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How To : Collect fern spores for propagation

In this tutorial, we learn how to collect fern spores with Nancy Swell. If you turn a fern over, you will see the spores on the back of them. The green spores are green and will not shed from the plant. You will first need to collect the fern leaves and place them in an envelo ...more

How To : Save Your Tomatoes From Rats And Rot

Every summer my husband and I plant a tomato plant. We do this to enjoy the plump red tomatoes right off of the vine. This summer we have had a problem, which is that SOMETHING IS EATING OUR TOMATOES AND IT IS NOT US! The Beginning Let me start from the beginning. Purchase ...more

How To : Keep your pansies healthy year round

How to keep your pansies healthy year round To keep pansies healthy you have to regularly be taking off dead and dying flowers. When you take the dead flowers off you can leave the stems or you can take them off at the plant base if you want them to look better. The tradition ...more

How To : Prune a mature apple tree with secateurs or shears

In this instructional pruning video, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Heritage Apples prunes "shoots," or the leave-offs of past years' growth of the Egremont Russet apple tree. He uses secateurs, or pruning shears, and emphasizes the need for balance and fruit bud management. Watch ...more

How To : Plant an iris

This video shows how to plant an iris. Be sure to select a spot that gets about six inches of sun a day to plant an iris. When planting more than one iris, be sure to space them about a foot apart. This will encourage them to grow tall. When you dig the hole, don't dig it too ...more

How To : Put together a Zen garden

Zen gardens and gardening are serene places and activities. If you want to make your own Zen garden and add some harmony to your life, watch this video to learn some general guidelines for going about it. These tips are for full-size Zen gardens, not the desktop models.

How To : Prevent poison ivy

Poison ivy is a real pain. And it is especially bad to have poison ivy in your garden. Learn how to identify and remove poison ivy with little to no risk to your skin with this gardening tutorial. Remember to be careful and wear long pants and gloves when handling poison ivy

How To : Choose fruit trees

Doña Ana County Extension Agent John White and Master Gardener Benny Knudsen look at stone fruit trees on their tour of the "Garden of Weeden". The Mariposa Plum, the dwarf Stella Sweet Cherry, Elberta Peach, Tilton Apricot and the almond tree (which also belongs to the stone ...more

How To : Prune a rose tree (standard)

If you'd like to have a rose tree, or rose 'standard' as opposed to a rose bush, this video will show you what to do. You'll need some pruning shears and of course, a rose bush. This video is really helpful in instructing what to look for when you're trimming, and what branche ...more

How To : Distinguish different types of bulbs

In this tutorial, Scott Atkinson shows us how to identify different types of bulbs. Common types of bulbs are: tulip, daffodil and lily. These are most easily identified but there are many that appear in flowers. A core looks similar to a bulb but it is a solid tissue and does ...more

How To : Prune a Bramley apple tree

The Bramley is a large, heavy-cropping cooking apple popular for baking, making apple sauce and other apple dishes. In this two-part how-to series, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Heritage Apples demonstrates how to properly prune a Bramley apple tree and other apple trees with a s ...more

How To : Transplant Papaya Trees

Papaya trees are very vulnerable to transplantation shock. Seedlings tend to recover slowly and poorly after replanting in a new location under a sunny sky. Many internet articles advise that papaya trees should be transplanted without injury to their root systems. Keeping the ...more

How To : Build a greenhouse to grow flowers or vegetables

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a greenhouse to grow flowers or vegetables. A greenhouse means the growing season doesn't have to end. You should plan the greenhouse out on paper before you begin, and allow space for walkways, location, and more. Make sure you can affo ...more

How To : Speed Up the Composting Process

Composting is said to be every gardener’s gold, but making compost and getting it ready could take up to a year. Professional growers have discovered that compost activators can help speed up composting quickly…sometimes to as little as 30 days! 6 Steps to Speed Up Composting ...more

How To : Graft an Adenium plant for propagation

This three part how to video sequence shows you a how to graft an Adenium plant. Watch, do some stem cutting and start growing beautiful plants for your garden. Part 1 of 3 - How to Graft an Adenium plant for propagation. Part 2 of 3 - How to Graft an Adenium plant for propag ...more

How To : Identify tree damage from a natural gas leak

In this how-to video, you will learn how to indicate if tree damage has occurred due to a natural gas leak. In this example, a Mexican Elder tree has been damaged by the gas leak. You can tell by the brown leaves. The plastic around the soil has trapped the gas in the soil, cu ...more

How To : Make seashell-covered terra cotta pots for summer

Shell-covered pots are such beautiful decorations for the summer, bringing the beach into (or directly outside of) your home even if you live inland. They add a gorgeously breezy oceanic touch to your plants. Watch this episode of "The Martha Stewart Show" to learn how to ado ...more

How To : Move large trees without damaging the roots

It's been almost impossible to protect all the roots when it comes to moving large trees. This is a process that can take days to complete and can be hard for the tree. But there are ways that this can be accomplished now thanks to some new technology. This new discovery can s ...more

How To : Make compost from homehold kitchen scraps

This video shows you how to make compost from organic debris in the garden and leftover food.To make compost, you must add organic debris or scraps of food to such as pine needles, leaves or fruits to your compost bin. You should use horse or cow manure to speed up the process ...more

How To : Grow a pineapple inside your home

How to grow pineapple inside your home To grow pineapple in your home start by picking the right pineapple. You want to pick one that is ripe and delicious, ready to eat. Grab the leafy top and twist and pull it off of the pineapple. What you will have is a leafy plant with a ...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 : Build your own hydroponics system

In this tutorial, we learn how to build your own hydroponics system. To do this, you will need: square line rain gutter, 6x end caps, 3x gutter running outlet, 1x small pond pump, 2 meters pond pump tubing, timber for framework, large plastic container, and gutter leaf guard. ...more

How To : Prune rose bushes with bypass pruners

If you're looking for tips on how to prune roses bushes, there's no one better than rose expert Muriel Humenick to show you how it's done. First, she shows you the proper pruning tools you'll need for the rose garden, and the main tools are bypass pruners, but there are others ...more

How To : Plant train and prune passion flowers in a garden

Follow Joe Swift's video guide to planting, training and pruning passion flowers. 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 healthful plants. Pla ...more

How To : Sow small seeds (begonia semperflorens)

This video tutorial shows you how to sow the seeds of the Begonia Semperflorens. 1. Obtain an already grown flower pot. 2. Collect the seeds. 3. Using your thumb and forefinger, roll the seeds gently over a clean surface. The seeds will scatter onto this surface. 4. Mix the s ...more

News : The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

With the aid of America's top botanical experts, Michael Tortorello of the New York Times has compiled a wonderful list of 15 hard-to-kill houseplants for the green thumb inept. Pictured above: One of Tortorello's experts, Mark Hoover, keeper of 878 houseplants.. Below, Tortor ...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 : Get rid of three common garden bugs

Gardening can be relaxing in the summertime. The sun is shining, the flowers smell delicious and it can be great exercise..it would be absolutely perfect if it weren't for all those pesky bugs. In this tutorial, learn how to get rid of three common garden bugs and make your ho ...more

How To : Grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box

Learn how to plant and grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box in this free video series on gardening. Part 1 of 5 - How to Grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box. Grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box - Part 2 of 5. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Make a plant gift basket

Plant gift baskets are a great way to show you care about someone. Learn how to make plant gift baskets with tips from a florist in this free gift basket decorating video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a plant gift basket. Make a plant gift basket - Part 2 of 15. Click thr ...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 : Fertilize your curry leaf plant properly

In this quick tip episode from Show Me the Curry, you will learn how to keep your curry leaf plant fertilized properly so you can make the most of it. Keep your leaves fresh and tasty longer with this helpful hint.

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