How to Grow Plants

Having trouble with your green thumb? We'll help you get started with growing your own plants. Welcome to the world of growing plants. Hometalk has the top projects to inspire you, the video tutorials to teach you, and the discussion boards to enrich your understanding of plant gardening. Join us and watch your garden grow!

How to Grow Plants

Identify your plants

Different plant varieties have different needs. Some grow better in the sun and others prefer shade.

Know how to spot a problem

Plants that are yellowing and soft are over-watered. Plants that look stretched are deprived of sunlight.

Fertilize your plants

Like people, plants require food. Purchase a general-purpose fertilizer and follow the instructions to ensure your plants are well fed.

Apply pest control

Use insecticide or find a natural alternative, like soapy water or citronella mixtures.

Deadhead flowers

Stimulate the plant to produce more flowers. Deadhead by removing old and withered flowers.

Top Projects for Growing Plants

Looking for some ideas to get you started? Check out our top plant projects here.

DIY Plant Growing Videos

Here you'll find DIY video tutorials on growing plants yourself. Take a look around!

Mint Wonderful Mint: How To Care For & Plant This Fragrant Herb - See

By Nell @JoyUsgarden I love pretty much any herb. I do a lot of cooking and have a raised bed of herbs in the back yard that I can pick from all year long whenever my little heart desires. Of all the herbs, mint is my very favorite. I use it almost every day to add to a pitcher of water with sliced lemons for that added pop of flavor.

How to Root Basil

Basil is the most popular herb grown, and it's easy to root more plants for yourself or friends!

Pineapple (Air Plant) Fridge Magnet

If you love air plants check out this original (and ADORABLE) pineapple fridge magnet.

Grow Apples In Containers - Take up Just 1 Square Foot!

Growing apples doesn't have to take up so much space! By planting columnar apple trees you can grow up to 18 pounds of apples in just 1 square foot of growing space (above ground).

New Plant Growing Projects

Need new plant project ideas? Try some of these and refresh your garden.

Browse Plants Projects

How To Plant & Care For Aloe Vera Pups (Babies)
How to Grow Garlic
How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Rhubarb
How to Propagate New Plants From Cuttings
A Guide To Repotting Your Houseplants
How To Grow Cactus From Seeds
Preserving Summer Herbs...
Pruning & Shaping My Star Jasmine Vine In Fall
Seed Starting Mix
How to Propagate a Plant & Grow New Plants From Cuttings in Water!
Compost: How to Make It and Use It
How To Grow A Staghorn Fern Indoors
5 Easy Tips & Tricks For Creating Your Spring Window Box
How-to Grow Ground Cherries
Planting Asparagus
Adorable Easter Eggshell Garden
Spotlight: Paul Nelson Quite a Gardener Quite a Man
Seed Box From Pallet Wood
Why You Need to Deadhead Your Flowers
Yellow apple trees ' s leaves
How to Harvest Garlic
How to Repot an Elephant Bush
Egghead Easter Craft
Spider Plant Repotting: Revitalizing An Unhappy Plant
Benefits Of Organic Weed Control
Aechmea Plant Care Tips: The Bromeliad With The Pink Flower
Propagating Bromeliads: How to Remove & Pot Up Bromeliad Pups
Today's Asphalt Garden!
Let’s Talk Toxicity & Houseplants; Plus Safe Choices For Cats & Dogs
How to Transplant A Large Ponytail Palm
Harvesting Nemesia Seeds
Boston Fern Solution
Herb and Essential Oil Pesticide DIY
How I Water My Bromeliad Plants Indoors
Harvesting Borage Seeds
Remove Moss Easy as Pie
Soil Changing and Root Separation Process in House Plants
Planting Buckwheat
Growing Onions Indoors
Growing Herbs For Beginners
Ollas for Watering Your Garden
How to Start Seeds Indoors
20 Clever Gardening Hacks to Save Time and Money
A Helpful Guide on Types of Tomatoes to Grow
11 Important Secrets to Keep Flowers Healthy the Rest of Summer!
How To Care For A Hoya Houseplant
Soil Blocking: Economical & Space Saving Seed Starting
10 Ways to Impress Butterflies
What to Do With the Leftover Eggshells - Eggshell Seedling Pots.
Fall Gardening - It's Time To Gather Flower Seeds
How to Grow Your Own Organic Kale
How To Grow Pumpkins - From Seeds
How to Make a Bonsai From a Normal Pot Plant
Planting Wine & Rose Weigela
Transplanting & Working With Cactus: A Mixed Planting Starring Golden
Growing Herbs for Your Health
Harvesting Lobelia Seeds
How To Grow A Pineapple Plant From a Store Bought Pineapple
The right way to plant in 10 easy seps
Get More Ferns for Free!