Plant Grow Guides

  • How To Grow Hollyhocks From Seed

    If you are seeking out the next addition to your garden, consider learning how to grow hollyhocks from seed.

    A classic garden plant, the hollyhock, or Alcea rosea,  is a flower that grows easily in zones 3-8.

    Though it may only bloom as a biennial, this flower can be grown as a short-lived perennial in many situations. 

    During the first year of growth, the plant will spend its energy on growing new foliage and becoming stronger, while in the second, gorgeous flowers will appear.

    Worth the wait? Absolutely.

    Once you know how to grow hollyhocks, you won’t mind a bit of delayed gratification.

    In this article, we're going to teach you how to grow hollyhocks from seed to bloom, so you can enjoy gorgeous flowers year in and year out.

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  • How To Grow Amaryllis Bulbs

    If you learn how to grow amaryllis, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous flowers year-round - because unlike many blooming plants, these won’t be hindered by harsh outdoor growing conditions.

    Bright and bountiful, amaryllis flowers prove that winter doesn’t have to be bleak.

    These bulbs, commonly grown indoors, are easy to grow and symbolize love, beauty, resiliency, and determination.

    Perfect for the novice grower, growing amaryllis flowers is easy to do at home.

    Here are some tips on how to grow amaryllis so that you can bring light to the darkest months of the year. 

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  • How To Grow Lupine Plants

    Learning how to grow lupine plants in your backyard garden will add a tall, colorful, spiky floral addition that will turn heads. If you're considering your next project, growing lupine is a fantastic choice.

    A fixture of the modern and classic cottage garden, lupines, or Lupinus spp., are attractive plants that can easily grow to four feet in height. 

    They grow wild in many areas of the United States, but you can easily plant and grow them yourself. Here are some tips on how to grow lupine flowers at home. 

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  • How To Grow Marjoram From Seed To Harvest

    If you're pondering which new herb to add to your garden, consider learning how to grow marjoram from seed to harvest.

    Most beginners start out with easy-to-grow herbs, like basil and oregano - but very few consider growing marjoram. 

    However, this herb is shockingly easy to grow and should be a staple in any garden. It makes a great companion plant, and adds some serious flavor to a variety of dishes.

    It can be sown from seed indoors and transplanted outside, planted directly in the garden, or grown as a potted plant. It can even be grown hydroponically!

    No matter how you choose to grow it, these tips will get you started off on the right foot when you are learning how to grow marjoram. 

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  • How To Grow Delphinium From Seed To Harvest

    If you’re looking to add a new flower in your backyard garden, look no further than learning how to grow delphinium.

    This show-stopping flower is a perennial that is grown for its showy spikes of flowers in all shades of purple, white, pink, and blue. 

    Popular in cottage-style gardens, delphiniums are great for cutting arrangements and a favorite of gardeners everywhere.

    Lots of people claim to have trouble growing delphinium - and truth be told, it’s not always easy. 

    Delphiniums like damp, cool weather and don’t do well in hot or arid conditions. That said, they aren’t fond of heavy wind or rain, either. This means if you plan on growing it, you'll need to really tend to these plants and set up the right conditions.

    Despite this, it’s not challenging to learn how to grow delphinium. You just need to follow these simple steps we'll lay out in a moment.

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  • How To Grow Okra From Seed To Harvest

    Learning how to grow okra from seed to harvest is an inevitability if you're a southern gardener, as there’s little doubt that this plant is a staple in your region and culutre. 

    However, northern growers often forget that it’s possible to grow this tasty vegetable in hardiness zones as cold as zone 6. 

    Although it thrives in warm weather, it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility for gardeners all over the country to cultivate it.

    And, when you follow our tips on how to grow okra from seed indoors before moving it outside, you can get a jump on the garden season and ensure a delicious, bountiful harvest in any climate.

    If you're a first time grower considering adding this veggie to your raised garden bed, or perhaps growing it in containers, you've come to the right place.

    We'll teach you everything you need to know to get your seeds popped and your okra blooming - including what you need to get started, when to plant okra, pests/diseases to watch for, along with the rest of the essential info on getting this veggie onto your dinner plate.

    Let's start with some basic gardening information on this plant - including conditions it likes, how easy it is to grow, and more.

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  • How To Grow Bell Pepper Plants

    Add some spice and flavor to the kitchen by learning how to grow bell pepper plants from the comfort of your home or backyard garden!

    There are few plants that are quite as tasty, versatile, and satisfying to grow as bell peppers. With countless varieties to choose from, these warm-weather plants are referred to scientifically as Capscium anuum.

    If you’re ready to learn how to grow bell pepper plants, you are in the right place. Because here at Hydrobuilder, we are the gardening experts. We have a wide range of different grow guides for veggies and flowering plants alike. 

    We’ll explain why you should consider growing these plants, along with which varieties to choose. After that basic information is out of the way, we’ll explain how you can get your own bell pepper garden up and running.

    We’ll include what you’ll need to grow this plant, and tips and tricks to see the process through to a tasty harvest. There is a lot to cover so let’s dive right in!

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  • How To Grow Oregano Plants

    How To Grow Oregano Indoors

  • How To Grow Artichoke Plants

    Want to learn how to grow artichoke plants? It’s actually easier than you think!

    Despite having the reputation for being hard to grow, artichokes are actually hardy vegetables that are pretty simple to cultivate in the average garden. 

    Not only can growing artichokes provide you with organic, healthy food for your family, but it can also add a unique ornamental value to your garden, too.

    In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to grow artichoke plants.

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  • Hydroponic Mushrooms: Growing Mycelium Without Soil!

    When it comes to gardening either in a traditional soil-based or even a hydroponic set-up, it’s safe to say that mushrooms aren’t usually the first crops that people consider growing.

    However, mushrooms, despite the fact that they do not have roots, can easily be grown in a standard hydroponic set-up. 

    There are plenty of benefits to growing mushrooms, too - and just about any kind of mushroom can thrive in a hydroponic environment.

    If you’re wondering how to grow hydroponic mushrooms, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll teach you everything you need to know in this helpful guide.

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