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

Essential Beginning Gardener Tools

This year with the advent of the virus many people found themselves with time to spend in their gardens. Which means that a lot of new gardeners have started gardening for the very first time. As a beginner gardener it can be overwhelming and there can be a ton of questions. What plants to grow? … Essential Beginning Gardener Tools Read More »
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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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Raised Bed Gardening

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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Growing Oak Leaf Hydrangeas From Seed

I did a video a while back on Youtube about collecting oak leaf hydrangeas from seed. I thought since now is the ideal time to start collecting those seeds again I would go ahead and direct sow some oak leaf hydrangeas from seed. Below you can watch a short video of the flat I put … Growing Oak Leaf Hydrangeas…
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Rooting Leaf Cuttings of Sedums

Every now and then there is a plant that will root from the leaves, like Asiatic lilies I wrote about earlier in the year. Sedums are another one of those kinds of plants. Recently I rooted several cuttings of ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum and another sedum I don’t know the name of but bears a resemblance … Rooting Leaf Cuttings of…
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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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