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Handy Farm Devices - Cobleigh - ToC

Handy Farm Devices - Cobleigh - ToC

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. 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. Get Your Pallet into Shape Let the Stapling Begin!

Αυτόματο Πότισμα Το αυτόματο πότισμα του κήπου ή της γλάστρας στο μπαλκόνι, είναι μία δοκιμασμένη αποδοτική και αξιόπιστη λύση που ταυτόχρονα μας δίνει την δυνατότητα να κάνουμε οικονομία στο νερό γιατί με την σωστή ρύθμιση της εγκατάστασης ποτίζουμε όσο νερό έχουν ανάγκη τα φυτά και όσες φορές χρειάζονται αποφεύγοντας έτσι την σπατάλη του νερού . Ο σωστός σχεδιασμός του αυτόματου ποτίσματος και η επιλογή του κατάλληλου προγραμματιστή είναι σημαντικά και εξασφαλίζουν την απόδοση και την ποιότητα του όλου συστήματος. . Προγραμματιστής αυτόματου ποτίσματος μπαταρίας με εβδομαδιαίο πρόγραμμα και ημερήσιο πρόγραμμα ποτίσματος. Λειτουργεί με μία μπαταρία 9 βολτ αλκαλική για ένα έτος. Συνδέεται σε βρύση με σπείρωμα ¾ και σε λάστιχο Φ16.

The Museum Of Old Techniques For almost every electronic device or oil driven machine there used to be a low-tech alternative that was powered by human muscles, water or wind. The Museum of Old Techniques aims to collect and study these historical alternatives to modern day machinery. Why, you may ask? To quote the Museum: "Evolution doesn't necessarily mean progress, what we consider to be primitive solutions are often not primitive at all". We could not have said it better ourselves. A somewhat related publication is Edward H. Knight's book contains not only early electric equipment and steam driven machinery, but also human and animal powered machines.

Common-Sense Compost Making - Contents This book describes a way of making compost, i.e. humus, which is simply, labour saving (no turning) and quick, both in ripening the compost and in getting results in the soil. It is adaptible to all conditions and to every size and type of garden, allotment or farm, the process being based on nature's own methods. Miss Bruce tells how to make use of the natural heat of disintegration, which liberates the vitality of the plants; how to retain that vitality within the heap, and how to quicken both the disintegration of plants and the energizing of humus by treating the heap with a simple activator. From Vegetable Waste to Fertile Soil affirms a belief in the universality of Life, this Life being manifest in varying 'rhythms' in the mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms. Table of Contents Foreword by L.F. Appendices 1. Bibliography How to use Q.R. Photography by W. by L.F. When Dr. For when I first encountered the theories of Dr. Next: 1.

Apartment Gardening: 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. 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. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Θερμοκήπιο - φυτώριο Το έφτιαξα φέτος το Μάρτιο και είχε μεγάλη επιτυχία!!! Η φυτρωτικότητα των σπόρων ξεπέρασε το 90% ! Οι σπόροι βγαίνουν σε πολύ σύντομο διάστημα και αναπτύσσονται πολύ γρήγορα!, Το κόστος του ανήλθε περίπου στα 140 €. Χρησιμοποίησα κούφια τετράγωνη γαλβανιζέ σωλήνα 2 επί ., με την οποία κατασκεύασα τον σκελετό του θερμοκηπίου, που έχει μήκος , πλάτος και ύψος . Στη βάση τοποθέτησα απλή ψιλή λαμαρίνα με κλίση προς τα εμπρός για να μαζεύει τα νερά και από τέσσερις τρύπες που άνοιξα μπροστά να φεύγουν έξω. 35 πόντους πιο ψηλά έφτιαξα τελάρο στο οποίο τοποθέτησα πλέγμα (κουνελόσητα) κι αυτό με ελαφρά κλίση προς τα εμπρός για να είναι κάθετα τα φυτά προς τον ήλιο. Πάνω από τη λαμαρίνα και κάτω από το πλέγμα έβαλα ένα αερόθερμο και από πάνω μια λαμαρίνα που να το υπερκαλύπτει για να μην πέφτουν νερά πάνω στο αερόθερμο. Στο πάνω μέρος τώρα του πλέγματος και αριστερά όπως βλέπουμε στην προηγούμενη φωτογραφία , έβαλα και σκέπασα με ένα κομμάτι λαμαρίνας ένα θερμοστάτη. Το υλικό αυτό είναι ακριβό!

Classic manuals online The following 46 books include many classics for backyarders, homesteaders, small farms and tropical development, many of them hard to find, with direct links to the CD 3rd World online library for free downloading. They are in graphic pdf format, with files from 1 or 2 Mb to 60 Mb. , by Robert Berold et. al., Environmental and Development Agency, Johannesburg, South Africa. 41.7Mb pdf Teknologi Kampungan -- A Collection of Indigenous Indonesian Technologies, by Craig Thorburn, 1982, Volunteers in Asia, ISBN 0917704169. 6.4Mb pdf Village Technology Handbook, Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA), 3rd edition 1988, Vita Publications, ISBN 0866192751, 441 p, 14Mb pdf Backyard Composting, by Helga Olkowski, Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA, USA, 1975, 21 pages, 8.5Mb pdf

Small Footprint, Big Yield: Create an Easy Micro Organic Urban Garden Today! | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces April 28, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton There are two things urban gardeners are short on: space and time. The Urban Garden, brainchild of Bill Arquitt, resolves both of these issues, making it efficient and simple to plant a vegetable garden with up to 55 plants in a 3-foot deep by 4-foot wide footprint. The contained six level tiered system is nearly maintenance-free, eliminating heavy weeding, and its northwestern cedar construction renders it naturally bug repellent. Βιολογικοί Σπόροι για φύτεμα - ΒΙΟΚΗΠΟΣ - ΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΙ ΣΠΟΡΟΙ Oil Press By Jeff Cox -- from Organic Gardening, April 1979, Rodale Press IN 2,500 SQUARE FEET, a family of four can grow each year enough sunflower seed to produce three gallons of homemade vegetable oil suitable for salads or cooking and 20 pounds of nutritious, dehulled seed -- with enough broken seeds left over to feed a winter's worth of birds.The problem, heretofore, with sunflower seeds was the difficulty of dehulling them at home, and the lack of a device for expressing oil from the seeds. About six months ago, we decided to change all that. The job was to find out who makes a sunflower seed dehuller or to devise one if none were manufactured. And to either locate a home-scale oilseed press or devise one. No mean task.Our researches took us from North Dakota -- hub of commercial sunflower activity in the nation -- to a search of the files in the U.S. Tools Required 1. The press was designed so that homesteaders can produce sunflower oil from their own seeds.

Farmers Markets Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grows the produce. Direct marketing of farm products through farmers markets continues to be an important sales outlet for agricultural producers nationwide. As of National Farmers Market Week, (the first full week in August), there were 8,144 farmers markets listed in USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory. This is a 3.6 percent increase from 2012.