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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

18 Weird and Wonderful Places To Live: Churches, Bunkers, Water Towers and Caves Lars Tunbjork for The New York Times The New York Times Magazine did a photo spread of some rather extreme conversions of churches, shipping containers and water towers and even caves, like the happy family shown above with an umbrella over the pool table to control the sand. We do our own roundup of TreeHugger favourites: Churches Chapel Converted to Residence by ZECC Architects ZECC Architects, beloved of their conversion of a water tower into a residence, are at it again with this conversion of a Dutch chapel into a single family residence. Record Houses: A Modest Little Reno Christopher Wren's Christ Church was bombed out in WW2 and is now a roofless rose garden; its tower survived and got into private hands. Church House, Kyloe, England in New York Times One we missed: "Ian Bottomley and his partner, Sally Onions, take in the sun in the graveyard of their home, a converted 1792 church." Church Converted into Bookshop Next: Water Towers, Caves and Bunkers

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.

Green Design Blog and Sustainable Living Information - IGreenSpot Beautiful Warehouse Conversion in Melbourne By Eric • Feb 14, 2011 • Selected Work Spotted on MBP, here is a completely renovated apartment located in a historic building in Melbourne, Australia. This three bedroom, two bathroom residence is on sale and according to the agent, “this superlative warehouse conversion in “Leicester House”, an historic 1880′s building, provides privacy and vast spaces. It features soaring warehouse ceilings, huge original arched timber windows, exposed red brick walls, imposing brick archways of 65 cm depth and high gloss timber floors. The exposed brick walls and the high concrete ceilings make this apartment feel like a loft. Sold! Photos courtesy of MDP Click any photo to see a larger image - Use buttons or j/k/arrow keys to navigate through the articles

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.

Cómo cortar botellas de vidrio ¿Cómo cortar una botella vidrio con un hilo? 1) Mojas un hilo de algodón alcohol 2) Atas el hilo alrededor de la botella a la medida que queres que se haga el corte, el hilo sobrante cortalo bien al ras del nudo (tene en cuenta que el corte se hace 1cm. por arriba de tu marca) 3) Encendes el hilo con encendedor (fijate de haberte lavado las manos y no tengas restos de alcohol) y dejas que se consuma todo el alcohol y que el hilo se ponga negro. 4) Sumergís inmediatamente la botella en un balde hondo lleno de agua fría (en forma invertida si lo que queres es usar la parte de abajo de la botella) la moves un poco, vas a un ruido y listo!... El cristal se cortará, debido al efecto del cambio de temperatura, por la línea donde estaba colocado el hilo. Para realizar una taza también se puede utilizar el pico de la botella, y se puede separar de la misma manera y luego pegar con algún pegamento fuerte que tengas: Taza realizada con botella Materiales: - Alcohol de 96º - Mechero o cerillas Bordes

earth-sheltered home Also known simply as an earth home, a dwelling that is partially or totally underground (see underground home) or that has earth berms around some or all of its exterior walls (see bermed earth-sheltered home). Earth-sheltered homes can be tailored to a wide range of climates and a variety of types of building sites – even flat ones. Combined with passive solar design, an earth-sheltered home can save tens of thousands of dollars in fuel bills over a lifetime. Earth-sheltered homes are comfortable, affordable and energy efficient. Advantages There are many advantages to earth-sheltered construction. Because earth covers part or all of their exterior, earth-sheltered houses require less outside maintenance, such as painting and cleaning gutters. Finally, earth-sheltered houses can cost less to insure because their design offers extra protection against high winds, hailstorms, and natural disasters such as tornados and hurricanes. Disadvantages Climate and topography Soil Groundwater level

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

Indoor Living Wall Planter These unique wall-mounted planters grow flowers, succulents, ferns and ivies indoors right on your living room wall. The plants grow in a planting grid, while a white cedar wood frame houses a watering tray on top that trickles water down to each pocket in the grid. All excess water is collected in a tray on the bottom. If you love nature and plants these wall-mounted planters and freestanding models are an easy way to add a breathtaking plant display to your home. These wall panters it is a very good idea, and you can have it for $160 from here.