Jasmine is available as a plant or a vine, depending on what type you purchase. Many jasmine plants and vines are summer blooming and lend a delicate aroma to the air around your home. You will be delighted at the scent wafting around you as you sit in the evenings, enjoying the outdoors. With proper care, jasmine will continue to bloom annually.
Determine where you will be planting jasmine. Since it likes to climb, make sure you have a support area to hold the vines. The location needs to be in full sun. Jasmine can overtake and kill other plants because of its aggressive growth pattern, so keeping it in a container may be a better choice. For jasmine to bloom in the summer, plant it between March and May.
Dig a hole slightly larger and deeper than the size of the root ball. Place the plant into the hole at the same level as it was in the container. Add or remove dirt in the bottom of the hole as necessary to achieve this height. Fill dirt firmly around the plant, packing it to remove any air bubbles. Water the newly planted jasmine well.
If you are planting the jasmine in a container, use the same directions. Apply an organic fertilizer of your choice, according to the package directions. It usually will not be necessary to fertilize jasmine after the initial application because it is a vigorous grower.
Water the jasmine as necessary to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Jasmine needs plenty of water during the summer months. Use an organic mulch such as leaves or compost around the plants to help retain moisture and promote faster growth.
Apply an organic pesticide to jasmine if mealy bugs, aphids or scale insects are detected. Make an organic pesticide with one gallon of water mixed with one tablespoon of liquid dish soap and one to two tablespoons of ground cayenne powder. Use a spray bottle and spray the entire surface of the jasmine plant, including the underside of the leaves.
Prune the jasmine as necessary in the fall to encourage new growth and to keep the jasmine contained to one area. Prune jasmine just under the junction of several limbs. There is no detailed way to prune; simply cut off the excess that you do not want.