17 Apart: How To: Plant Seeds Using Eggshells. We were excited when our Sprout Robot alert went off that it was time to start broccoli seeds indoors this weekend for our zip code.
With the move and being in the midst of colder months, we are seriously lacking in the gardening department, except for our avocado sprouts (which we have an exciting update on coming tomorrow). We located our organic broccoli seed packet from last year's garden and hit up our gardening Pinterest boards (mine & hers) where we've been collecting ideas for creative planting all winter. We had one particular idea we'd seen pinned in mind and couldn't wait to try for ourselves — eggshell seed planters. Evidently, eggshells make the perfect size seed starters, are natural, biodegradable, can be planted directly into the soil after being cracked a little, and supply nourishment to the plant and surrounding soil (not to mention they're free).
After saving the shells from this week's eggs, we set out to make our eggshell planters. You'll Need: 2. 3. 4. Which Plastics Are Safe to Use as Containers to Grow Food? Global Buckets - Container Farming. Turn A Filing Cabinet Into A Planter. Yes you can have a garden, even in an urban home.
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. And she even provides recipes so we know what to do with our edible blossoms. Minted arugula salad, anyone? Even if you're not living in an urban environment, you'll love the recipes and can easily use the project ideas for deck and indoor planting.
Luckily, Pennington and the crew behind "Apartment Gardening" was kind enough to share a sneak peak of one of our favorite projects from the book. My friend Matthew Parker is one of those people who has vision. They don't cost much-in the neighborhood of fifty bucks-and while they are ugly to look at, if you remove the drawers and turn them onto their backs, they make an awesome planter. Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Garden Hacks: Three Ingenious Pallet Planters. How To Make A Better Strawberry Pallet Planter. Over the past year I've come across scores of diy pallet projects, some of them intriguing and others not quite there yet but still having potential.
How To: Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots. Hypertufa Pots (Perlite, Peat Moss, Cement) .I’m so excited to be here at Remodelaholic guest posting again!
Thank you Cassity for having me! Please come and visit me at my blog, 33 Shades of Green. You’ll find me cooking, crafting, decorating, and trying out all sorts of creative projects. I made these hypertufa pots after seeing this article in the March 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Window Agriculture Helps Urban Farming Grow Everywhere.
By Krystal Persaud on November 27, 2011 Without garden space or a balcony, how can city citizens harvest their own food?
José de la O’s “window agriculture” product explores how urbanites can grow their own food by utilizing windows. A window is the perfect resource for natural light and therefore a great spot for plants to inhabit. The designer explains: “With the practice of urban agriculture, the city dweller is trying to secure the need of food and economic security in a certain level, but lack of farming space is increasing. José’s design consists of a number of modular transparent pods that are attached on a window, where soil is placed so vegetables, herbs and small fruits can be grown. Each pod is securely placed on a window with a layer of clear acrylic adhesive.
If you live in a city, there is no longer any reason to complain about the lack of gardening space. Source: Core77 & José de la O. Creative Container Gardens: Free PDF. To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook.
Download » Whether you feel constrained by space or are just looking for new ways to display your garden, "Creative Container Gardens" is for you! Make An Indoor Planter With Growlight. Winter is one of those times when many gardeners wish they could be growing fresh herbs or produce but the weather just doesn't cooperate.
What is a determined gardener to do then? Build something! I decided to put together an indoor grow box/planter with a grow light to grow some plants while the weather outside is unsuitable. I used cedar fence wood (one of my favorite materials), drywall screws, a little wood glue, and a simple cabinet fluorescent light provided by Lowe's to complete this project! First I cut the wood into my desired lengths and sizes. After cutting the wood I sanded them down to remove any rough edges. I determined the width based on the length of this light.
I assembled the main box using wood glue and drywall screws. On the top side of the box I put my half size boards. I installed the light in the top section after factoring in an extra inch for the cord of the light.