Garden Hack: A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings This is one of those desperation is the mother of invention moments. I recently discovered that Mr. Foxypants had thrown out my seed-starting tray “to make room in the garage.” 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.
How To: Haunted House Silhouettes By Jeffery Rudell With some jobs, when you’re burned out it’s best to take a break, to get away from the office and focus on something else. With creativity, however, I’ve found the opposite helps: for me the only cure for burnout is more challenges rather than fewer. One such challenge came my way a few years ago, when I had an opportunity to decorate an entire house for Halloween. The homeowner had a strict $100 budget and insisted that nothing be attached to the house in a manner that would damage the exterior shingles. The place was newly purchased, and the homeowner had yet to install any window treatments beyond inexpensive paper “contractor blinds” on all of the windows.
Hugelkultur Hugelkultur (HOO-gul-culture) meaning hill culture or hill mound. Instead of putting those branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags by the curbside...build a hugel bed. Simply mound logs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper, manure, compost or whatever other biomass you have available, top with soil and plant your veggies. The advantages of a hugel bed are many: The gradual decay of wood is a consistent source of long-term nutrients for the plants. A large bed might give out a constant supply of nutrients for 20 years (or even longer if you use only hardwoods).
The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Hanging Herb Garden At some point near the middle of March, I always decide that I’m “done” with winter. The sweaters and jackets get pushed to the back of the closet, the flip flops come out, and I inevitably freeze my butt off for several weeks until the weather catches up with my warm-weather state of mind. Likewise, my cravings for fresh herbs and veggies are always a little ahead of the season. Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money and avoid buying too much at a time and letting most of it go to waste.
Gourmet Mushrooms: You Buy and Eat Them, Now GROW Them! - StumbleUpon We hope you have enjoyed some nice, juicy portobellos off the grill this summer or this mouthwatering dish. If not, get on it before colder days return! If you love mushrooms like me, then you always find a reason to treat yourself to them when you’re out shopping. Are you sitting down? Good, because what I am about to say may be a bit shocking. You can grow your own!
Planting Containers - Gardening - Gardening tips, questions, and more By Carol Stocker This is the time to plant your seasonal containers with annals. Anything that holds soil and has drainage holes in the bottom may be transformed into a container garden for terrestrial plants Bottle Drip Irrigation I prefer to have the bottle standing right-way-up as I think it looks nicer and it keeps debris out of the bottle thus keeping the holes from blocking. The materials: * 2 litre plastic soft-drink bottle or water bottle * Sharp small screwdriver, pointed hole-maker or drill The 30 Minute $6 Dress Tutorial Guest post by Rachael at Talk 2 the Trees. The perfect dress is hard to come by. I like my dresses to be cheap, and long enough.