How to Make a Pallet Garden With spring amongst us, I, like most of you, am excited to tackle a few new gardening projects. After searching the web for innovative ideas, I came across a nifty one that makes use of a simple pallet. My husband and his family operate bulk oil and gas companies in our local and have an abundance of these useful objects. This has no doubt onset my slight obsession with pallet recycling. If you need help sourcing a pallet, check out a similar establishment in your area or a grocery/gardening store.
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. Sub-irrigated planter Sub-irrigated planters (SIP) are simple devices that allow low-maintenance, low-water consumption container gardening. A simple SIP has three major parts: a container for soil; a container for water; and a wick that allows water to be drawn from the water container into the soil container. The wick (typically made of fabric or polyester) draws water up into the soil through capillary action, where the plant roots absorb it at an appropriate rate for the plant. Aeration holes in the soil container, combined with overflow holes in the water container, help prevent the soil from becoming too wet (which may cause the plant roots to rot.) This diagram shows the major parts of a simple SIP made from a plastic pop bottle.
Vertical Pallet Garden Plan - Gardening Use these step-by-step instructions and build your own vertical pallet garden, perfect for growing your own food in small spaces. By Niki Jabbour Groundbreaking Food Gardens (Storey Publishing, 2014) by Niki Jabbour is a stellar collection of unique food garden plans from some of the best gardeners and designers in North America. Choose from 73 plans, each with its own theme and detailed illustration. In this excerpt, learn how to construct a kitchen garden from used pallets that won’t take up much space. You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Groundbreaking Food Gardens.
Growing Fruit Trees From Seeds Most fruit trees are best grown from grafted trees that cost $25 to $35 each. But with peaches, nectarines and apricots, you can cut your cost to zero by growing fruit trees from seeds. Because cross-pollination between varieties produces variable results, apples and some other fruit trees are usually not grown from seeds. (Instead, cuttings or buds of the best varieties are grafted onto rootstocks to produce trees that bear fruit just like the parent tree’s.) But the almondlike seeds in pits from peaches, nectarines and apricots do a good job of carrying on the desirable traits of their parents. You can simply sprout and grow a seed from a great-tasting specimen, and you have a good chance of sinking your teeth into sweet, juicy fruit from your own tree in only three to five years.
EWAO If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways. And as Monsanto would love for this article to not go viral, all we can ask is that you share, share, share the information being presented so that it can reach as many people as possible. In 2006, a patent was granted to a man named Paul Stamets. Paracord Laced Pallet, Hanging Chair Stuff you will need- Tools: Drill Saw Lighter Sawzall (optional) Materials: Paracord Pallet (I was able to get by with just one but it all depends on how much usable wood you can get off of each pallet) I used pallet wood because it is hardwood and free but, as with all treated wood, you need to use precaution when handling this wood. 27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn. Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them. So here are a list of plants that have the highest medicinal value compared to the other million species around the world worth planting around the house.
How to Host an Urban-Ag Forum Give urban farming and local food a chance to thrive in your city by inviting election candidates to hash out their stances on the subject. By Lisa Munniksma In Minneapolis' 2013 mayoral race, 35 candidates had their hats in the ring. Unlike most U.S. towns, Minneapolis used a ranked-choice voting system, where each person votes for his top candidates rather than voting for one candidate out of a select few that made it to the ballot from particular political parties. It's simply not possible to learn what you need to know about each candidate's take on issues important to you—transportation, housing issues, environmental issues—individually, so various groups hold candidate forums, including a forum for urban farming and local food. Minneapolis isn't the only city to have done this, but they join the ranks of just a few—San Francisco and New York among them.
Seed Starting With The "Baggie Method." When I was ready to sow them using the baggie method I laid them out on a napkin and moistened the napkin with a spray bottle. You want to moisten and not soak your paper napkin to avoid having your seeds get moldy. It's imperative if you're going to start citrus seeds that you sow them immediately because the longer you wait the lower your germination ratio will be. Once I had soaked my citrus seeds overnight and set them on the paper towel which I moistened I folded the napkin in half and set it inside the plastic sandwich bag which I sealed. UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only... Nick Meyer | AltHealthWORKS Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system. That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled“Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world.
Healing Spices Every Kitchen Needs to Have Herbs and spices can make time spent cooking or baking in the kitchen a fun, creative and tasty experience. However, what you may not know is that these same herbs have numerous benefits unrelated to the taste or aroma of food. In fact, many have components within that make them beneficial to people’s health. These eight options are among the most beneficial in the kitchen. Cayenne Known for its spicy hotness, cayenne pepper is well-loved in a variety of savory foods.