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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. Soil Preparation

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

  2. 2. 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.

  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 Brassicas

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

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  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Growing Alliums

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

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  8. 8. 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
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. Preparing Soil for a Garden

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

  10. 10. 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 ...

  11. 11. 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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  12. 12. Shade Gardening Tips

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

  13. 13. 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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  14. 14. Soil Mix for Greenhouses

    DIY experts offer soil secrets for a successful greenhouse.

  15. 15. 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
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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