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

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. This hoe is something you absolutely will love having and using in the garden. I use … 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,…
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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…
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How to Grow Ginkgo Trees from Seed

Ginkgo trees are beautiful and amazing trees. These trees (Ginkgo biloba) are native to Asia and can be extremely long lived, as in over 1,000 years! In fact the ginkgo species existed at the same time as the dinosaurs. Ginkgo trees are also called the Maidenhair tree and have fan shaped leaves. In the fall … How to Grow Ginkgo Trees from Seed Read More…
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This Week’s Garden Update May 10, 2020

I hope you have had a fantastic week in the garden and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! I hope you have a wonderful day today! For this post I wanted to simply sum up what went on the garden this week. Most of the content this week was on my YouTube Channel which … This Week’s Garden Update May 10, 2020 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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Growing Plants from Hardwood Cuttings

I’ve always been one to enjoy experimenting with plant propagation in the garden. This past weekend, since the weather was so pleasant, I went on  hardwood cutting spree.  Hardwood cuttings are very easy to do. The success rate varies quite a lot depending on the type of plants you are trying to propagate. I took … Growing Plants from Hardwood…
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How To Propagate Salvia from Cuttings

Salvia is one of my favorite perennials to propagate and spring is the best time to do root it from stem tip cuttings. Pretty soon our gardens will be filled with salvia blooms and you’ll see why I like them so much. I’ll post a picture at the bottom of this post if you’re curious! … How To Propagate Salvia…
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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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