background preloader

10 Killer DIY Garden Hacks

10 Killer DIY Garden Hacks
Gardening is one of the most rewarding home hobbies you can do. It's fun, sustainable and you get healthy, tasty results. A lot of people like the idea of gardening but find excuses like it's too time consuming, it's too expensive, they don't have enough space, blah blah blah. There's no room for excuses when going green, all you need is a little initiative and a little ingenuity to overcome these so called excuses. Here are 10 killer garden hacks that can help you save time, space and money while satisfying your green thumb... 1. Vertical Gutter Garden When Suzanne Forsling moved to Juneau Alaska from Iowa, she found that it was a little bit harder to get her garden to grow. 2. Reclaimed Tire Garden If you have some old tires laying around that you don't know what to do with, you could burn them... if you hate the environment, or you could put them to work as cool looking raised garden beds. 3. DIY Earth Box An Earth Box is more than just a box with soil. 4. Self-Watering Garden 5. 6. 7.

http://greenupgrader.com/8601/10-killer-diy-garden-hacks/

Related:  Garden IIThe Gardengardening

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Here are the strategies we used which enabled us to greatly increase our garden yield, while requiring less time and less work.

Don't Bag Those Clippings! An Easy Answer It's a question we all face when mowing: Should I bag my clippings or leave them on the lawn? In most cases, the answer is easy: Leave the clippings on the lawn! Growing Herbs, Planting Herbs, How to Grow Herbs The best tips for growing herbs indoors, outdoors, and in container herb gardens. Learn how to plant and care for herbs when home gardening. Plant a kitchen herb garden to supply fresh herbs to spice up your meals. Design Your Own Vegetable Garden Layout Using our Free "Vegetable Garden Planner" Software!

Mesmerizing Photos Of Insects Wearing Hats Made Of Water I can’t begin to imagine the patience of Dimitriy Reinshtein, an Israeli photographer who brings living insects into his studio, places a single drop of water onto their tiny heads, and photographs them with a razor-sharp macro lens. But that’s exactly what he does, somehow, to create larger-than-life images that capture the most fleeting of moments, occurring on the tiniest of subjects. “For a long time, I shot fashion and jewelry, and one day, I imagined an insect that looks human (with hats, clothes and all that stuff),” Reinshtein tells Co.Design. “I thought, ‘How can I give insects a new look?’

Vegetables High in Protein Although animal protein is a good source of protein, it is a storehouse of unhealthy saturated fat, high calories, and high cholesterol. So, a healthier alternative is plant protein, which packs all essential vitamins and minerals required for good health, and is low in fat as well. It cannot be denied that plant protein is not on a par with animal protein. However, by following a well-balanced diet, which comprises a variety of foods, meeting the daily protein requirement should not be a challenge. The following tells you about vegetables which are good sources of protein. Broccoli A member of the cruciferous vegetable family, broccoli is a no-brainer for a low fat high protein diet.

Lawn Seeding: How to Plant Grass Seed - Greenview 5 steps for planting grass seed Planting (or seeding) a lawn is not difficult and can be done successfully by anyone. If you are planting grass seed, follow these five simple steps for best results. Step 1 – Buy the best grass seed A great lawn can only be grown from great grass seeds. Bottle Drip Irrigation I prefer to have the bottle standing right-way-up as I think it looks nicer and it keeps debris out of the bottle thus keeping the holes from blocking. The materials: * 2 litre plastic soft-drink bottle or water bottle * Sharp small screwdriver, pointed hole-maker or drill This can be used in container gardening, raised bed gardens and open vegetable gardens.

Monsanto lies through their teetrh (NaturalNews) By now, most of us are aware of the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops that are horrendously sprayed with Monsanto's herbicide Roundup Ready with its active ingredient glyphosate. We know that the main GMO crops are soy, corn, cotton, sugar beets, alfalfa, and canola (even if it says organic). As a side note, canola oil was originally used as an industrial solvent until someone came up with the idea that if it was modified it could be sold as a vegetable oil. Granted it comes from a rapeseed, but why would anyone in his or her right mind want to ingest something that was used as a toxic solvent to begin with? In Hawaii, Monsanto and GMOs have been raked through the coals.

Related:  greenhuerto urbano