How to Grow

Have you always wanted to know how to grow a garden but never took the plunge? Well you're in the right place. The Hometalk community of garden enthusiasts will get you started with all you need to know about growing everything, from cucumbers to roses, and all the materials, tools, and techniques in between. Happy gardening!

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Popular Slideshows for Growing

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Growing Videos

We've got the DIY video tutorials to get you started in the world of gardening.

Goodbye Spiders & Flies

Say Goodbye to those annoying Spiders & Flies! Here are some easy ways to have less encounters with those scary spiders🕷 and annoying flies🪰!Spring is finally here (PTL because I’m so sick of the cold!).Spring & Summer are for sure my favorite times of the year! I love being outside, working in the flower beds and garden, and lounging by the pool. BUT I DO NOT love all of the spiders and flies that come with it.Last year was the worst for both!

Decorative Rain Chain

Rain chains are so lovely to have hanging outside and today I want to show you how to create one with just a few things you probably have at home.

How I Diverted Water From the Gutter Downspouts

I don't know about you, but I never really worried about where the water from our gutter downspouts flowed. Not that I started to worry, but since I've been landscaping around them, I've been paying more attention to those areas. Also, we had our gutters cleaned out recently AND it's been really rainy here this Spring! I ended up creating a rock river for three of the downspouts - the 4th one lands in a bark bed and waters the plants close by.

How to Make Grass Grow Fast & Fix Bald Spots

Here's a video and simple how-to instructions showing you how to make grass grow fast and fix bald spots in your lawn. It's been working great in my yard for years. The key is to let the seeds germinate in the saw dust or peat moss and to keep watering once spread on the bald spots until the grass takes hold. I use the fine saw dust from the table saw as the base, but peat moss works just as well.

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The 1-step Lawn Transformation (plus Sunday Lawn Care Giveaway!)
Grow the Best Lawn In the Neighborhood With Sunday
How to Grow Hyacinths Both Outdoors and Inside
How to Grow Blueberries for a Harvest That's Worth the Wait
How to Prevent Birds From Hitting Windows With a Few DIY Tricks
An Essential Guide on How to Grow Tomatoes in Pots
A Complete Guide on How to Grow Winter Squash
How to Aerate a Lawn by Hand
How to Grow Cilantro Indoors for Fresh Flavor Year-Round
How to Grow Watercress Successfully at Home
How to Care for Pampas Grass and Style It in Your Home
How to Get Rid of Fungus in Mulch for Good
A Complete Guide on How to Care for Aloe Vera Plants
How to Care for Christmas Cactus and Get It to Bloom
How to Prune a Tree to Keep It Healthy and Tidy
A Comprehensive Guide to Growing Succulents From Cuttings and Leaves
How to Repot Plants and Signs It's Time to Do So
How to Get Rid of Chipmunks Around Your Garden
How to Care for Air Plants (Plus Tips on Styling Them!)
Everything You Need to Know About Growing Strawberries in Pots
How to Grow Flavorful Garlic in Your Backyard Garden
8 Simple Steps to Your Very Own Beautiful Flourishing Garden
How to Grow Beautiful Marigolds for a Splash of Color
Don't Toss Out Your Food Quite Yet—Here's How to Make Compost
Outside Stairs
Plastic Hanging Basket Makeover Anyone Can Do!
How to Make Your Own DIY Potting Soil
Ugly Rain Barrel Beautiful
The Best Way to Keep Flies Away Revealed!
Window Box Planters
How to Grow Popcorn Shoots
Salvaged! The 32 Shutter Challenge-Repurposing Shutters in the Garden
Quick, Easy, and Creative Ways to Grow an Avocado Tree From a Pit
Pallet Garden
Corrugated Iron Compost Bay - Update - Progress So Far!
Ceramic Insulator Succulent Planters
Vicks VapoRub Garden Hacks
Got Hosta Questions? I've Got Hosta Answers.
Origami Paper Seedling Pots From Newspaper
5 Ways to Kill Weeds With Stuff You Have Around the House
How to Fill Driveway Cracks
6 Clever Wine Cork Hacks That Are Sure to Surprise You
A Versatile Plant: How To Care For & Grow Star Jasmine
DIY Gravel Patio With Solar String Lights
Simple Window Box DIY
Epsom Salt for Your Plants - Inside and Out
Repelling Deer Using Irish Spring Soap - A Test
How to Keep Your Geraniums Over Winter (Its Easy & Frugal)
Raised bed Gardens from pallets
Deer Eating Your Landscaping & Garden? Here's An EASY DIY Solution!
Recycled Soda Bottles as Hanging Seedling Rain Chains
Personalize Your Screen Door With a Custom Stencil
My "Shipwreck" Water Lily Pond
Upcycle Old Glass Flower Vases
How to Make a Homemade Fly Trap With Honey and Dish Soap
Wine Bottle Watering Device With Copper Tubing for Container Gardens