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How to Grow Leafy Vegetables and Herbs

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Top 23 Cultivating Projects

  1. 1. 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 ...

  2. 2. Growing Legumes

    Pea and bean crops require less fertilizer than other vegetables because their roots are home to bacteria that take nitrogen from the a...

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  3. 3. Soil Preparation

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

  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Shade Gardening Tips

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

  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 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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  8. 8. 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
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    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Growing Brassicas

    Brassicas are one of the hardiest winter crops, but also includes many summer favorites and Asian greens.

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  10. 10. 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...

  11. 11. Soil Mix for Greenhouses

    DIY experts offer soil secrets for a successful greenhouse.

  12. 12. 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.

  13. 13. Fall Soil Preparation

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

  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. 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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