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  • You can buy "ready made" plants in a store, but it can be much more fun to grow them yourself from seed. The magical phenomenon of seed germination is entertaining for both adults and children alike. This step by step guide shows you how to sow poppy seeds and grow them on into mature plants.

    Gardening for Beginners: 10 Easy Steps to Sowing Seeds

    Gardening for Beginners: 10 Easy Steps to Sowing Seeds

    by Eugene Brennan41

  • A how-to tutorial on how to successfully grow fuji apple trees. Fuji apples are about the size of a baseball and are about 10% sugar, so they are a tasty choice to grow.

    How to Grow Fuji Apple Trees

    How to Grow Fuji Apple Trees

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney16

  • Do plants like music? It's a controversial topic: Studies have supported the claim that music can result in better growth, but many disagree with those findings. Hear both sides & decide for yourself.

    The Effect of Music on Plant Growth

    The Effect of Music on Plant Growth

    by Mazlan167

  • Using the right kinds of sprinkler heads can have a big impact on how healthy your landscape is. There are three main kinds of sprinkler heads, each with a different purpose.

    Best Sprinkler Heads for Watering Your Landscape

    Best Sprinkler Heads for Watering Your Landscape

    by Susette Horspool4

  • How to grow and take care of tomato plants from seeds to harvest in the garden. How much space and sun do tomatoes need to grow successfully? How much water should you give a tomato plant? Step-by-step instructions for planting, growing and harvesting tomatoes from seed.

    How to Plant and Grow Tomatoes From Seeds

    How to Plant and Grow Tomatoes From Seeds

    by L M Reid13

  • English Ivy is an attractive plant that may be invasive in North America. It's both helpful and harmful for humans, other living things, and the environment.

    English Ivy Facts, Uses, and Problems

    English Ivy Facts, Uses, and Problems

    by Linda Crampton72

  • Do you only have a small area but want a garden? You can grow almost anything in containers or in a small space with a little planning and care. Follow these steps to plan your perfect little garden!

    How to Plan a Small Garden

    How to Plan a Small Garden

    by Kymberly Fergusson11

  • With a little effort, you can turn one coleus plant into a flowerbed of bright color with ease. Here's how to propagate these gorgeous ornamental plants in four easy steps.

    How to Grow Coleus From Stem Cuttings

    How to Grow Coleus From Stem Cuttings

    by Jill Spencer45

  • Hydrangea bushes can produce beautiful showy flowers and grow up to six feet wide, but buying lots of bushes can be pricey. Learn how to get many hydrangea bushes from one original plant.

    How to Use Rooting Hormone to Propagate Hydrangeas

    How to Use Rooting Hormone to Propagate Hydrangeas

    by Megan Machucho4

  • Here are five "weeds" that are beautiful, edible, and have medicinal qualities and uses that you never knew! All five of these weeds grow in my yard.

    Five Useful Weeds: Beautiful and Edible

    Five Useful Weeds: Beautiful and Edible

    by Cynthia Calhoun75

  • These 20 apps, ranging from free to under $20, are fun, useful tools for home gardeners, landscapers, and nature lovers. Updated to include specialty apps about cacti, wildflowers, veggies, and mushrooms.

    20 Smartphone Apps for Plant Lovers

    20 Smartphone Apps for Plant Lovers

    by Jill Spencer34

  • Learn some easy ways you can turn your garden or yard into a bird-friendly habitat and design a beautiful backyard sanctuary for songbirds. Create an environment with the proper feeders, water sources, and vegetation that beautiful songbirds will visit often!

    How to Build a Backyard Bird Sanctuary

    How to Build a Backyard Bird Sanctuary

    by Eric Dockett4

  • The best fertilizer for your tomato plants can only be determined after testing your soil, but not all of us know how do this for our home gardens. This guide covers the best natural or chemical fertilizers that you need for your tomatoes at different stages of growth.

    The Best Fertilizer for Tomatoes at Different Stages of Growth

    The Best Fertilizer for Tomatoes at Different Stages of Growth

    by Brandon Lobo37

  • Did you ever want to grow your own garlic? This article explains how to grow garlic, when to grow garlic and how to cultivate and harvest it. Garlic has many health benefits too, so why not give it a go?

    How to Grow Garlic: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Grow Garlic: A Step-by-Step Guide

    by Susan W21

  • No cottage or country garden would be complete without the showy stalks of hollyhock (Alcea rosea). From germination to storing seeds, this guide makes growing these old-fashioned favorites a little easier.

    How to Grow Hollyhock From Seed

    How to Grow Hollyhock From Seed

    by Jill Spencer99

  • Mountain apple is a beautiful fruit tree that grows in many gardens and farms in Hawaii. It has a unique rose flavor, tastes sweet, and is extremely juicy. Mountain apples are usually eaten fresh or made into jams, pickles, and wines.

    Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Mouthwatering Mountain Apple

    Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Mouthwatering Mountain Apple

    by Viet Doan34

  • Many first-time renters are uncomfortable with houseplants, although they long to have them. Using them for decor is one thing, but how do you water and care for them?

    Indoor House Plants: Watering & Decorating

    Indoor House Plants: Watering & Decorating

    by Susette Horspool26

  • How to grow strawberries in pots and containers from seeds. Gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting strawberry plants. You can grow new strawberry plants from runners for next year. Step-by-step instructions. I have also included Jam recipes.

    How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in the Garden

    How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in the Garden

    by L M Reid16

  • Though you might think that humans are savvy enough to have everything under control, raccoons are clever creatures that are surprisingly difficult to thwart. Below I'll share my personal raccoon experiences with you, as well as share some tips on raccoons and how to get rid of them.

    How Do You Get Rid of Raccoons? Tips and Tales on Raccoons and Cats

    How Do You Get Rid of Raccoons? Tips and Tales on Raccoons and Cats

    by Simone Haruko Smith55

  • I explain how long it takes to grow goji berries from seed and young plants. What are the health benefits of goji berries. How to grow a goji berry tree in your garden. Step-by-step instructions with videos and pictures

    How to Grow a Goji Berry Tree in Your Garden

    How to Grow a Goji Berry Tree in Your Garden

    by L M Reid31

  • The catalpa tree, sometimes referred to as the Indian bean tree, is a unique, ornamental tree with white flowers and long seed pods whose numerous species can be grown in many climates.

    Catalpa Tree Facts, Uses, and Planting Tips

    Catalpa Tree Facts, Uses, and Planting Tips

    by Ron Noble30

  • A symbol of good luck, lucky bamboo is a beautiful plant that is surprisingly easy to cultivate. Learn plant care tips as well as information about its significance for both feng shui and vastu shastra.

    Care, Growth, and Meaning of Lucky Bamboo

    Care, Growth, and Meaning of Lucky Bamboo

    by Nithya Venkat80

  • Follow this handy guide to learn how to set up your garden hose to an indoor or garden tap, as well as how to attach it to spray nozzles, sprinklers, pressure washers, and coiled hoses.

    The Complete Guide to Garden Hose Fittings

    The Complete Guide to Garden Hose Fittings

    by Eugene Brennan19

  • Flowering crabapple trees are not only beautiful, but provide vital food for wildlife during the long winter and early spring. Here's how to find varieties that keep their fruit over winter.

    Flowering Crabapple Trees: Four Seasons of Beauty

    Flowering Crabapple Trees: Four Seasons of Beauty

    by Diane Cass57

  • Wisterias are beautiful vines known for their vibrant, traffic-stopping colors. But they are also notorious for growing aggressively. This article will explain how to successively grow and care for one.

    How to Plant, Prune, and Care for Wisterias

    How to Plant, Prune, and Care for Wisterias

    by Sharon Vile27

  • Looking for an easy garden project that anyone can do? Try building your own cedar raised garden bed. It's easy, cheap, and you'll reap the benefits for years to come.

    How to Build a Cedar Raised Garden Bed

    How to Build a Cedar Raised Garden Bed

    by Bill De Giulio53

  • Arugula is a flavorful, nutritious vegetable. I have this easy-growing plant in my garden and want to share a few growing tips. I've also included my favorite arugula salad recipe.

    Tips From My Garden: How to Grow and Use Arugula

    Tips From My Garden: How to Grow and Use Arugula

    by Marlene Bertrand33

  • There are many great ways to keep those pesky bugs out of your garden, but often the natural way is the best way. Here are some plants that you can plant in your garden to keep bugs away!

    Plants That Repel Insects in Gardens

    Plants That Repel Insects in Gardens

    by Angela Michelle Schultz21

  • Read more about what is required for proper cherry tree hole preparation in the desert, tree location, soil prep, insect and disease treatment and control, and fertilizer. Enjoy summer cherry dessert!

    How to Grow Bing Cherry Trees in Arizona

    How to Grow Bing Cherry Trees in Arizona

    by John R Wilsdon2

  • Carnivorous plants have specialized growing requirements and interesting eating habits. Here is basic information on growing these bug-eating plants.

    Growing Carnivorous Plants That Eat Bugs

    Growing Carnivorous Plants That Eat Bugs

    by Anthony Altorenna13

  • Tree stumps up to 9 inches diameter can be removed with minimal tools and a little patience. This guide shows you what tools you need and the steps involved

    How to Remove a Tree Stump Easily

    How to Remove a Tree Stump Easily

    by Eugene Brennan5

  • Designing a simple landscape plan requires a careful assessment of the garden site prior to selecting plants: you must determine the sun exposure, soil pH, moisture level, and location. Sample garden plans for different situations are included in this article about how to create a simple garden.

    How to Design a Simple Garden Plan

    How to Design a Simple Garden Plan

    by Leah Lefler34

  • It's enjoyable to have plants in a home, but some house plants are poisonous. These need to be treated carefully and kept away from children and pets. In this article, you will learn the scoop about these poisonous plants and get tips on safe alternatives to have in your home.

    12 Poisonous House Plants, Their Health Effects, and Safe Alternatives

    12 Poisonous House Plants, Their Health Effects, and Safe Alternatives

    by Linda Crampton74

  • A guide to planting, growing and harvesting carrots from seeds in pots and containers in your garden. How long does it take for carrots to grow from seed? How long does it take for a carrot seed to germinate? Carrot Juice recipe

    How to Plant and Grow Carrots in Your Garden in Pots

    How to Plant and Grow Carrots in Your Garden in Pots

    by L M Reid15

  • As an organic farmer, I look for natural ways to solve any pest control problems. Neem is the ideal plant as it's a vigorous growing tree and both its leaves and seeds have repellent properties.

    How to Use Neem Leaf as a Natural Pesticide

    How to Use Neem Leaf as a Natural Pesticide

    by Mary Wickison73

  • Bee balm, also known as Monarda is a plant you will most likely find in most butterfly and bee gardens. This plant, due to, its scent attracts most pollinating insects. Mostly, Monarda is grown in North America. Due to its medical benefits, most North American people are growing it more than ever.

    How to Grow and Harvest Bee Balm

    How to Grow and Harvest Bee Balm

    by Anthony Booth0

  • This article will provide tips on pruning raspberries properly for growing more fruit every season. This guide will also offer helpful advice on general care for these wonderful plants.

    How and When to Plant and Prune Raspberry Bushes

    How and When to Plant and Prune Raspberry Bushes

    by Anthony Altorenna11

  • Moth orchids are easy-to-grow houseplants that are inexpensive and easy to find. Flowers are long-lived, lasting over a month. With proper care, get your flower to thrive and rebloom.

    Easy Orchid for Beginners: The Moth Orchid

    Easy Orchid for Beginners: The Moth Orchid

    by Dolores Monet6

  • Rose-scented geranium is one of the more useful herbs in the garden—it can be used to make a relaxing herbal tea, delicately scent and nourish wood, and keep insects at bay.

    Benefits and Uses of Geranium Pelargonium

    Benefits and Uses of Geranium Pelargonium

    by Fiona11

  • I offers tips for growing figs in northern climates. Where the winter cold can kill a fig tree, try growing the plant in containers. When it gets cold outside, move the fig inside for the winter.

    How to Grow Fig Trees in Containers

    How to Grow Fig Trees in Containers

    by Anthony Altorenna40

  • Shrimp plants earned their name from the color and shape of their flowers bracts. They are grown as landscape plants in the tropics and houseplants in colder climes.

    How to Grow Shrimp Plants Indoors or Outdoors

    How to Grow Shrimp Plants Indoors or Outdoors

    by Caren White0

  • It's one thing to read about hydroponic gardening in your home, and quite another to actually do it. Here are instructions for how to build a vertical indoor vegetable garden using hydroponics.

    How to Build an Indoor Hydroponic Vegetable Garden

    How to Build an Indoor Hydroponic Vegetable Garden

    by Susette Horspool19

  • For many vegetable gardeners it's tradition to till or turn over soil to prepare garden beds for planting. There are also newer methods for creating healthy soil for vegetable plants. Decide which works best for you!

    Till Vs No Till: Which Is Best?

    Till Vs No Till: Which Is Best?

    by Juli Seyfried0

  • Prayer plants are the perfect solution if your home does not get a lot of sunlight. They prefer filtered light. Their leaf colors can add a little pop of color to your interior decor.

    How to Grow a Prayer Plant

    How to Grow a Prayer Plant

    by Caren White0

  • Tips from my 10 years of experience growing and harvesting stevia: Which type to buy, how to grow, harvest, and dry it, and why some stevia has a bitter taste.

    How I Grow and Harvest Stevia

    How I Grow and Harvest Stevia

    by LongTimeMother38

  • Hostas are hardy plants and a staple in northern shade gardens. Knowing how and when to divide them can add more healthy plants to your garden.

    How to Grow and Divide Hosta Plants

    How to Grow and Divide Hosta Plants

    by Anthony Altorenna30

  • If you're wondering how you'll know when bananas are ready to pick, here are photos to showing the various stages. An attentive eye and patience are required to pick your bananas at the perfect time.

    When to Harvest Bananas

    When to Harvest Bananas

    by Mary Wickison48

  • Sedum, or stonecrop, is a succulent plant that comes in many varieties and can be used in many ways in the garden. Learn more about popular varieties and how to care for them.

    Sedum Plant: Types, Care, and Propagation

    Sedum Plant: Types, Care, and Propagation

    by Megan Machucho3

  • If you are new to houseplants, buy one that is inexpensive and does not require a lot of care. Here is what to look for in a new plant and how to take care of it when you get it home.

    How to Choose the Best Houseplants for Beginners

    How to Choose the Best Houseplants for Beginners

    by Dolores Monet10

  • Wisteria is a magnificent vining plant that boasts beautiful cascades of lavender, pink, or white flowers each spring. Find out how to successfully grow and care for a wisteria vine.

    Wisteria Vine: Types, Care, and Propagation

    Wisteria Vine: Types, Care, and Propagation

    by Megan Machucho2

  • Basil prefers to grow under long days, in full sun and well-drained soil. Yet it can grow in partial shade also but will have less vigor. You can grow it in your garden as well as indoors if you are able to provide light for at least 10 hours a day.

    How to Grow Basil Plants in Your Garden

    How to Grow Basil Plants in Your Garden

    by Sherry Haynes9

  • Japanese Anemones are wonderful perennials that bloom in the late summer until the fall filling in the gap between your summer perennials and fall perennials.

    How to Grow Japanese Anemones (Windflowers)

    How to Grow Japanese Anemones (Windflowers)

    by Caren White1

  • Have you ever wanted to buy yourself a hydroponic system but it was just way too expensive? In this article, we will show you how to build your own hydroponic system with only a few things from your local hardware store. Growing veggies year-round has never been easier!

    Build Your Own Hydroponic System: A Step by Step Guide

    Build Your Own Hydroponic System: A Step by Step Guide

    by Britney Bernard and Cassie Midura0

  • Yellow passion fruit liliko’i is plentiful in Hawaii. It has an irresistible tropical taste and many delicious culinary uses. This guide will provide information on the many uses of this wonderful plant and provide guidance on how to grow your own. Liliko’i cheesecake anyone?

    A Tropical Taste of Hawaii: Yellow Passion Fruit Liliko'i

    A Tropical Taste of Hawaii: Yellow Passion Fruit Liliko'i

    by Viet Doan7

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