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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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Top 23 Cultivating Projects

  1. 1. Soil Preparation

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

  2. 2. 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
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. 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.

  4. 4. 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...

  5. 5. 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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  6. 6. 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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  7. 7. 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...

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. Growing Brassicas

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

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  9. 9. 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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  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 Start an Organic Garden

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

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. Preparing Soil for a Garden

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

  13. 13. 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.

  14. 14. 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 ...

  15. 15. Shade Gardening Tips

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

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