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Indoor Gardening - StumbleUpon

Indoor Gardening - StumbleUpon

Planting A Pineapple — Tickled Red - StumbleUpon Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This? And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. Planting a Pineapple 1. 2. 3. In 24 months (sounds better than two years) it will look like this. You will have an actual, large, utterly delicious pineapple in 24-36 months. The thought of growing my own pineapple always makes me smile and giggle just a little bit. Now what am I supposed to do with all of this leftover pineapple? I see something sweet coming soon. While you’re waiting for me to make something yummy with the leftovers, go ahead and plant a pineapple. Be adventurous plant a pineapple. Hugs, Tickled Red *Please bear in mind that I am not a hortoculturist. Tagged as: Gardening, Pineapple, Tropical Fruit

How to Grow and Store Potatoes, Onions, Garlic and Squash, Keeper Crops During the winter months, when the ground is covered by a thick blanket of snow, there’s something particularly satisfying about still being able to eat food from your garden. There are many summer-grown crops including potatoes, onions, garlic, beets, carrots and winter squash, can be stored with relative ease to nourish you right through until the next growing season. Even a modest-size garden can yield a substantial crop of winter keepers. To be successful storing these keeper crops at home, here are a couple factors to keep in mind: Some varieties store better than others, so be sure to seek out the ones that are known to be good keepers. There are so many wonderful kinds and colors of potatoes to choose from: fingerlings, bakers, boilers, white, yellow, pink, red, and even blue. Potatoes can be grown in a standard garden row, in a raised bed or in a container such as a Potato Grow Bag. Onions Onions should be cured before they are stored. Garlic A perfect bulb, just after harvest.

Recycled Pop/Soda Bottle SIPs The sub-irrigated planter (SIP) to the left was made from a 3-liter diet Pepsi bottle (see prior post also see how to make them). While it is good news about a new and greener Pepsi bottle, it looks like the days of straight-sided 2 and 3-liter soda bottles are numbered. That is not good news for making soda bottle SIPs. Coke has already gone curvy. Contouring adds strength and perhaps some visual appeal but it is not so green. Recycling is good but upcycling or repurposing is even better. Having grown plants in them for many years, I believe it could be justified to make them as a primary product. Clear soda bottle SIPs should be helping to grow plants inside every school in the world. Clear SIPs teach recycling, water conservation, some basic plant science as well as an introduction to edible plant growing. So, my message is to save all the straight sided soda bottles you can find and turn them into SIPs. Why then is it not taught in the public school system?

20 Plants for garden pathways which can handle foot traffic There are infinite numbers of plants available to cultivate in your garden. But, there are very few varieties of plants that can be grown on pathways, because most of the plants are too sensitive to tolerate people’s feet. Here is a list of some very common plants which you can use to decorate the walkways of your garden. 1. Irish moss It is one of the most important family member of Moss but much different from other plants of Moss family. 2. They look very pretty with the bright green leaves and become more attractive from the last spring to the arrival of summer when it blooms beautiful yellow flowers. 3. Fascinating Brass Buttons are low growing plants that spread at a high speed. 4. These ornamented plants have an immense and gorgeous look with a sweet fragrance. 5. Creeping Jenny which is also known as money wort in many places is a perennial plant that loves afternoon sun. 6. Beach strawberry is a perennial member of the rose family. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

How to Grow an Edible, Vertical Garden in Five Steps - Cities - GOOD It’s hard to believe but, yes, spring is on its way. And with it all kinds of wonderful green things like arugula, celery, and cherry tomatoes. If you’re a gardener, you’ve probably already started your seedlings (or at least have an order in for black seeded Simpson lettuce, Astro Arugula or sugar snap peas). If you’re a first time gardener, now is the time to decide if you really want to dig in. Don’t know what to grow? “It can work in almost any space, anywhere,” says Meg Glasser, Regional Director for Urban Farming, a group that grows edible gardens on walls, fences and other vertical surfaces. 1. Most vegetables need at least four hours of sunlight a day and a south-facing wall will provide the most light. 2. A local, dependable, water source is one of the most critical components—without it you will need to consider another site. 3. 3. You can start with seeds or seedlings but if you’re starting in later spring, use seedlings. 4. This is the most challenging part of the garden.

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2-liter bottle upside down tomato planter Though my first attempt at an upside down tomato planter worked out great, I have a habit of forgetting to water the plants everyday. More commonly when we have decent rains when only the hanging tomato planters need to be watered. So this year I have modified my design a little to make this a little easier. As a bonus you can create this new version much quicker and minimal tools. Materials required Empty 2-liter bottleSpray paintDrill or hot nailChopstick or 1/4 in stick Step 1 — Cut off bottom There is a natural ridge at the bottom of the two liter bottle, simply cut at this ridge and remove the bottom. Step 2 — Attach water reservoir Take the removed bottom, flip it over, and insert it into the bottom of the bottle until flush with the top. Step 3 — Drills Holes First you need to drill a small hole in the bottom of the reservoir (the bottom you cut of) Use the smallest drill bit you have, this will reduce the water flow coming into the planter during rainfall and/or manual watering.

Make Your Own Alchemy / Prepping, Planting and Harvesting Does “black gold” make you think of “Texas Tea,” or that three-letter-word, oil? If you’re a gardener, they don’t. For us, black gold can only mean one thing: compost. A good compost pile is your soil’s dearest friend. You may think compost building is complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. Although bagged compost is sold at most garden centers, it’s easy and almost free to make your own. In a new pile, layer brown matter: shredded fallen leaves, old foliage without disease, and brown grasses (if they haven’t been sprayed with chemicals like herbicides or pesticides). Garden bins make keeping the pile in one place easy. I think a three-bin system works best. If you live in a very dry climate like mine normally is, water the pile every week in the summer to keep it moist. When you add green matter, top it with a layer of shredded leaves or dirt. Don’t add dairy or meat products. Creating your own compost is another way you can recycle and keep organic matter out of landfills.

How to Find Free Compost Ingredients 1Ask your local coffee shop if they throw out used coffee grinds. Coffee grinds are an excellent acidic amendment to soil, so use ash or lime to balance the pH. Ad 2Inquire with local lumberyards and home improvement stores for free sawdust. Be sure to use sawdust only from untreated wood. 3Collect newspapers. Separate the newspaper from the glossy inserts, and shred the paper to make it compost more quickly. 4Contact local dairies, feedlots, or cattle operations for composted cow manure. Sea and lake vegetation is remarkably nutrient rich and makes a great addition to your compost, but it is also unsustainable as the tidelands and shores need those nutrients for their own ecosystems. Whenever you build compost, try to make sure that you are not removing ingredients from a setting where they would be composted- the forest, the shore, parks, etc.

Preventing Flies from Hoarding Your Compost Bin Composting is an environmentally friendly and cost effective way to reuse yard and garden scraps. Unfortunately, a hot compost pile can also quickly become breeding grounds for thousands of flies, especially if you are composting manure. Proper compost pile management will help keep fly populations under control. TIP: Our expert gardening advisor, Susan Patterson adds, "Plant basil around your compost pile to repel flies." Put a Lid on It Keeping a lid on your compost pile with deter flies. Add Brown Fruit flies are typically a sign that there is not enough brown material in the bin. Bury Food Scraps Exposed food scraps will attract flies. Boil Peeling Scraps Before taking out fruit or vegetable peelings boil them. Contain Scraps If fruit and vegetable scraps are gathered in a bucket before being emptied into the bin, cover the bucket. Use Diatomaceous Earth Food-grade diatomaceous earth is a natural sedimentary rock that crumbles easily. Scald Flies