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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 : Understand why apple trees need to be pruned

Each year an apple tree should produce three things: new growth, fruit buds on last year's and older growth, and fruit on those fruit buds formed in previous years. In order to keep an apple tree in balance and fruiting, one must prune. However, pruning is often done poorly. I ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Get Rid of Stink Bugs Without Using Pesticides

Halyomorpha halys, squash bug, shield bug ... What's in a name? A pest is a pest and the brown marmorated stink bug is a pest par excellence. Though some home gardeners are content to use insecticides, you'll find that it's generally easier to work with nature than against it. ...more

How To : Install a simple garden retaining wall

Patti the Garden Girl shows her viewers how to install a retaining wall in her urban garden. Garden Soxx is a product that will allow you to make a retaining wall in your garden that will prevent and fix any erosion problem you may have in your yard. After making a small shelf ...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 : Remove a plant without digging

In this video tutorial, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to remove an unwanted rose, or any other unwanted plant, without digging it out of the ground and without the use of pesticides. For full instructions, watch this garden how-to.

How To : Prune an olive bonsai tree

This video explains how to prune an olive bonsai tree properly. the olive tree used in the video is an europaea tree bought from an exclusive bonsai tree company. The way the tree is pruned are by cutting the tree so that that it has an upward shape to stimulate vertical growt ...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 : Prune roses and spot dead branches

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to prune roses. Users will need a pair of garden trimmers or cutters. Observe the rose stem and check to see if there are any thorns and if it has a black color. If it does, it needs to be cut. Then remove the mulch around the canes. W ...more

How To : Bring the outside in by building a mini terrarium

In this video, learn how to build your own mini-terrarium at home and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from inside your own home. This is super easy and only requires items that you probably already have at home, so it's cheap too! Enjoy your little terrarium everyday with hel ...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 : 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 : Make Your Own Whitefly Sticky Trap

This is a cheap and easy way to make a sticky fly trap that can catch tons of whiteflies. Get a can of Tanglefoot’s Tangle-Trap Sticky Coating. I stored this in the greenhouse which may not have been a great idea, as you can see by the amount of rust there is on the can. Next ...more

How To : Plant a crimson queen Japanese Maple tree

This video gives an insight not only into planting a beautiful Japanese Maple Tree, but also other tree's as well. Learn how to dig a proper hole, fertilizer suggestions, mulching and burying. Be sure to watch carefully! Featuring Arborist Gary Overton.

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 : 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 : De-Hull leafy sprouts

In order to de-hull leafy bean sprouts, you will need a salad spinner. The type of salad spinner you use will make a big difference. Separate the sprouts. Work your way through the sprouts. Separate them as much as you can. Place your salad spinner in the sink. While under ru ...more

How To : Prune small trees

How to prune small trees Topping a tree is not good for the tree. You can prune back branches to make it smaller but you don't want to prune more than 10-30 percent of the tree at one time. You do not need to use a pruning seal when you prune. They do not keep bugs out and the ...more

How To : Make a simple wooden bonsai pot

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a wooden bonsai pot. You will need pressure treated wood made of all weather oak. You will also need a strain brush and nails. Assorted plastic bins will also be needed. Drill holes into the bottom of the plastic bin. Next, cut ...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

How To : Prune and propogate dogwood trees

Joe Swift demonstrates how to prune and take hardwood cuttings from dogwoods. 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. Prune a ...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 : Make Hypertufa planters

Want a really easy and inexpensive way to jazz up your yard? This tutorial will show you how to make Hypertufa planters. All you need is a wheelbarrow, a hoe, latex gloves, 2 parts peat moss, 1 part sand, 1 part portland cement mix, a large pot/box/bowl and a plastic garbage b ...more

How To : Prune a Japanese Maple

This tutorial video will teach you the proper manner in which to prune a Japanese Maple tree. Keeping your Japanese Maple properly pruned is an important part of keeping them healthy.

How To : Protect plants from freezing temperatures

The cold weather can mean bad news for your home garden. But if you take the right measures, you can protect your plants from dying during the winter months. This video will show you to prepare your plants to survive the cold. Step 1: Consider location Grow plants near the so ...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 : Care for gardening plants

Gardening is a great hobby for anyone looking to grow beautiful flowers, ferns or fruit bearing plants. Learn how to care for a variety of garden plants with gardening tips from a horticulturist in this free video series. Part 1 of 28 - How to Care for gardening plants. Care f ...more

How To : Care for bougainvillea plants

Bougainvillea plants make an excellent addition to any garden because of their colorful flowers. Learn how to care for bougainvilleas with tips from a gardener in this free plant care video series. Part 1 of 10 - How to Care for bougainvillea plants. Care for bougainvillea pla ...more

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