Welcome to Growing The Home Garden

Thank you visiting Growing The Home Garden. I began this gardening website in 2007 as a fun way to share my gardening experiences and since then have added nearly 2000 different posts on gardening topics from Vegetable Gardening and Raised Beds to Plant Propagation. Thank you for reading and I hope this page helps you to grow a beautiful and productive home garden. – Dave

How to Propagate Boxwoods from Cuttings

Boxwoods are great plants to use to creating a formal garden look. They (Buxus) have been used throughout gardens across the world to make formal hedges, accents, boxwood standards, evergreen backdrops, and more. When you plant boxwoods in your home landscape you can use the same landscape design concepts to enhance your home garden. The … How to Propagate Boxwoods from Cuttings Read More »
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May 2020 Garden Tour from Growing The Home Garden

Every now and then it’s good to take an overall look around the garden and see how it is doing. Through modern technology we can record it all and one day go back to explore and see how things have changed. With that in mind here is a video of my garden as it appears … May 2020 Garden Tour from Growing The Home Garden Read More »
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Scuffle Hoe, Stirrup Hoe, Hula Hoe

One of my favorite tools that I use in my garden is the scuffle hoe. That’s what I call it at least but it goes by other names like the stirrup hoe or hula hoe and even action hoe. The scuffle hoe is something you absolutely will love having and using in the garden. I … Scuffle Hoe, Stirrup Hoe, Hula Hoe Read More »
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The Week in Review from the Garden (May 24, 2020)

My thoughts on gardening in 2020 2020 has been a crazy year so far hasn’t it? On the positive side it has introduced a host of new gardeners to the fun of home gardening. People these days are looking for ways to spend their time at home and maybe participate in a healthy activity that … The Week in Review from the Garden (May 24, 2020) Read More »
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Growing Corn for the Home Gardener

Growing corn in the home garden is a little different from growing in the farm fields. Corn has a few traits that you need to understand before you plant so that you can get a successful crop of corn in the late summer and fall. Let’s talk about growing corn as it applies to a … Growing Corn for the Home Gardener Read More »
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Pruning off The Lower Leaves of Tomato and Pepper Plants: Limbing Up

Every home gardener wants their plants to thrive and do well. Often there are little, easy to do things that can greatly improve the chances of plants in your garden succeeding. Here we are going to talk about one thing you can do to help your tomato and pepper plants grow great: pruning off the … Pruning off The Lower Leaves of Tomato and Pepper Plants: Limbing Up Read More »
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Plant Propagation for Home Gardens

Here is a list of topics about propagating plants for your home landscape. The first four posts have some important information on…

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Propagating Arborvitae from Cuttings

Have you ever considered propagating arborvitae from cuttings? It’s an easy and fun way to make more plants. Arborvitae can make a great privacy screen. Here you will find the steps I take to propagate arborvitae as well as a video to see it in action. How to Propagate Arborvitae from Cuttings The first step … Propagating Arborvitae from Cuttings…
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hydrangea propagation through cuttings

Hydrangea Propagation (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Every gardener likes a hydrangea in the garden. Likewise every gardener likes having more hydrangeas in the garden! So why not propagate a few more hydrangeas for your garden? Of course you have to have a suitable spot for one but if you have a garden location with dappled morning sun and afternoon shade you … Hydrangea Propagation (Hydrangea macrophylla)…
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Seed Sowing 101: How to Start Your Seeds Right

Seed Sowing 101: How To Start Your Seeds Right! Welcome to Seed Sowing 101! This page is a collection of information from Growing …

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