• grafting techniques

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Two Grafting Techniques

    Cleft and side veneer are two frequently used grafting methods in horticulture. Each has its pros and cons. Some species have also shown to do better with one method over…

  • How-To

    How to Propagate Euphorbia

    Most of the evergreen types of euphorbias will self-sow when the correct conditions present themselves. New seedlings can be removed  from the plant when young. The non-evergreen types can be…

  • How-To

    How to Grow More Plants With Hardwood Cuttings | Video

    Want more plants? Learn how to propagate your favorite hardwoods by taking cuttings. In this video, Fine Gardening editor Steve Aitken guides you through one way to take and plant…

  • How-To

    How to Succeed With Succession Planting

    Succession planting is an excellent way to increase yields and extend the harvest. Though many of us think of spring as prime planting season, late summer is the perfect time…

  • How-To

    How a Plant Gets to Market

    Why should you care where your petunia comes from? The best reason is that knowing the basics behind any consumer-goods supply chain leads to a better understanding of cost and…

  • propagate shrubs from softwood cuttings

    Propagate Your Shrubs From Softwood Cuttings

    With the right tools and conditions, it's easy to propagate new plants from softwood shoots

  • Collecting seeds

    Collecting and Storing Seeds

    When I was new to ­gardening, I depended upon the kindness of friends and strangers to help fill my beds. Unfortunately, I was too green to realize what treasures I…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Start Tomato Plants from Cuttings

    Starting tomato plants from cuttings is a fast and easy project that even beginners can do blindfolded.

  • How-To

    All you need to start growing

    Whether you want to start edibles from seed or shrubs from cuttings, you'll find useful information among these articles