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How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from TreehouseFlicks and more videos in the Vegetable Gardening category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Grow some of your own food by starting a vegetable garden. You’ll eat better and save money. To complete this How-To you will need: A sunny garden spot A wire mesh fence Seeds or seedlings Flowers A soil test A sunny garden spot A wire mesh fence Seeds or seedlings Flowers A soil test Step 1: Decide on a garden type Decide between a raised-bed garden or an in-ground one. Raised beds, which consist of purchased topsoil that sits within a wooden frame, are ideal if your soil is stony or sandy. The main advantage of an in-ground garden is that it needs less watering. Tip: For an in-ground garden, test your soil to find out what nutrients it needs. Garden centers sell do-it-yourself kits, or you can arrange a test through the Cooperative Extension System, a national agricultural network. Find a nearby office on the USDA web site. Step 2: Pick a good spot Pick a spot that gets a lot of sun and isn’t obscured by tree or hedge shade. Step 3: Prep the land Prepare the land by building your raised bed or clearing and tilling a patch of land to a depth of about one foot. A 10 foot by 10 foot parcel is a good size for a beginner

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Gardening Tools & Accessories : Perlite as a Gardening Mix

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Improve the quality of your soil by using perlite. Learn about gardening with perlite from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using a Sprayer in Gardening

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Hand sprayers can help to spread pesticides in a garden. Learn about gardening with sprayers from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using a pH Scale in Gardening

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Check the pH level of your soil every so often. Learn about the influence of pH levels on gardening from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Replacing Blades when Sharpening a Push Mower

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

How to replace push mower blades for sharpening; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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Gardening Tools & Accessories : Gardening with a Soaker Hose

Monday, October 11th, 2010

A soaker hose will help water those plants that require a greater volume of water. Learn about gardening with soaker hoses from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Sharpening a Shovel

Friday, October 8th, 2010

How to sharpen a shovel; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Finish Sharpening a Push Mower

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

How to finish sharpening push mower blades; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using Peat Moss in Gardening

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Peat moss will help ensure you have good soil for your garden. Learn about gardening with peat moss from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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Essential Garden Tools

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Is your garage full of gardening tools? Better TV takes you shopping for the only items you really need.

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