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101 How-Tos From Fresh from the Garden

  1. 31. How to Grow Pole Beans

    Pole beans offer great use of vertical space since they climb up poles, trellises or homemade teepees.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 32. How to Grow Tomatoes from Transplants

    Tomatoes are popular garden additions because they are delicious, nutritious and so easy to grow.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 33. Build an Easy Trellis for Tomatoes

    This simple trellis is an easy way to support tomato plants.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 34. How to Build a Compost Bin

    Composting is not only good for the planet, it’s good for the plants. It's good for the wallet, too. Here's how to build your own...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 35. How to Assemble a Compost Tumbler

    Compost is the secret to a thriving garden. Purchasing a compost tumbler kit speeds up compost production while making assembly a breez...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 36. How to Plant and Grow Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes come in two forms: vining and bush varieties. Both types thrive in the hot summer sun and are relatively easy to grow.

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 37. How to Build a Trellis for Growing Peas

    Plants that are trellised have a higher yield than those not trellised.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 38. How to Make a Container Theme Garden

    Container gardens are an easy way to garden on a small scale.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 39. How to Harvest Seeds

    Rather than buying new seed every year, harvesting your own seed is cheap and easy to do.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 40. How to Grow Watermelon

    Who doesn’t love watermelon? This popular summer fruit is not that difficult to grow given the right conditions.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

About This Show

Planting the seeds of a successful gardening experience takes hard work. In DIY's Fresh from the Garden, you learn the basics of how to build, grow and maintain a successful vegetable garden. Each episode tackles a component of vegetable gardening by focusing on America's favorite vegetable, tomatoes, for example, or building raised beds. Host Joe Lamp'l also illustrates the classic gardening basics, and then he goes beyond the most commonly planted vegetables to demonstrate things such as incorporating a vegetable garden into the landscape and building a hydroponic garden. Joe Lamp'l sows his expertise so you can reap the benefits!

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