Gardening for Beginners
If you don't have a green thumb, or you're trying to cultivate one in your kids, start with one of these easy-to-make projects.
This sheet of paper helps tiny seeds grow into perfectly spaced plants.
See the easiest way to get your seeds on paper and into the ground.
Start a miniature worm farm right under your kitchen sink and use the compost in your garden.
Worms can turn your everyday kitchen waste into rich compost that plants absolutely love. See how:
Window Box Farm
Grow your own fresh veggies at a low cost and with minimal effort right at your window sill.
Window Box Farm
Some plants grow so quickly that your family can start a mini farm anytime from mid-spring to early summer for summer harvesting.
Lure veggie-resistant kids into eating \"pizza toppings\" from a garden you make together.
Added bonus: you can shape your pizza garden like everyone's favorite pie.
Perfect for the colder months, this fairy garden can foster a magical feeling all year long.
Watch how to make a miniature container garden with pint-sized plants (tiny woodland sprites are left to your imagination).
It's not quite a Little Shop of Horrors, but this bog garden will be sure to attract insects.
Watch how to keep your meat-eating plants healthy and growing.
Liven up your garden with some unexpected faces.
See the best plants for achieving a perfectly hairy look.
Keeping a terrarium alive and well is easier than you may think.
Find out what goes into maintaining a flourishing enclosed garden.DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
When winter rolls around and you really need a dose of life inside, try forcing bulbs to flower indoors.
Amaryllis and Paperwhites make perfect gifts at the holidays. See how to start these bulbs:
Make plant markers or unexpected art pieces for your garden, or to give to your favorite gardener.
You only need five ingredients (all of which you can buy at the grocery store) to make these feeders and bird food.
Watch as we mix up the perfect natural batch of bird food for this feeder.
Remember watching celery slurp up food dye in science class? The principle is the same here with much prettier results.
Watch the dyeing process and get our best tips:
Handmade Wind Chimes
Transform tiny terra-cotta pots into cheerful music-makers for your garden.
Start your seeds in these biodegradable \"pots,\" then plop each seedling into the ground, pot and all.Photo by Nancy Ondra
Turn an ordinary basket, colander or even a pair of boots into a pretty garden that lures butterflies to your outdoor space.
Tell time in your garden with a made-from-scratch sundial fashioned out of container gardens and a few empty pots. Your kids will love running outside to check the time and water the \"hours.\"
Natural Tie Dyes
Learn how to turn edibles like strawberries, tea, blueberries and onion skins into natural dyes.
Use the seashells that your family collects at the beach to make the perfect summer memory and keepsake.