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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. 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. Soil Preparation

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

  3. 3. Shade Gardening Tips

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

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. 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.

  6. 6. 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...

  7. 7. Soil Mix for Greenhouses

    DIY experts offer soil secrets for a successful greenhouse.

  8. 8. 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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  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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.

  11. 11. 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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  12. 12. Fall Soil Preparation

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

  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. How to Grow Fruiting Vegetables

    These sun-loving crops are a popular choice for patio containers and warm windowsills. There are varieties to suit every size of garden...

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

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

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