Vegetable-garden

How To : 7 Extraordinary Uses for Aluminum Foil

It turns out that the silver crinkly material traditionally used for wrapping leftovers and making funny hats to block out messages from extraterrestrial beings is pretty darn useful for a number of other random but handy tasks, such as sharpening your scissors and keeping bug ...more

How To : 7 More Unexpected Uses for Epsom Salt

If you ever want to try rebooting your car batteries before calling a towing service, make a solution out of 1 ounce of epsom salt dissolved in warm water, and apply the solution to the battery cell before starting your car. Epsom salt can also be used for making your hair le ...more

How To : Grow a crystal garden

A crystal garden is something that not everyone has. Grow a crystal garden for a science project, or grow it to add a hint of magic to your own herbal or vegetable garden. Show it off to friends and family. Watch this video to learn how to grow a crystal garden for your person ...more

How To : Make pumpkin shaped cupcakes for Halloween

We've got a little secret to share with you: Being a master cupcake chef doesn't require you to be a baking whiz or even have a degree from a famous culinary school. When it comes to good cupcakes, decorating yours to pro standards is easier than you think. If you don't belie ...more

How To : Build a Raised Garden Bed Out of Old Pallets!

How to easily build a raised garden bed out of wooden pallets for free! …Well almost free. Building a raised vegetable garden with pallets or reclaimed wood is a really rewarding experience. The garden bed idea out of pallets came about from the fact that l wanted to build a r ...more

How To : Set up a hydroponic herb garden on your rooftop

Setting up a hydroponic herb garden might sound like a dauntingly big project but, as this clip demonstrates, it's much more manageable than you might expect. It's so straightforward, in fact, that this gardener's guide can present a complete and thorough overview of the proce ...more

How To : Start a Vegetable Garden

It's always a pleasure to grow your own herbs and vegetables. Start with good, healthy soil and add lots of organic material. To grow your herbs and vegetables: you can use either seeds or seedlings. Seeds are more cost effective but take longer to grow whereas with seedlings ...more

How To : Build a raised garden bed for sustainable living

Having a raised garden bed is great in the city because you can fill it with good soil and create a healthy environment for your plants. Install a hoop house made from PVC pipe. To build the raised bed, use 2x10x8 lumper. Predrill the holes at the corners to make it easier to ...more

How To : Plant a vegetable garden

Grow some of your own food by starting a vegetable garden. You'll eat better and save money. You Will Need * A sunny garden spot * A wire mesh fence * Seeds or seedlings * Flowers * A soil test Step 1: Decide on a garden type Decide between a raised-bed garden or an in-groun ...more

How To : Plant winter vegetable gardens

Cold weather vegetable gardens are a great way to prepare for the spring growing season. Learn how to plant winter vegetables with expert gardening tips in this free video series. Part 1 of 6 - How to Plant winter vegetable gardens. Plant winter vegetable gardens - Part 2 of 6 ...more

How To : Construct a raised bed vegetable garden

Did you ever want to have your own garden but shelved the idea because there was not much space to work with. Well! This is the video you got to watch then. It’s a very innovative approach to gardening in limited space. After watching this video you would pretty much want to h ...more

How To : Organically fertilize a garden

Allen shows us how to organically fertilize your vegetable garden. Insect and pest control as well as fertilizer can be used to keep a garden safe for the whole family, as well as pets, as well as producing food free of chemicals. Watch this video gardening tutorial and learn ...more

How To : Build a shaded vegetable garden

This video explains how to build a shaded vegetable garden. The instructor begins the video my explaining the benefits using a shaded garden as it offers protection from hail, heavy rains and gives you the ability to control the outdoor temperature better. The simplest way to ...more

How To : Plant garlic in your vegetable garden

Garlic is great for spicing up your meals (and keeping vampires away!) and fall is a great time to grow it. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to grow garlic in your garden. Get some garlic bulbs from a seed catalog, nursery or organic grower, and you'll soon have a garl ...more

How To : Plant peas in your vegetable garden

There is nothing like fresh vegetables from the garden. Dave Epstein shows us the secrets to planting peas. We need to order pea seeds or buy them at the store. There are five steps we are going to do to get our peas to grow. First, we are going to soak our seeds overnight. S ...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 : Do organic vegetable gardening

Before embarking upon the exciting adventure of building your own home vegetable garden, there are some important issues to consider. What tools and supplies will you need? Where should you put the garden? How do you dig the bed and plant the vegetables? Find answers to all of ...more

How To : Plant a 30 minute vegetable garden

You can have a garden in less than 30 minutes. The key is a product called garden socks. They are two cubic feet long and they have one cubic foot of compost inside of them. One thing that makes this product useful is that they are very light and easy to carry around and they ...more

How To : Use vinca (or periwinkle) flowers in your garden

The vinca, or periwinkle, is a hearty flower that adds a lot to any garden. It comes in a variety of colors, and grows in the sun as well as the shade. But they're so hearty that you have to watch them, or they'll start springing up where they're not supposed to. In this video ...more

How To : Make a leaf fence

Autumn leaves may be beautiful, but they can also be incredibly annoying as they pile up around your garden. But there are things you can do with autumn leaves, like mulching them, composting them and turning them into a living fence. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Ep ...more

How To : Make hoops for your low garden tunnel

With low garden tunnels you can protect your plants from frost and insects, and you can overwinter your crops. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, host Dave Epstein will look at how to build a garden low tunnel. He'll focus on using the Quick Hoops Bender for the project. Grow ...more

How To : Aerate your soil using a broadfork

Aerating your soil is an essential part of gardening, but it can be long and back-breaking work. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein will teach you how to use a broadfork to aerate your soil. Using a broadfork, you can aerate the soil without damaging the soil's ec ...more

How To : Spiff up your driveway with street print

Your driveway can make a big difference in the appearance of your house. As nice as it would be to have a brick, slate or cobblestone driveway, those are expensive options that not everybody can afford. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, you'll learn how to use a comparatively ...more

How To : Identify problems squash, melons, & chile plants

This video answers some questions on how to identify some of the problems that occur in vegetable gardens: for example, if there are missing leaves on your tomato plant, then it is an indication that they are being eaten by something. In some cases, this pest is the Tomato Hor ...more

How To : Ventilate a low tunnel in your garden

A low tunnel is a kind of mini-greenhouse for your garden. Growing vegetables in a low tunnel requires proper ventilation. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to provide the right ventilation for your low tunnel, keeping your plants happy and healthy. Growing Wisdom is a weekl ...more

News : Heart Beet Gardening!

Be Still My Beating Heart, it's Heart Beet Gardening! So we all know that eating organic can be a challenge sometime to our pocket books. With tomatoes being $3 a pound some places, I often get asked how can I eat organic without breaking my bank account. One solution, grow y ...more

How To : Spin wool

In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein and fiber sculptor Susan Barrett Merrill discuss how to spin wool. Barrett Merrill demonstrates the spinning wheel and explains how wool is transformed into yarn. She also shows some of her own work and explains her artistic proc ...more

How To : Use soil block makers to start seeds

A soil block maker is a cool device for starting your seeds. All you do is fill a container with soil and use the block maker like a cookie cutter. Then you'll have little blocks of soil to plant your seeds in, and you can easily transfer the block to your garden. Now stand ba ...more

How To : Use a three-bin composting system

Every day, the average American throws away about four pounds of trash. But a lot of your daily trash could actually be very useful in the garden, as composting. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein shows you how to use a three-bin composting system. Growing Wisdom ...more

How To : Extract seeds from tomatoes

If you've grown tomatoes from seed, perhaps you've wondered how the seed company extracts those seeds. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein walks you through a process known as sluicing. Using sluicing, you can extract vegetable seeds yourself. Growing Wisdom is a ...more

How To : Plant seeds using a pinpoint seeder

It can be a real challenge to plant your seeds in evenly-spaced lines. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein will show you how to use a four-row pinpoint seeder to plenty your seeds. Using devices like this, planting seeds in even lines will be a whole lot easier. G ...more

How To : Weed in hard-to-reach spots

One of the most challenging, arduous parts of gardening is weeding vegetables that are close to the ground. Cabbage, for instance, leafs out near the earth and can be fiendishly tricky to weed. In this Growing Wisdom gardening tutorial, you'll learn about some of the tools tha ...more

How To : Choose a shade tree

When you head to your neighborhood gardening center to find a shade tree for your garden, the variety of choices can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many kinds of trees, and each of those trees has its own varieties. In this clip, Dave Epstein from Growing Wisdom will hel ...more

How To : Grow vegetables late in the season

Come the fall, your garden is probably going to be looking pretty spare. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are vegetables that will thrive in the fall. In this Growing Wisdom gardening tutorial, you'll learn how to grow vegetables in the cooler months. Growing Wisdom ...more

How To : Use a cold frame to extend the growing season

A cold frame is a great way to extend the growing season in your garden. When you set up a cold frame, you can keep your plants healthy and growing, even when it's cold outside. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to set up and use a cold frame. Growing Wisdom is a weekl ...more

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