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How to Grow Fig Trees

Figs are a delicious and healthful fruit, and the trees are easy to grow. Just make sure to select a variety that’s right for you...

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Cultivating

Top 23 Cultivating Projects

  1. 1. How to Grow Fruiting Vegetables

    These sun-loving crops are a popular choice for patio containers and warm windowsills. There are varieties to suit every size of garden...

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  2. 2. How to Make Your Own Potting Soil

    There is no need to purchase expensive bagged potting soil once you learn how easy it is to mix at home.

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  3. 3. Fall Soil Preparation

    DIY experts discuss how amending garden soil in the fall can make things a lot easier come spring.

  4. 4. How to Propagate Bulbs Through Twin-Scaling

    Learn how to propagate more plants from a single bulb using the twin-scaling method.

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    Several Months
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    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. Soil Mix for Greenhouses

    DIY experts offer soil secrets for a successful greenhouse.

  6. 6. Forcing Bulbs Indoors

    The DIY Network experts explain the process of forcing spring-blooming bulbs indoors so you can enjoy their beauty ahead of schedule.

  7. 7. How to Grow Eggplants

    While technically a fruit, eggplants are treated like a vegetable in the kitchen. For a speedy start plant the seeds indoors.

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    Several Months
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    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. How to Grow Cucurbits

    Cucurbits plants, which include pumpkins, zucchini and cucumbers, are great fun to grow. Trailing varieties look great scrambling up a ...

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  9. 9. How to Choose and Use a Rototiller

    The rotary tiller, which uses metal tines to break up the soil, is one of the most valuable tools a garden can have. The professionals ...

  10. 10. How to Grow Leafy Vegetables and Herbs

    Everyone has room for a little pot of herbs or a window box of salad leaves. They are so easy to grow that you'll wonder how you manage...

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  11. 11. Propagating Perennials

    If you need more plants for your garden but are on a tight budget, follow these simple steps from the DIY Network experts to propagatin...

  12. 12. Preparing Soil for a Garden

    DIY experts discuss how important it is to thoroughly prepare soil for the garden.

  13. 13. How to Grow Perennials and Stem Vegetables

    Often disappointing when store-bought, these vegetables are a gourmet treat when freshly picked. They are easy to grow, and perennial t...

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  14. 14. Growing Root Crops

    Most root crops need to be sown outdoors and kept free of weeds to do well. With carefully selected varieties and successional sowing, ...

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  15. 15. The Right Way to Plant a Tree

    DIY experts discuss how healthy roots and cultivating the surrounding soil are keys to success in planting a new tree.

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