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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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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. 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
  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 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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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. 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.

  6. 6. Shade Gardening Tips

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

  7. 7. 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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  8. 8. 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 ...

  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. Soil Mix for Greenhouses

    DIY experts offer soil secrets for a successful greenhouse.

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

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

  12. 12. 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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  13. 13. 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
  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 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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