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How To Grow Ivy

Watch more Gardening Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to grow ivy using these helpful tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Select ivy plants Select ivy plants, choosing small-leaf varieties to grow ivy indoors and the English or Boston ivy for groundcovers or to grow outdoors on a brick wall or trellis. Tip Ivy may be propagated from cuttings by placing tip cuttings in a jar of water until roots appear, then planting. Step 2: Fill container Fill a container with a little gravel, then add a rich potting soil to grow ivy indoors, placing your plant in a cool, sunny place and watering it regularly. Step 3: Pick an outdoor location Pick an outdoor location to grow ivy where your plant will receive at least four hours of sun daily, and where it will have a trellis, fence or brick wall to climb. Tip Ivy clings to surfaces with suckers that attach to objects which allow them to climb. Step 4: Prepare soil Prepare the soil, making sure it is rich and that it will provide your ivy adequate drainage. Step 5: Plant Plant your ivy in the ground, covering the root ball with soil, and then pack down the soil around the plant. Tip Pinch back the ivy tips to grow bushier plants. Step 6: Keep soil moist Keep the soil around your ivy moist for the first few weeks. Then wait and watch your plants take over, providing a green cover for walls, the ground or even ugly old pipes. Did You Know? Boston Ivy is also known as Japanese Ivy and is native to Eastern Asia.
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