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And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn. Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them. So here are a list of plants that have the highest medicinal value compared to the other million species around the world worth planting around the house. Aloe Vera The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. Woundscutsburnseczemareducing inflammation Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of : ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)chronic constipationpoor appetitedigestive problems Marsh Mallow Great Burdock.
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DIY Driftwood Wall Garden. Just in Time for Winter: How to Build Your Own Mini-Greenhouse. Gardeners looking to extend the growing season into winter can do so with a cold frame.
These handy mini-greenhouses trap heat and keeping cool-season veggies growing in spite of frosty weather. Cold frames are inexpensive to build and don't consume a lot of energy. They yield fresh, local vegetables when mediocre grocery store fodder is being shipped from afar. Extreme Urban Gardening: Straw Bale Gardens. Here’s a very simple technique for gardening in tight spots and in places with no/terrible soil (from the arctic circle to the desert to an asphalt jungle).
It’s also a great way to garden if you have limited mobility (in a wheel chair). What is Straw Bale Gardening? You simply plant your garden in straw bales. Here’s an example of what a straw bale garden looks like (via author/expert Joel Karsten — he’s got a good book on the topic and he teaches it in seminars) As you can see, the basic technique is actually quite simple. Garden Design - how to video tutorials Garden Design (Most viewed) How To Make An Underground Greenhouse. Top 10 Best DIY Garden Ideas. By Magda Knight Indoor plant art.
Urban and guerilla gardening. Upcycling plant containers. Moss graffiti, seed bombs and more... These 10 great DIY garden ideas approach greenery as life and art. 1. Photo: Eco Village International Network. Window farm « Cranberry Compost & Gardening Blog. More Fun Garden Projects June 13, 2011 cranpup Container Garden, Farming, flower, Flowers, Garden Decor, Garden Design, Garden Projects, Garden Tools, Gardening, Hydroponics, landscaping, vegetable gardening, vertical garden, Window Farm cucumber, design, farm, farming, flowers, garden, greenhouse, grow, herbs, hydroponics, irrigation, landscaping, pvc, sprinklers, trellis, vegetables, vertical garden, window farm I found something pretty cool yesterday.
It’s a site on the internet that shows you all kinds of different things you can make using PVC. Some of these things were for gardens and I thought that they were actually pretty cool, so I thought that I would share them with you today. Square Foot Gardening. I am a big fan of using year-round gardening to harvest fresh food twelve months a year – even in cold climates.
Not only is fresh food more nutritious and tasty than canned or frozen, but it is a lot more energy-efficient. When I was a child, we planted our entire row garden within a 2-4 week time period, and usually had to harvest each crop within a similar narrow time frame. This resulted in a glut of food that we had to eat within a few days or weeks. We needed to can or freeze any food that we couldn’t eat at once. It was a huge amount of work to preserve lots of food in the few short weeks of August and September. Building a Square Foot or Raised Garden Box with Wood.
This spring my friend Tara and I tackled this project together.
Here’s a list of materials and costs: wood (two 16′ 2×10 boards, one 8′ 2×10 board-$31 total)16 corner brackets ($.56 each, $9)wood stain (1 can from the “oops” pile-$5)screws ($5)miscellaneous parts ($3)weed mat (free)kite string (free)1 bale peat moss ($8)1 bag perlite ($13)3 bags chicken compost ($11)11 bags steer compost ($15)6 gallon bucket of coffee grounds (free) Total Cost: $100 Tools and equipment: electric drillscissorsshovelglovespaintbrush. DIY herb pyramid. No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers.
By Rachel Cernansky Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel.
As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil’s about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. 66 Things You Can Grow At Home: In Containers, Without a Garden". Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don't have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel.
As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil's about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. Hanging Kitchen Herb Garden Doubles as Light Fixture. June 3, 2013 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Landscape designer, Thibaut Delefortrie, and product designer, Eugénie Pfeil, combined creative forces to bring the garden into the kitchen, a collaboration that resulted in Klorofyll, a suspended light fixture that doubles as a hanging kitchen garden for growing aromatic herbs.
Both functional and decorative, Klorofyll is part of the trend for growing one’s own, even if it’s just a few herbs, and also reflects consumer interest in personalization–users can decide how to use the product in a way that fits their personal lifestyle. Klorofyll’s 360° rotating cylinder contains six openings for removable planters, and two LED light rings which provide illumination, its electric wiring contained within the suspension cable and other technical parts inside one end of the module. As a pendant light, it provides functional lighting for the kitchen work space and at the same time enables cooks to snip culinary herbs from directly overhead. Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space. Which Plastics Are Safe to Use as Containers to Grow Food? Research and Develop It Yourself.
Windowfarms - Vertical Garden for Growing Herbs and Vegetables at Home. Gardening Tips ‘n Ideas. A DIY Vertical Garden Example Ever since coming across Patrick Blanc’s vertical garden I’ve been interested to observe how this technology might transform the home gardening scene. I mean, it’s only a matter of time before we begin running out room for gardens to grow on a horizontal plane.
Yet vertical – that’s another dimension altogether. For most home gardeners the concept isn’t a new one. We’ve been staking tomato plants, espaliering fruit trees and training creepers to grow over undesirable fences for aeons. The reason: Whereas all our other vertical gardening exploits centred around plants being grounded in the soil, the vertical garden has absolutely no dependency on the ground. But for most home gardeners, Patrick Blanc and his artworks are far beyond the comprehension and resources available to them.
However, as we have already experienced with increasing gas prices our conservative views of the world may need to change. So, here’s a challenge for us all – myself included. How to Build a Hydroponic Window Farm - Part 1 of 2. Learn to Grow Plants and Food With Beginner Garden Projects. @Scott Gardner: Head over to Cornell university's web site for everything you need to know about specific plants. They'll give you the soil requirements, optimum amounts of light, soil temperatures, watering schedule etc for most of your basic garden plants. Next, review your soil condition. Of primary concern are temperature, and pH. How to Build PVC Hydroponic System - Complete Parts List. Micro Aquaponics Plans. Aquaponics is becoming more and more popular and many people want to build their own system.
Aquaponics integrates fish, plants and microbes into a sustainable and ecologically balanced food production system. This project will show you how to build your very own system using commonly available components from IKEA and your local hardware store. Anyone can set up their own system in an afternoon and start experiencing the pleasure of building their own little ecosystem! This is a basic set-up so please do make sure that you follow up with learning how to manage your new system and to look after the fish, the plants and the bacteria. Japan Aquaponics offers a growing amount of informational guides for anyone who is interested in aquaponics. Japan Aquaponics is a social enterprise set up to develop aquaponics, and particularly to promote its use in Tohoku - one of the areas worst affected by the earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan in March of 2011. Step 1.
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