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101 How-Tos From Fresh from the Garden

  1. 81. How to Grow Swiss Chard

    Swiss chard is a cool-weather vegetable grown for its tasty leaves. The DIY Network garden experts show how to grow this tasty crop.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 82. How to Make a Gourd Bird House

    Dried bottle gourds make the perfect bird house. This do-it-yourself project is easy and fun for the whole family.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 83. How to Save Seed from Fruit

    When saved correctly, seed can last for years, but they're best used within a year after harvesting while they're still fresh. Follow t...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 84. How To Build a Mirrored Box

    Learn how to build a mirrored box to help keep indoor plants from getting pale and leggy from lack of light.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 85. How to Grow Burnet

    Burnet is a little known perennial herb with leaves that have a fresh taste similar to cucumber.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 86. How To Plant Vegetables for Sun

    These expert tips can help make container gardening easy and provide some eye-catching vegetables in your landscape.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 87. How To Build a PVC Trellis

    One person can move this lightweight trellis from bed to bed without too much effort.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 88. How to Plant a Three Sisters Garden

    Native Americans devised the ingenious Three Sisters garden, a method whereby beans grow up corn stalks while squash plants serve as gr...

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 89. How to Compost Fallen Leaves

    With a little assistance, fallen leaves can be transformed into wonderful free compost for the garden. All you need is a simple compost...

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 90. How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

    Indoor mushroom growing kits make it easy and fun to cultivate one's own crop of tasty shiitakes.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    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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