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Do-It-Yourself Soil Test - How to Test Soil Acidity/Alkalinity without a Test Kit

Do-It-Yourself Soil Test - How to Test Soil Acidity/Alkalinity without a Test Kit
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit. Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 15 minutes or less Here's How: Scoop some soil into a container. Then, add a half-cup of vinegar. Tips: If you want a precise pH measurement, get a soil test kit from your local university extension office or home improvements store.Soil amendment takes time, so make small changes and wait for them to take hold, before making further amendments. What You Need A soil sampleVinegarBaking sodaWater2 sample containers

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Although I am not a farmer now, I do hope to be someday Chad Nordlum completed the Beginning Alaskan Growers School in 2011, the Advanced Alaskan Growers School in 2012 by distance using teleconference and printed materials. Chad plans to attend the 5-day Alaskan Growers School Experiential Learning Course at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center near Fairbanks, Alaska in July of 2012. "I am not a farmer. Martha Stewart Home & Garden As anyone who has snorkeled can attest, the cool aquamarine light underwater casts an enchanted glow on everything in its domain. Perhaps this explains the allure of water gardens. Small freshwater gardens are fun to create and simple to care for. And all you need are a few floating or submerged greens in a vintage aquarium, an apothecary jar, or a sleek glass cylinder. You'll find appropriate containers at antiques shops, garden centers, or in your own cupboards. Aquarium suppliers and specialty nurseries sell a variety of suitable plants.

Make Your Own Alchemy / Prepping, Planting and Harvesting Does “black gold” make you think of “Texas Tea,” or that three-letter-word, oil? If you’re a gardener, they don’t. For us, black gold can only mean one thing: compost. A good compost pile is your soil’s dearest friend. You may think compost building is complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. Laundry to Landscape Graywater Systems; Design and Parts Complete information from the original inventors by Art Ludwig We originated the Laundry to Landscape Greywater System and published it unpatented into the public domain in 2008 for the good of all.

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Branched drain with exposed pipes Goals: To reduce water use and grow fruit. Site description: The plumbing from the shower is exposed in the unfinished laundry room downstairs. There is enough height to travel outside to the landscape. The yard is already planted with fruit trees, fruiting vines, and veggie beds. Fixtures and output: One shower that is used for about 10 minutes per day (2.5 gallons/minute X 10 min= 25 gallons).