How to Build PVC Hydroponic System - Complete Parts List DIY Greenhouse 200 Dollar Homemade Solar Gardening towards Self Sufficiency Do It Yourself Organic 4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel Container gardening isn't only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don't even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they're done, just tip the container over! After extensive research to plan my own potatoes-in-a-barrel, I've boiled all of the recommendations down to 4 simple steps to a winning potato harvest. 1. Select and prepare a container You'll need to pick out a container such as a 50-gallon trash barrel or one of those half whiskey barrel planters. Good drainage is critical for the cultivation of healthy potatoes so you'll want to cut or drill a series of large drainage holes in the bottom and bottom sides of your container. 2. 3. 4. Other tips to grow bushels of barrel potatoes More gardening tips
15 foods you can regrow from scraps! Contact us 15 foods you can regrow from scraps! Posted on June 5, 2013 by admin via: The Healthy Hybrid Various plants (in no particular order) that you can regrow from the food you already have! Woot! Way to reuse and recycle! Apples- Tomatoes- Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes- Green Onions- Leeks- same technique as green onions Carrot Tops- Pineapple- Romaine Lettuce- Same technique as celery Cabbage- Same technique as celery Celery- Pumpkin- cool storage without electricity bottle irrigator for plants DIY herb pyramid live off your backyard teach a man... DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden A couple of week ago I did a post on some YUMMY Herb Butter I made to go on corn on the cob (or just about any other savory side!) Ever since we finished it, I’ve been craving more! The only thing stopping me from making it is going to the store and buying the fresh herbs. I really hate those packages of herbs they sell in the produce department. They are WAY overpriced and the herbs are only SEMI-fresh. Plus, you end up with WAY more than you need for one recipe. So when I saw this simple idea from Dimples & Pigtales (how cute is that name!?) And that’s really all you need! Although it’s a bit redundant to give you “directions” on how to make your own window sill herb garden (since I basically just did), here is a quick step-by-step with photos to make it SUPER simple. What you will need: 6 mason jars (I used 3 quart sized and 3 pint sized, just for fun)enough potting soil to fill all your jarsvarious herb seeds (choose your favorites!) Cover lightly with more soil.