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How to Start an Organic Garden

Organic gardening improves the soil, provides enjoyment and produces yummy vegetables.

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Top 23 Cultivating Projects

  1. 1. 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.

  2. 2. Toro Dingo TX 525 (01:29)

    This walk-behind compact utility loader has more than 30 attachments.

  3. 3. 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 ...

  4. 4. 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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    $1 - $50
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    Easy
  5. 5. 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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  6. 6. 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.

  7. 7. Shade Gardening Tips

    Check out these tips from the DIY Network experts on how to cultivate a shade garden.

  8. 8. Growing Alliums

    Alliums include onions, leeks and garlic and are strongly-flavored and simple to grow on free-draining soils.

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  9. 9. 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
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. 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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  11. 11. 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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  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Soil Preparation

    Organic amendments will help correct soil deficiencies in a new garden.

  14. 14. 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...

  15. 15. 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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