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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.

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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. Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula care, Carnivorous Plants Typical - Red Line Venus Flytrap - Dionaea muscipulaGrowing: 'Akai Ryu' AKA Red Dragon All Green 'B52' 'Big Mouth' Crested Petiole 'Cup Trap' Czech Giant 'Dentate Traps' Fang Low Giant Pink 'Red Piranha' Typical Light: I grow mine outside in full sun. Soil: I grow mine in a mix of peat moss, long fiber sphagnum, and perlite. Water: Use rainwater, distilled, or reverse osmosis.

Manga farming 12 Apr 2010 Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawachi recently demonstrated his "Manga Farming" technique -- which uses old manga as a growing medium for vegetables -- by cultivating a crop of radish sprouts in an installation at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya. [Link: Koshi Kawachi] Lavender projects Tempted to do something with the lavender growing in your yard? Letting such a fragrant herb go to waste would be…well, a waste! Gathering, drying and using lavender is really simple. Just one plant will yield enough material to scent your whole house. Dried flowers, lavender sugar and potpourri satchels are all quick and easy to make.