Spring Is Here

Start Seeds   Prepare the Soil   Choose Perennials   Raise Vegetables   Grow Roses   Improve Your Lawn   Plan an Outdoor Sanctuary   Grow a Container Garden   Go Organic   Pests and Fungus   Rescue Sick Flowers

spring The days are getting longer. Daffodil buds are starting to break through the thawing soil. And your garden is calling.

Black thumb or botanist, city dweller or country farmer, this is the year you grow the garden of your dreams. We've enlisted the pros to make sure of it. HGTV star Paul James -- you may know him as "The Gardener Guy" -- and our very own Green Thumb Fran Sorin are here to give you the information and answers you need to create a thriving, gorgeous garden. From starting seeds to creating an outdoor sanctuary, here is your complete guide to spring gardening. Enjoy.

Start Seeds
Tending a seedling is a lot like raising a baby -- both jobs require a lot of TLC, and both offer enormous satisfaction. And as an added bonus, starting plants from seed is extremely economical.

Start seeds indoors in 3 easy steps
Harden seedlings successfully
Thin seedlings
Swap seeds at the Seed Savers Exchange
Grow passion fruit from seed

Prepare the Soil
Crumbly, dark, moist but not too soggy. No, we're not talking about chocolate cake. We're talking about soil. The most overlooked element of your garden also happens to be the most important. Give your garden the foundation it needs to thrive.

Get Fran Sorin's secret soil recipe
Control weeds -- for good
Build raised beds
Improve your soil

Next page: perennials, vegetables and roses.

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