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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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Cultivating

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. Fall Soil Preparation

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

  3. 3. 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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  4. 4. 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.

  5. 5. 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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  6. 6. Shade Gardening Tips

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

  7. 7. 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 ...

  8. 8. Soil Mix for Greenhouses

    DIY experts offer soil secrets for a successful greenhouse.

  9. 9. 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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    Several Months
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    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. 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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    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. Growing Brassicas

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

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  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Toro Dingo TX 525 (01:29)

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

  14. 14. Soil Preparation

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

  15. 15. 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...

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