avoid Bloopers (Great & Small)
Part of the garden experience is learning as you go—and that's important. But what if you could avoid some mistakes that really set things back? Find out some common garden bloopers that may help you along the way.
If you grow your own tomatoes, you may have experienced cracked fruit on the vine. Find out why this happens and whether it's okay to eat the fruit. Tomato Plants, Tomato Pruning, Tomato, How To Ripen Tomatoes, Growing Tomatoes, Veggie Garden, Growing Cherry Tomatoes, Tomato Garden
When Tomatoes Crack On The Vine (Now What?)
If you grow your own tomatoes, you may have experienced cracked fruit on the vine. Find out why this happens and whether it's okay to eat the fruit.
Learn what powdery mildew is and how to deal with it in the garden. Because it is so widespread, there are not ways to eradicate it entirely but there are precautions you can take to slow the spread. Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Garden Pest Control, Fungicide, Fungal Diseases, Garden Problems
Powdery Mildew In Home Gardens (What to Do)
Learn what powdery mildew is and how to deal with it in the garden. Because it is so widespread, there are not ways to eradicate it entirely but there are precautions you can take to slow the spread.
While cinnamon does have some value for certain garden issues, a lot of the tips have no basis in science. Find out if and when to use cinnamon in the seed starting process. Cinnamon Oil, Natural Insecticide, Cinnamon Essential Oil, Kill Mosquito Larvae, Organic Fungicide
Is Cinnamon a Natural Fungicide? Garden Uses Versus Folklore
While cinnamon does have some value for certain garden issues, a lot of the tips have no basis in science. Find out if and when to use cinnamon in the seed starting process.
Pros and Cons of Using Bt for Caterpillars (In Home Gardens) Art, Beneficial Insects, Pest Control, Insecticide
Pros and Cons of Using Bt for Caterpillars (In Home Gardens) | Empress of Dirt
Pros and Cons of Using Bt for Caterpillars (In Home Gardens)
7 Misleading Garden Tips to Ignore | Empress of Dirt Herb Garden, Plant Needs, Growing Plants, Growing Marigolds
7 Misleading Garden Tips to Ignore | Empress of Dirt
7 Misleading Garden Tips to Ignore | Empress of Dirt
10 Surprisingly Good Dollar Store Finds for Gardeners | Empress of Dirt Waste Basket, Garden Organization, Diy Garden Projects, Vegetable Garden Raised Beds, Garden Items, Garden Tasks
10 Surprisingly Good Dollar Store Finds for Gardeners | Empress of Dirt
10 Surprisingly Good Dollar Store Finds for Gardeners | Empress of Dirt
7 Cheap (But Smart) Tips to Create Your Dream Garden Garden Planning, Upcycling, Small Gardens, Budget Garden, Starting A Garden, Garden Ideas Cheap
7 Cheap (But Smart) Tips to Create Your Dream Garden | Empress of Dirt
7 Cheap (But Smart) Tips to Create Your Dream Garden
A Modern History of Moon Gardening From Steiner to Dowding Gardens, Moon Garden, Scape, Moon Book, Circle Of Life, Moon Phases
A Modern History of Moon Gardening From Steiner to Dowding | Empress of Dirt
A Modern History of Moon Gardening From Steiner to Dowding
Forget the Epsom Salt—It's a Garden Myth Many gardeners believe that using Epsom Salt can benefit their plants, but recent studies have shown that this is actually a myth. Epsom Salt For Plants, Epsom Salt Garden, Epsom Salt Uses, Epsom Salt Magnesium, Epsom Salt, Salts
Forget the Epsom Salt—It's a Garden Myth
Forget the Epsom Salt—It's a Garden Myth Many gardeners believe that using Epsom Salt can benefit their plants, but recent studies have shown that this is actually a myth.
What Does it Mean to "Garden Organically"? The word "organic" has many meanings depending on the use and context. It's good to question it and not assume it means what you hope it does, especially when it comes to food and gardening. Organic Seeds, Garden Prepping, Homesteading
What Does it Mean to "Garden Organically"? Oh. My. Word.
What Does it Mean to "Garden Organically"? The word "organic" has many meanings depending on the use and context. It's good to question it and not assume it means what you hope it does, especially when it comes to food and gardening.
Plant Patents & Trademarks: What It Means For Home Gardeners Propagation, Plant Parts, Permaculture Gardening
Plant Patents & Trademarks: What It Means For Home Gardeners | Empress of Dirt
Plant Patents & Trademarks: What It Means For Home Gardeners
Neem Oil: What it Does as an Insecticide | Empress of Dirt Before you try it, learn what neem oil is, why you may not be buying the right stuff, and how it can effect wildlife and the ecosystem. Inspiration, Medicinal Plants, Lady, Natural Plant Fertilizer, Organic Insecticide, Natural Pesticides
Neem Oil: What it Does as an Insecticide | Empress of Dirt
Neem Oil: What it Does as an Insecticide | Empress of Dirt Before you try it, learn what neem oil is, why you may not be buying the right stuff, and how it can effect wildlife and the ecosystem.