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Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space

Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space
If you’d love to do a little at-home gardening but don’t have much space to do your planting, a simple gutter garden might be the perfect option. Alaskan news site Juneau Empire features a smart, simple idea for planting a small vegetable garden with very little space: A windowbox garden built from gutters. In Alaska, this idea solves a few problems for the author: We live near the glacier, so the soil is cold and has very little organic matter, there are lots of big trees shading it, and we have all the slugs and root maggots anyone could want, with porcupines, cats, bears and ravens meandering to boot.There is only one side of our house that gets much sunshine, and, of course, that side of the house has the smallest yard. Even if your garden doesn’t face the same problems, the idea behind the gutter garden could be perfect if you’re low on space but would kill for some homegrown veggies. How does your garden grow? Related:  Gardening Ideas

15 Foods That Can Be Regrown From Scraps I love gardening. Well, not actually the work behind the gardening so much – it’s the harvesting that I really look forward to. There is nothing like fresh veggies from your own personal garden! I actually just planted a bunch of things in my vegetable garden, and may have gone a little plant happy at the feed & seed store. Oops. Obviously, we all know about the normal ways to grow plants – from seeds. Let’s count them out – from 1 to 15… 1, 2, 3, & 4. These are the ones I regrow the very most, I always have a mason jar of green onions regrowing above my kitchen sink. 5. You can regrow lemongrass the same way you regrow the green onions. 6. Plant a small chunk off of your piece of ginger in potting soil with the newest buds facing up. 7. Pick a potato that has a lot of good formed eyes, and cut it into 2-3 inch pieces, taking care to be sure that each piece has at least 1-2 eyes on it. 8. You will need sweet potatoes with good formed eyes, just as you would want with a regular potato.

How to Escape from Zip Ties In our How To Escape and Evade in an Urban Environment article, we briefly discussed escaping from zip ties. There are quite a few hasty methods of illegal restraint, and zip ties are a method that’s available to any would-be kidnapper. A few of the other methods seen are duct tape, rope and phone cord, but with a little education you’ll see that all of these methods can easily be defeated. There are two things you’ll need in any escape situation, and without these two things, nothing we’ll show you will work. Those two things are time and opportunity. Your captors are most likely not going to have the resources or the patience to keep eyes on you constantly, and when they don’t, it’s time to make your move. Update 2015: We’ve recently put together this comprehensive how to video guide on escaping illegal restraint. The best way to defeat any type of restraint is to first analyze how it works. Click here to view all videos on YouTube Breaking Zip Ties Shimming Zip Ties Friction Sawing Zip Ties

How To Grow Squash | Growing Squash | Learning how to grow squash can open your garden up to an astonishing variety of cultivars, most of which are not very difficult to have success with. Squash falls into two categories: summer squash and winter squash. Summer squash includes all the varietals of squash that will grow best in hot weather and mature during the mid to late summer. Winter squash includes all the varietals will grow best in cooler winter during the late summer and fall. In this guide about how to grow squash, I will begin by explaining some of the characteristics that are common to all cultivars of squash. Once we have familiarized ourselves with what squash is, I will move on to discussing the things that are important to consider if you want to understand how to grow squash successfully in your garden. Next, I will explain the differences between planting your squash directly in the soil or by starting it early indoors and transplanting seedlings. 1. 1a. 1b. ↑ Back to table of content 2. 2a. 2b. 2c. 3.

Advanced Survival | Disaster Preparedness & Self-Reliance….. GreenStalk - Vertical Garden System by The Peterson Family Risks and challenges Packaging - The GreenStalk is a large lightweight planter. This presents challenges for product packaging. We currently use shrink wrap to package our product for shows and wholesale markets. Additional Features - We love the GreenStalk just as is (and so do our customers and reviewers!) Distribution - We ship GreenStalk all over the US and have sent the system as far away as India. Learn about accountability on Kickstarter metaspoon There’s something particular satisfying about building something with your own two hands, so it’s really no wonder that DIY projects have really been booming. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a very crafty person, you can most definitely jump in on this trend. The good people of the internet have made it easier than ever to learn how to make things at home so you can save money, be creative, and create something truly unique and personal. Amy from Her Tool Belt is one of these good people, and if you like gardening, you’re definitely going to love this stunner of a project! Amy made her very own DIY Cascading Flower Pallet Planter Box, and she’s taken us all along for the ride. It certainly looks a bit strange at the start but the end result is simply stunning! Get a regular planter box (the one in this photo is made from pallet wood) and drill holes in even spaced rows. “I used a 2″ hole saw to drill holes for the petunias … spacing the holes about every 6″ or so.”

Canning, Dehydrating, Freezing and Home Food Preservation. Canning, dehydrating, freezing. Sun ripened fruits, garden fresh vegetables and home grown meat. We all know just how good and how nutritious they are. Learn to provide healthy nutritious foods for your family and have fun doing it. Don't get me wrong, filling your pantry is a lot of work up front. The benefits you enjoy throughout the year are OH SO worth it. Are you looking for someone to come along side? My goal is to help YOU succeed. Sharon,I just felt compelled to write you a quick e-mail and say, "thank you" for what you're doing. There are two basic types of home preservers: Those who create for fun. Those who are seriously looking at putting up enough food for the whole family. Which one are you? Do you want to develop a new culinary hobby? Let's work together and create those inviting jars of sweet pickle relish, tomato salsa, jams and jellies, gourmet combinations. This will be a place for you to learn and develop your own skill at this culinary art.

How to grow indoor plants for free from cuttings - ABC Life Whether you're living in a share house, apartment or garage behind your gran's house, a few plants can make a room more homely. But don't have to spend big to start or expand a collection — with some basic materials and know-how, you can grow plants for free. Sydney-based Laura Tjitradjaja discovered indoor plants when she moved into her own apartment. "It's south facing so there's not enough sun to grow herbs, but I discovered it's perfect for indoor plants," she says. Best of all, her collection cost her almost nothing. She's also worked out some tricks of her own. "Polka dot plants [Hypoestes phyllostachya] don't like to dry out so I converted a plastic egg carton into a mini hothouse, with soil and a cutting in each compartment, then you close the lid; air can get in but it makes it more humid and that seems to work better, even though there's no drainage." Laura is now the one giving away plants to get others started. "I'm not sure if I'm really addicted," laughs Laura. Basic toolkit: