How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Good news and bad news. 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. But I know I promised a tutorial today, so I took photos and have kept my word to share how to make the pallet garden. I tried to be as detailed as possible. So keep reading my pallet loving friends, instructions on how to make your own pallet garden are just a few lines away… Find a Pallet The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. Don’t just take the first pallet you find. Collect Your Supplies For this project, you’ll need the pallet you found, 2 large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper. Now for the sides.
Sprout a Couch Cool Copper Projects Warm metallic hues are easy to love but often pricey. When you create the look... Easy Doily Bowl Craft a decorative bowl from a doily picked up from a flea market, antique... Camper Birdhouse Encourage birds to stay awhile with an adorable vintage birdhouse. New Society Publishers - Backyard Bounty Are you itching to start your own garden or grow more in the one you have, but feel that gardening is too challenging or time-consuming for your busy schedule? Would you like to enjoy fresh, home-grown produce every month of the year? Backyard Bounty is like having your own Master Gardener to consult every step of the way. This encyclopedic reference demystifies gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy. Planning your garden and preparing the soil Organic fertilizers and simplified composting Sowing, growing healthy seedlings, transplanting, watering, easy weeding, and mulching Planting for winter harvests, intensive planting schedules Growing fruit, simple pruning methods Greenhouses, tunnels and containers Organic pest management, and more.
No dig gardens - how to do no dig gardening by gardening the no dig way! Fork & Bottle: Seed Sources - Organic, Biodynamic, Heirloom & Heritage Seed Sources Native Seeds/SEARCH The NS/S Seedbank houses (for future generations) the seeds of crops and wild plants traditionally used as food, fiber and dyes by prehistoric and more recent cultures inhabiting the arid southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico. More than 2,000 different seeds are offered, representing traditional crops grown by Apache, Chemehuevi, Cocopah, Gila River Pima, Guarijio, Havasupai, Hopi, Maricopa, Mayo, Mojave, Mountain Pima, Navajo, Paiute, Puebloan, Tarahumara, Tohono O'odham and Yaqui farmers. More than a half of the offerings are corn, bean, and squash (aka the three sisters). Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seeds The first Demeter-certified biodynamic seed source I've found. Territorial Seed Company I'm a fan of theirs. High Mowing Seeds (100% Organic) I think that their selection is interesting and I love that their seeds are organic. Kitazawa Seed Company They offer a tremendous selection of Asian Vegetable seeds and are the oldest seed company in America.
Living close: strata title permaculture Lucinda's great DIY vertical gardening system The too-hard basket seems often applied to fledgling aspirations of creating bountiful gardens in rental or strata title properties. Which is really quite understandable, in some ways. To succeed in such ventures one needs to effectively communicate with (sometimes dubious) landlords and fellow residents, which is no small thing. Recently, though, we came across Lucinda’s garden, which is a beautiful example of such communications gone right. The mini food-forest up the side of the apartment Lucinda owns a low-rise apartment which is within a block of perhaps 8 dwellings. more vegies and a patio I’ve not had much experience with the ‘body corporate’ aspect of owning a strata title, but from the grumblings of multiple friends who have, i get the idea that negotiating any sort of change, especially aesthetic change to one’s apartment, can be a long-winded process. small but healthy pond with wonky mirror behind to increase sense of space
Ovitrappola AquaLab - Rimedi naturali su MosquitoWeb.it D: Come va posizionata la X di legno che ho trovato nella confezione ? Non ci sono informazioni nella confezione . ( Giovanni ) R: La barretta di masonita va appoggiata dentro all'imbuto nero con la parte ruvida verso l'alto. Serve ad agevolare la deposizione delle uova da parte delle zanzare tigre. D: Buongiorno, purtroppo mi sono accorto di aver smarrito i bastoncini di masonite per le ovitrappole, ma vedo che, a differenza delle pastiglie, non sono in vendita separatamente. R: Tra breve saranno in vendita, ci stiamo attrezzando. D: da che mese è necessario iniziare a posizionare le trappole? R: Le zanzare incominciano a riprodursi quando la temperatura minima non è inferiore a 10°C ed il fotoperiodo (ore di luce) è di almeno 13 ore. D: Buongiorno Le ovitrppole vanno tenute a tetto? R: Le ovitrappole possono anche essere esposte alla pioggia. D: Questa ovitrappola funziona anche per i pappataci?? Risultati 1-5 di 5 (1 Pagine) Poni la tua domanda Il Tuo Nome: La tua email: La tua domanda:
House Plants That Practically Clean The Air In Your Home For You :: Your Organic Gardening Blog Living house plants add natural beauty, style, many health and psychological benefits to our homes. But in addition to their beauty, house plants are also a valuable weapon against indoor air pollution. The real power of plants lies in their ability to remove unhealthy chemicals from our indoor air. The Victorians attempted to bring plants such as palms, ferns and cactus indoors in order to keep them alive all year round. Nowadays, even in expensive new homes, the concentration of emissions from things like furniture, carpet and paint can be two to five times as high as it is outdoors. And, most air filters only catch particulates such as dust and pollen rather than organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene. Plants and their root microbes are nature’s biological cleaning machines. A team of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) researchers lead by Dr. As a rule of thumb, allow one houseplant per 100 square feet of living area. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes. They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet. According to this article from the Seattle Times, potatoes planted inside a box with this method can grow up to 100 pounds of potatoes in just 4 square feet. Lumber Seed potatoes Soil Careful attention to watering The Times' guide for building a potato growing box yields up to a 100 lbs. of potatoes in a mere 4 square feet is shown below: Plant as early as April or as late as August 1, with an approximated 3 month till harvest turnaround time. Here are some pointers from the article: Cut apart larger seed potatoes, making sure there are at least two eyes in each piece you plant. Seattle Times via LifeHacker.
Heirloom Seeds: Sustainably Grown, Organic, Untreated and Open-Pollinated Sustainable Seed Company Polanter Vertical Gardening System The Polanter Vertical Gardening System is a simple and practical kit and is hung onto walls or fences with the brackets provided. The brackets remain fixed to the wall and the Polanter can be lifted off the brackets to enable it to be re-planted and then easily re-hung by slotting the Polanter back onto the brackets. The planting holes for the Polanter measures approximately 4cm across and are ideal for planting plug plants. The Polanter Vertical Gardening System comes in a choice of 8 colours (see the table below). The price for this product is.. £ 21.98 (UK) – or $29.95 (US) … Below you can watch how to plant your Polanter… Did you know that the Polanter is ideally suited for growing your own produce?
Garden Cruises by NewsMix Nebraska by jeffreylapin Switzerland by martiz Morocco by yveszieba Untitled Document Window Garden Planter Utilizing Rubbermaid containers for planters Rubbermaid Roughneck Hi-Top 54-Gallon Storage Box Product Height (in.) : 21.5 Product Length (in.) : 42.5 in Product Width (in.) : 18.6 in Model # FG3A05H2MICBL Store SKU # 801975 Price $20 each Home Depot has them here This setup utilized 6 containers and 20 bags of potting soil place in front of a large south facing window For drainage use a 1/4 inch drill in these locations This rubbermaid container works ideal in these locations so the water does not pool at the bottom The lid then works as a perfect drain pan Fits perfectly underneath the planter Each container held 3 1/3 bags of 1.5 cu ft of potting soil The handles have holes so you want to be just below the handles Planters now ready to be planted with seeds Each planter now has approximately 11 to 12 inches depth of soil Plant seeds in 3 rows 5 inches apart (20 inch width divided by 4 sections equals 5 inches) Results from planting on 03-11-2011 Ready to eat
Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System | You Grow Girl The last time I forgot to water my outdoor potted plants and discovered them completely wilted and hanging on the cusp of near death, I decided it was time to take action. Some of the plants on my deck receive a full, searing sun all day long during the hottest mid summer days. While these plants thrive under such conditions if properly taken care of, they will die quickly if they don’t receive enough water. Although it has been unusually rainy this year in these parts, full sun deck plants will still get extremely hot and dry very quickly. One of the best ways to provide a steady water supply to your plants without your constant attention is the gradual watering system or drip irrigation. The materials you will need are as follows: 2 litre plastic soda bottle or water bottle that still has the lidDrill and small drill bitSharp knifeCutting surface Drill 4-8 small holes into the cap of the plastic bottle.