Grow Good Plants

How To : Improve the Soil to Grow Healthy Plants

Every experienced gardener knows that the secret to better blooms, brilliant greens, and tastier fruits and vegetables is a healthy soil. Improving the soil before you plant is the best head start to growing healthy, hardy growth in your garden. But if you’re a beginning gard ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Grow plants from cuttings

Growing plants from cuttings is an inexpensive way to expand your garden. With patience and the right technique, it can be done fairly easily. You Will Need * Pruning shears * Sand * Peat moss * Plant containers * Plastic zipper bags * Potting soil * Clean container to hold yo ...more

How To : Plant and grow basil plants

This is how to plant and grow basil. First pick out a pot with a drain hole. Put some crushed cans in it. Fill it with dirt. The dirt should be part potting soil, part compost, and part normal dirt. Take off the peat moss pot the plant is in, break up the roots, and set your b ...more

How To : Grow house plants from tip cuttings

In this series of gardening videos, our expert on plant propagation tells you how to grow new house plants from tip cuttings of existing ones. She demonstrates how to take your trimming in order to get the best results, then explains in detail how to prepare the soil for maxim ...more

How To : Choose the plants best suited to your home garden

So you want to start a home garden in your backyard? Make sure you pick the best plants and flowers for your garden by considering climate, soil composition and growing seasons for what you want to cultivate. Know the difference between annuals and perennials, and master home ...more

How To : Care for house plants growing in water

Growing plants in the Southwest is different then other climates. We learn how to grow plants in water. Salt is a factor that we need to be cautious of. Salt is in soil and in water. Water, once absorbed leaves a layer of salt. It can be avoided by watering in a certain way. C ...more

How To : Grow a kiwi plant

Watch Monty's video guide to planting a kiwi plant, ideal for fast-growing extensive coverage of a tree or arbour, and follow his practical tips on positioning for best effect. Gardeners' World is brought to you by the BBC. Search Gardeners' World on WonderHowTo for more vide ...more

How To : Grow plants, flowers and vegetables organically

While organic gardening might sound like a complicated endeavor, you'll find it's actually considerably less trouble to work with nature than to constantly fight against it. This green gardener's guide from the British National Trust presents a primer on the subject. For more ...more

How To : Grow plants with a homemade hydroponics system

This is Hydroponics: At Home for Beginners. To build a home hydroponic system, you will first need to acquire a storage tote tub at any local store. That's the first big step, then everything from then on gets easy... well, almost. There's actually a lot of work to accomplish ...more

How To : Look after and grow plants in your home

If you think that it's difficult to grow beautiful plants inside your home, you'll be happy to know that you are wrong. Growing plants inside a home can be an easy task and requires some hard work, but it pays off in the end. So check out this tutorial on how to look after and ...more

How To : Grow plants with Sid the Science Kid

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to grow plants with Sid the Science Kid. Sid the Science Kid is a half-hour PBS Kids series. To begin, viewers will need a cup filled with soil. Users will be planting a lima bean. Push the lima bean deep into the soil and add some wat ...more

How To : Grow ivy plants

Every one knows what ivy is, but most think of it as the poisonous ivy that gives a horrible itchy rash, but poison ivy isn't the only kind out there. There's beautiful ivy that can make your home more elegant than ever. Growing the prolific ivy plant will convince you that yo ...more

How To : Grow hanging basket plants

Growing hanging basket plants requires checking for insects and diseases. Learn how to grow hanging basket plants in this free gardening video series. Part 1 of 12 - How to Grow hanging basket plants. Grow hanging basket plants - Part 2 of 12. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Grow mountain laurel plants from seeds

How to grow mountain laurel plants; get professional tips and advice from an expert on caring for plants and flowers in this free gardening video series. Part 1 of 5 - How to Grow mountain laurel plants from seeds. Grow mountain laurel plants from seeds - Part 2 of 5. Click th ...more

How To : Grow healthy tomato plants

Follow along as we learn how to grow healthy tomato plants. -When you plant tomato plants you need to get a strip of tinfoil, about two inches wide, and wrap it around the stem. -Make sure you go about an inch into the soil. -When purchasing fertilizer, look at the three numb ...more

News : Grow a Treehouse From Plants and Meat

How would you like to live like Tarzan, except in a sustainable, organic treehouse? Check out TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim and his plan for homes of the future. Read the full article here. Mitchell Joachim is co-founder of Terreform One in Brooklyn, New York ...more

How To : Grow a cactus and succulent plants

In this video series Nicole Pantaleon, an expert in plant and soil science, will demonstrate how to grow and propagate cactus and succulent plants. She will instruct on the proper way to cut and pot cactus or any other succulent plant. Part 1 of 15 - How to Grow a cactus and s ...more

How To : Grow and care for prennial plants

Our greenthumb expert Martha Cycz introduces you to whole new circle of friends, ones with exotic titles like Bretisia, Echinacea and Dicentia. But don't let the sophisticated names fool you: these are very approachable plants, ones which will return your affection year around ...more

How To : Make a Simple Herbal Extract

Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let ...more

How To : Divide and re-pot onions and herbs

How to divide and re-pot onions and herbs Take some green onions from your garden and bring them inside. If there are any dead or dry leaves on the onions that you bring in clean them up so that you have nice clean onions. Herbs are also good to grow inside during the winter a ...more

How To : Easily make a hydroponic garden using a pvc pipe

If you live in a small apartment or condo unit, you have a very small amount of space to grow or enjoy plants. If you're looking for a good solution to adding some green to a balcony or window seal, this video may be for you. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to easily mak ...more

How To : Choose the right evergreen tree for your landscape

In this video from nmsuaces we learn about choosing the right evergreen tree for your landscape. Upright Junipers are very good for the landscape. A topiary pruned juniper is something that the homeowner can maintain in the spiral form it is. An Austrian black pine is good for ...more

How To : Grow a moss garden

You may not think of it as a great addition to your garden, but moss can be something that can add quite a bit. There are many uses for having moss in your garden, and one of the benefits to having it can be a good substitute for other plants since it doesn't require too much ...more

How To : Grow your own vineyard

This video explains some important things you need to know if you are thinking about growing your own vineyard. First, think about the types of grapes you want to grow, depending on whether you want to make raisins, grape juice, jelly or wine. Talk to your extension agent to f ...more

How To : Keep an indoor plant alive

Do plants wilt at the sight of you? With these tips, anyone can keep a houseplant alive, even you! You Will Need * A plant * Knowledge of its native environment * Water * Fertilizer * A soothing voice or a radio Step 1 Pick a plant that’s tough to kill. Hardy varieties includ ...more

How To : Make a thyme seat

By combining plants and a garden seat together you can create a lovely living seat that will look good all year round and if you use herbs to make the seat it will also smell good. In this how to video we are making a seat using thyme, but you could also use chamomile, pennyro ...more

How To : Grow tomatoes in a container

Nothing says fresh and delicious like a ripe tomato from your home garden. This horticultural how-to will walk you through the fundamentals of container tomato gardening and present you with a list of the basic materials you'll need to get started growing your very own tomatoe ...more

How To : Use small food plots when hunting

Something to look out for when hunting, is small food plots that are surrounded by trees and offer a good area for things to be grown. These areas are perfect for growing certain plants that would attract deers for months and months. In this video tutorial, you'll be finding o ...more

How To : Prune a young blueberry plant

If you plan on growing various fruits in your yard, know that each plant needs to be pruned at certain times of the year. Blueberry plants need to be pruned or burned over every two years so that any pests that may distrupt it can easily be taken care of. The result is a plant ...more

How To : Make the best compost tea from scratch

The title may be a bit deceiving. This tutorial is going to be showing you how to make compost tea from scratch. No, you can't drink it yourself, but your plants will be sure to love it. This mixture of ingredients is perfect for growing big and beautiful plants and veggies. A ...more

How To : Control weeds in garden beds and pathways

Weeds are plants that are growing where they’re not wanted. They out-compete other plants for nutrients and can spoil the look of your garden. Weeds can take any form and can vary depending on where they grow. There are a number of measures you can take to prevent weeds from ...more

How To : Divide hosta

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to divide hosta. Hostas are one of the best plants for your garden. They grow very fast. Hence, you have to divide them to keep them healthy. The best time to do this is either early spring or during fall. Take a flat sho ...more

How To : Prune hydrangea plants

Hydrangea is a garden favorite. It has lovely blooms and can become a good sized plant. Many ask when should it be pruned or cut back. A good rule of thumb is to understand that Hydrangeas bloom on old wood. As soon as the flowers are spent, as soon as they start to turn brown ...more

How To : Use fertilizer in FarmVille

Like most living things, your plants in FarmVille will always enjoy a good meal. Understanding the types and effects of fertilizer will help you level up quicker! This video tutorial shows how to use fertilizer in FarmVille. From regular fertilizer to Super Grow, fertilizing ...more

How To : Keep your tree from dying

First of all you have to check the root which has started circling. Then notice that there is a dark portion at the bottom of the trunk. You can prevent this problem by avoiding to plant too deeply and not to leave in the pot for too long. You have to plant it at the right dep ...more

How To : Grow garlic in your home garden

Garlic is good for you and adds great flavor to your cooking. Add this versatile plant to your garden this fall and in no time at all you'll be pulling up fantastic cloves of fresh, home grown garlic that you can use and share with your neighbors. If you’re looking to spice u ...more

From Beans to Your Cup : A Coffee Primer

To say we're a nation of coffee-lovers is putting it mildly. Americans consume 400 million cups of joe in one day alone, but how well do we actually know our morning BFF? We know it comes from a bean, and that more coffee drinks exist than there are ways to skin a pig, but wha ...more

How To : Test soil pH

Video shows how to test soil for pH levels. Testing the soil shows how acidic or how alkaline soil is. Some plants grow better in acidic soil or alkaline soil. Using a pH tester allows to determine which plants you want to use in your soil. Test soil pH. Click through to watch ...more

How To : Plant a rose to avoid root rock and sucker growth

Sarah Raven demonstrates the best method for planting a rose to avoid root rock and sucker growth. Follow these Gardeners' World step-by-step guides to garden projects from the BBC. These lovely tutorials on gardening will grow your green thumb and make your gardens grow heal ...more

How To : Plant a ceanothis flower

Monty Don plants up a ceonuthus, sharing his tips for good drainage and adding extra energy for the plant roots. Follow these Gardeners' World step-by-step guides to garden projects from the BBC. These lovely tutorials on gardening will grow your green thumb and make your gar ...more

How To : Plant Sempervivum in a pot

Sempervivum or Houseleeks are extremely hearty breed of succulent plants that can grow in very arid areas. Sempervivum are a great plant to have because they require very little care. In this garden tutorial, Martin Fish from Garden News demonstrates how to create a simple & e ...more

How To : Grow clematis

Dave shows us some unusual types of clematis with striking flower colors and shapes and resistance to disease. Any plants that are resistance to disease are a good choice.

How To : Plant carpet roses in a container

If you're looking for a way to add more flowers to your garden, but are out of space, then try using a container. Containers are perfect for holding one or several different types of flowers. Roses can also be grown in containers as well. In this tutorial, you'll find out how ...more

How To : Spread and plant hosta plants in your yard

In this informative video tutorial, you'll be finding out about the herbaceous pernnials also known as hostas. These plants are great for either very sunny or shady areas. They come in many different sizes and shapes and are very easy to grow. So check out this tutorial, to fi ...more

How To : Prune tomato plants by removing the suckers

Pruning is a very important part of gardening that makes sure plants get nutrition, stay away from disease, and promotes continuous growth. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to prune tomato plants by removing the suckers from them. This will make sure that the plant can g ...more

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