Soil Common Sense (National Gardening Association) All great plants start with great soil.
Spend extra time building the soil and you'll be rewarded with a healthier garden. The soul of your garden is the soil. Raising Monarch Butterflies. These are some of the top resources I have utilized over the past 3 decades to boost my monarch survival rate over 95%.
If you use other invaluable raising tools or techniques for raising monarchs, please post them in the comments below. Milkweed Before you start raising, you’ll need an ample supply of the caterpillars favorite (and only) food resource. Paper Potter - Biodegradable Pots. HGIC 1450 Indoor Plants - Cleaning, Fertilizing, Containers & Light Requirements. Prepared by Debbie Shaughnessy, HGIC Horticulture Specialist, and Al Pertuit, Extension Floriculture Specialist, Clemson University.
(New 09/99.) Printer Friendly Version (PDF) Indoor plants are widely used in homes and commercial buildings such as offices, restaurants and shopping malls. Repurposing Tutorials. Simon Fraser University, SIAT, Everyday Design Studio, Summer 2013 – Summer 2014 Aiming to examine the quality of DIY tutorials, we put ourselves in the position of DIY enthusiasts, attempting to build ten DIY projects by following their tutorials.
We documented this process and analyzed our experiences and observations. In the context of our study, we believe that the process of following the tutorials ourselves is a straightforward way to investigate the challenges and opportunities of DIY instructions. We will be presenting a paper using findings from this study at CHI 2015: Ikea Hydroponics - Plans. Frédéric Malphettes Trellis Vertical Garden. April 10, 2015 by Robin Plaskoff Horton One of my favorite French designers, Frédéric Malphettes, reaches new heights with Anno, his latest vertical garden trellis structure, a welcome addition to his family of modular vertical garden designs.
Anno is playful from the start: the name is a jeu de mot (play on words) referring to the French word anneaux which means rings. Anno’s design incorporates a series of angular rings strung together like a hanging chain, reminding me of a rain chain. Plants and vines climb the modular freestanding garden trellis which Malphettes designed with the urban terrace or balcony in mind. The climbers rise from pots placed on the freestanding Anno’s fixed metal base, from which they creep up via rings suspended from an overhead wooden arch. Replace the bearing by a the hook (which Malphettes says symbolized a tree branch), then you can set it to the height of your choice and hang chains of varying sizes.
Photos courtesy of the designer. Mini Vertical Garden for Balcony, Patio, or Kitchen. May 27, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Looking for a living wall or vertical garden system to screen your balcony while you grow veggies, fresh aromatic herbs, or flowers either indoors or out?
The modular system is great for creating a small green wall or larger vertical garden on the terrace or in the kitchen. Minigarden’s contemporary design is a fresh take on vertical gardening for for patios, decks, rooftops, and even for surrounding windows or covering an unsightly fence. And let’s talk about eco-friendly. Minigarden conserves water as its unique design reduces evaporation keeping compost moist. Black or white Mingarden modules are made from a tough durable copolymer polypropylene plastic, which, according to “The Green Guide” #77, The Green Guide Institute, are safe and do not leach chemicals. Available in the UK from Gardenbeet, and in the US from Newegg. Hydroponic Wine Bottle Wall Garden. Conceived as part wine rack and part hydroponics, a hydroponic bottle wall garden will spout from April 7-24 in the lower bar of a local Cornell University campus area venue, Stella’s Bar and Restaurant.
Architecture students Peter Gudonis and Carly Dean, recipients of a Cornell Council of the Arts Grant, in collaboration with Nicholas Cassab-Gheta, are designing and installing the wall, which is conceptually derived from the students’s interest in urban agriculture and in architecture that incorporates green spaces, green roofs, growing facades, hydroponics, aeroponics and other productive technologies. Using all locally sourced and recycled materials, the hydroponic bottle wall fuses furniture design with current innovative technologies associated with urban agriculture. Constructed off-site, the double-sided wall has a hydroponic growing system on one side which is exposed to the Downbar of Stella’s restaurant.
Reclaimed & Recycled Archives - Page 6 of 16. Garden Software Archives. Window Boxes Archives. Ten Futuristic Garden Tools June 10, 2013 A slew of high-tech weapons could soon occupy home gardeners’ arsenals.
From soil humidity sensors, to computer-generated growing tips, to weather detection devices, these contraptions challenge the notion that plants need a human touch. Whether you’ve mastered indoor herbs, wrestled … Read More... How to Build Indoor Hydroponic Gardens Using IKEA Storage Boxes. Wicking Systems. Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, which is the growing of plants in a soil less medium, or an aquatic based environment.
Hydroponic growing uses mineral nutrient solutions to feed the plants in water, without soil. For those of us who love growing plants these are exciting times indeed. We are no longer limited by climate or by season in the pursuit of our harmless pleasures. We can now grow virtually any plant at virtually any time of the year – the only limitation is our imagination.