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Tower of Herbs. Nano Garden lets you grow vegetables right in your kitchen. Growing your own vegetables is fun, healthy and saves money at the grocery store.

Nano Garden lets you grow vegetables right in your kitchen

Making Organic Garden Circles & Curbly. Here is a quick easy way to make a modern circle shape garden.

Making Organic Garden Circles & Curbly

You could almost even call these crop circles!! First buy a 6"wide by 25' length black plastic garden border... like at Ace Hardware. It should come with a connector rod. You will also need 8 bags of 2 cubic foot bags... organic planting mix. Martha Stewart Home & Garden. Make your own stunning planter using stones and cement.

Martha Stewart Home & Garden

Tools and Materials Plastic bin, a bit larger than desired size of finished planterSandWaterLarge, flat rocksCement All Rapid Set cementBlack acrylic paintLatex glovesDust maskNonstick cooking sprayTwo 1/2-inch dowelsSoil, moss, and plants for finished planter Planter How-To1. Fill plastic bin about halfway with sand. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Apartment Gardening: Turn a Filing Cabinet Into a Planter. Yes you can have a garden, even in an urban home.

Apartment Gardening: Turn a Filing Cabinet Into a Planter

No yard is no excuse. "Apartment Gardening: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home" is what every city-dweller with a green thumb needs. Author Amy Pennington explains how to make recycled planters from everything -- wine boxes to milk crates. Digging & No bull! Cattle troughs make great containers. Cattle troughs, or stock tanks, are popping up in public and private gardens all around Austin. They look great in many styles of gardens—informal cottage, sleek contemporary, rustic—and can be planted or filled with water to make container ponds. I have a small, round one (3-ft diameter, 2-ft deep) in my back garden that holds a dwarf water lily, horsetail, star grass, and a few goldfish. It’s just like one I long admired at the Wildflower Center, only smaller.

This idea is catching on everywhere.

Copper Pots

DIY Vertical Herb Garden with a Shoe Organizer. By LiveOAK Staff on July 20, 2009 Confounded by vegetable digging cats and toiling in the vegetable patch, Instructables member pippa5 came up with this cool DIY vertical garden solution.

DIY Vertical Herb Garden with a Shoe Organizer

In case you don't recognize it, she used an old closet shoe organizer. Meant to keep your shoes off the floor and save you some space, this new use saves some space by getting your veggies or herbs off the ground. It is similar to the reclaimed gutter vertical garden DIY we featured in April, but this one is even easier. While this would go great on the side of a shed, I think this solution is perfect for people that have no yard at all. Check out the DIY at Instructables About the Author:

Grocery Bags

Upcycled Tea Time for the Birds. July 26, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton On my the hunt for objects repurposed into cool things for two garden rooms and a garden we are doing for the September Stamford, CT Designer Show House, I came across these teacups and creamers upcycled into bird feeders. Working with the theme “Conversing with Nature: A Creative Garden Retreat,” interior designer, Victoria Lyon, and I are designing two rooms that will serve as a potting shed as well as a place to develop creative ideas for the garden, paint, sketch, read garden books, and otherwise lose one’s self in imaginative thought.

We’ve got some fantastic eco-friendly and innovative things up our green sleeves: stay tuned for details. Lil' Meadow - Woolly Pocket, The good life grows in pockets. Pocket DimensionsHeight = 9 inchesFootprint = 24 x 24 inchesSoil Volume = 3.0 cubic feet.

Lil' Meadow - Woolly Pocket, The good life grows in pockets

How to dry herbs from your tasty herb garden. If you’ve ever tried to buy dried or fresh herbs from the grocery store then you know that getting flavor and spice into your frugal family meals can be expensive. With a tiny bottle of dried organic herbs running close to $10 at our local shop, it’s a wonder more people don’t start their own indoor herb garden and dry their own herbs. Since I love fresh herbs in the summer and dried herbs in the winter, I’ve taken to growing basil, parsley, coriander, chamomile, mint, lemon verbena, and chives for soups (Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup), stews (Recipes: Easy Crock Pot Meals), and homemade herbal teas. Anyfrugalspiceoflife, I’d love to share an easy way to dry herbs and spices. I tend to do most of my fruit and herb drying with an inexpensive Nesco Food Dehydrator.

How to germinate seeds in eggshells. Whoa, finally.

How to germinate seeds in eggshells

Spring has sprung. For short-summered gardeners like me, it is particularly important to get started early. My gardening team and I start many tender annuals indoors. We avoid purchasing seedling trays or pots and try to start most seeds in biodegradable handmade pots. Cardboard tubes, newspapers, grapefruit halves are great options—we use eggshells. To get crackin’, eat lots of eggs. Select some seeds. With small green fingers and thumbs, fill each eggshell with damp seed-starting mix to about ¼ to ½ in below the shell opening. There are so many many types of seeds. Clearly, seed germination is highly dependent on water. Create flower pot for desk or bedside stand. I love having lots of plant in my house.

Create flower pot for desk or bedside stand

I have them in every room, small and big, the one's that flower and the other that don't. Follow these simple instructions of how to create a flower pot for your office desk or bedside stand, but I'm sure once you make it you will find a perfect place for it. You will need: How to get your Herb Garden at home. Herbs are easy to grow at home and it's a great way to add color and fresh herbs to your cooking.You can add them to almost any recipe.

How to get your Herb Garden at home

Try this simple instructions of creating new containers for your herbs. What a great idea to have them on the windowsill close to place where you cook. What you will need to make this project: Metal can ( I used food can)Herbs (pick whichever you use the most)Decorative paperPVA glueclear varnishbrushscissorshammer/screwdriver or simply drill Use drill or hammer and screwdriver to make holes in the can so if there is too much water it can come out Cut your decorative paper to fit the shape of the container.

DIY Vertical Garden with Reclaimed Gutters. By LiveOAK Staff on April 29, 2009. How To Make a Hanging Gutter Garden aHa! Home & Garden. How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden. Good news and bad news.

How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden

I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. The Victory Garden . Grow . Primers & Projects . "Antique Stone" Planters. Hypertufa troughs and planters: they look great, plants love them, and you can make your own at home. "Antique Stone" Planters They look like hand-carved stone, but hypertufa trough planters are actually cleverly cast concrete planters you can make yourself! The principle behind these versatile, easy-to-make faux-stone planters is that their composition of mixed sand, peat moss and cement facilitate excellent drainage, which allows you to grow plants that otherwise probably wouldn't make it in the ground, such as certain herbs, alpine plants, dwarf evergreens and others.

The planters' sturdy antique look will add interest to your garden on their own as well! Many thanks to Helen Phillips at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, for the planter "recipe" that follows.

Sky Planter

Attack of the 16-foot planter! « Door Sixteen. Soda Bottle Carrots: a Very Small Kitchen Garden. Seventeen days after I planted carrots in a sawed-off soda bottle, young carrot tops had sprouted on the windowsill in my basement. I encourage people who have little space that they can still grow small kitchen gardens. Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space.   Oh So Pretty: Creative and Colorful Combinations for Container Gardens. Make a cone-shaped hanging basket for plants. Garden as they Balconies. Newspaper Seedling Pots. Window Boxes Good Enough To Eat. Urban Gardening Help — Gardening Videos from - Backyard Gardener. The Windowfarms Project. Create your own classic planter - Make your own classic planter - Projects - How to. Small Footprint, Big Yield: Create an Easy Micro Organic Urban Garden Today...

April 28, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton.