How to Plant Jasmine

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Planting jasmine requires full sun, good composted soil, lots of room to grow and something to grab onto. Trim jasmine plants back about one-third every year with advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment, we're going to talk about how to grow Jasmine or Jasmine and it's a beautiful shrub or small plants that's really beautiful in the garden. Now Jasmine or Jasmine really like full sun or part shade and good compost with earthy soil. They want something to grow into where they can really spread their roots because they'll really grow. And there's so many different types of Jasmine, in fact, the Star Jasmine with the little white flowers that smells so good are not really a true Jasmine; they're Trachelospermum. So they are not a true Jasmine, they're in a different family but they grow in the same conditions. They like the full sun or part shade and lots of rooms to grow. And a lot of Jasmines will grow right and against the house in a cold climates and they'll survive colder winters than you think they will. I've been amazed in the Northwest how many Jasmines will live, just with a little bit of protection. So when you're growing them too, they make vines and they'll just kind of grow everywhere. So the trick is just to trim them back, about one third everywhere and just make them a little even or and that way, they won't be so lanky and such like a medusa. And give them something to grab onto because they do like to grab onto anything in that, a wall, or anything like that. But be careful, don't let them grow up against the house where they're going to get into the wood of your house because eventually they will eat the wood away. So make sure whenever you grow them that they're not actually touching the house and that you're constantly cutting them back so that they're not doing damage. And you can grow them pretty much anywhere you want as long as they get some sun and good drainage and they're a great addition to your garden.