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Top 10 Best DIY Garden Ideas

Top 10 Best DIY Garden Ideas
by Magda Knight Indoor plant art. Urban and guerilla gardening. Upcycling plant containers. 1. Photo: Eco Village International Network Turning a shoe organizer into a vertical herb garden is a clever idea. 2. Photo and moss graffiti recipe: Yababoon Make like UK artist Anna Garforth. 3. Photo: Duitang While it's much easier to make vases with plastic bottles, glass is just... nicer. 4. Photo: Greenaid Seed bombs are a guerilla gardening technique. 5. Photo: Squidoo The classic used container is, of course, an upcycled enamel bath, sink or toilet. 6. Photo: Simply Albany Stick to succulents when you make a mason jar wall plant. 7. Photo and frame tutorial: Boys Life You can make this compact vegetable garden from scratch, and plant as you harvest to ensure a small space ends up being very productive. 8. Photo: Reckless Abandon Do you like to cook with green onions / scallions? 9. Photo: Slug and Squirrel Though not easy, a terrarium is worth the love and effort applied. 10. Photo: Ecosalon Related:  Garden

window farm « Cranberry Compost & Gardening Blog More Fun Garden Projects June 13, 2011 cranpup Container Garden, Farming, flower, Flowers, Garden Decor, Garden Design, Garden Projects, Garden Tools, Gardening, Hydroponics, landscaping, vegetable gardening, vertical garden, Window Farm cucumber, design, farm, farming, flowers, garden, greenhouse, grow, herbs, hydroponics, irrigation, landscaping, pvc, sprinklers, trellis, vegetables, vertical garden, window farm I found something pretty cool yesterday. Planting a garden in a 4 inch PVC pipe. Build a greenhouse frame using PVC. Build grow rack shelves for starting your plants. Make a nice sprinkler stand for your garden. Build a net house for your plants Make your own hydroponic garden. Build this beautiful cucumber trellis. Window Farming April 16, 2011 cranpup Farming, Gardening, Window Farm farming, garden, gardening, grow, window farm Window Farming Buckle your seatbelt and hang on, cause this one is just too cool! This looks like the kind of thing to have fun with.

Grow The Easiest Garden on Earth Drip Irrigation Kit 40 Dripper | Easy Watering Product Rating: In stock Here at Easy Watering we have put our wealth of knowledge on the subject of drip irrigation systems to good use and bring you the perfect pack to get you started with installing a watering system for yourself. Let us present the Drip Irrigation Kit 40 Dripper, a comprehensive kit that includes all the parts needed to get a drip system of your own set up quickly and easily. Once installed, this kit will save you both a lot of time and a lot of water compared to using a hose pipe. This kit comes with everything required to water up to 40 plant containers or 20 metres of hedging and can be easily extended if you so wish. You can also automatically control this watering system by adding a watering timer, which can be purchased separately. Product Summary This kit can provide precise watering for: 40 Small containers 20 Large containers 20m of Hedge 10m x 2m of Border Please see Technical Specification for a full list of components Technical Specification

Vertical Gardens Permaculture Courses by Frank Gapinski Making use of vertical wall space located in a sunny spot is a great way to grow your garden. In fact you don’t need pumps or complicated equipment to start growing your own vegetable garden. As long as you have a consistent amount of sunshine of around 6 hours per day and a collection of plastic drink containers and some ingenuity you can create a mini vegetable garden and have it self-water the system. Easy Vertical Bottle Garden All you need is a small amount of vertical space around a balcony or an open window which can hang or store a vertical array of drink bottles that can grow all your herbs and lettuce easily. Drill a hole through each screw-on bottle top lid so that water can drip from one bottle down to the next. Cut the base of the second bottle so the neck of the first bottle can funnel into the second bottle. An opening in the bottle for the seedling to grow through can be easily cut out with a serrated knife or a sharp pair of scissors.

Homesteading Part 2: High Desert Gardening Our food supply has been corrupted. It seems that every few weeks there is yet another report of e-coli in our beef, salmonella in our peanut butter, or melamine in baby formula. Did you know that almost all corn, rice, and wheat grown in this country has been genetically modified (GMO)? So have many of our fruits and vegetables. Most European countries have banned GMO foods and yet our cows, chickens, and pigs are fed these GMO grains (and so are we!). High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is in just about everything. Okay, enough doom and gloom. We made a discovery on our land. Where there's a problem, there's a solution! We built the boxes with salvaged lumber that was about to be burned at a nearby lumber yard. Arizona still operates under the open range laws of the 1800's. Now, anyone who has ever grown tomatoes knows about horn worms. Waste not... save those vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, egg shells, and clippings from the garden or lawn! What can you grow in the high desert?

How to make your own container with water reservoir Using old recycling boxes and pvc piping Step by step instructions All ready to plant…. and the perfect size for growing squash, potatoes, vine tomatoes, runner beans or any other large, hungry vegetable crop. In this post you’ll learn how to make a long lasting, high performance container with water reservoir. Level of difficulty: moderate Water reservoirs make watering easier and dramatically improve yields. You can add reservoirs in various ways. Old recycling boxes are perfect for this project because: They are large (usually 40 – 55 litres), ideal for hungry vegetables like squash, tomatoes or potatoes. The main drawback of recycling boxes is what they look like – see below for ideas on how to make them more attractive. To make one self watering container you need: And the following tools: Collecting together the materials and tools. 1. One of your boxes will become the water reservoir. Left: recycling bins usually have holes in the corners. 2.Make your wicking feet 3. 4. 5. 6. Finished! 7.

Windowfarm | starter permaculture So I’ll be the first to admit that I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m fully shooting from the hip on most of my endeavors as far as gardening is concerned and because of that, I fully expect to make lots of mistakes. To try and minimize my losses though, I’m hitching my bets as much as possible. I’ll be using at least three different techniques to start my seeds this season with hopes that at least one will work well. seed starting tray I purchased a coconut husk seed starting tray from Plantation Garden Centre (very nice people, please support them if you need anything) in the NW of Calgary, and yesterday I used the whole thing to plant basil, thyme, lavender, 4 types of tomatoes, parsley and cilantro. I also purchased a grow light from a local hydroponics store called Quick Grow (also very nice people and really helpful), and I figured out that under my desk is the perfect spot to start seeds. Picture below: Planting seeds After mounting the light, I put the seed tray under there. Caleb

Organic Gardening in the High Desert — This year we've been spending a lot of time focused on gardening and have hopes of growing most of, if not all of our own organic produce at some point in the future. For now, we work alongside our neighbors, the Avalon's, in their well established desert garden. From what I've seen over the past few years, gardening outdoors in the high desert requires patience, attention to detail and even over-engineering to navigate the extreme elements and tenacious pests. Aside from extreme temperatures our gardens must be prepared to withstand fierce winds, minimal rain fall and hail storms, as well as pack rats, rabbits, antelope and free-range cattle. Vegetable Gardening Before we began work this spring, the outdoor vegetable garden consisted of 7 framed beds enclosed with rabbit mesh, 2 long, raised beds made from cider block, and a large in ground bed suitable for melons, gourds, squash and cucumbers. Second, we tilled an additional vegetable bed inside the garden fence. Vegetable Varieties

Vegetable Garden planting guides - Gardeners Calendar Inside Peek at O’Hare Airport’s Vertical Farm January 23, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Photo: Future Growing After traveling a lot for the majority of my career, airport delays are usually not something I get excited about. However, a recent (cancelled) trip from Columbus, Ohio to my home in Chicago (and a resulting wait for delayed luggage) gave me the opportunity to visit the new urban garden in O’Hare Airport. Photo: LaManda Joy Set in a seemingly unused nook of the G Terminal, a mezzanine space has been transformed into a high-tech urban garden. Photo: Future Growing The genius behind the O’Hare installation is Future Growing LLC, the same company responsible for the amazing rooftop garden that fuels the kitchens of New York City restaurant, Bell, Book and Candle, where I dined on a recent visit to that city. A series of vertical PVC towers with high-powered (“wear your sunglasses” high-powered) lights grow a variety of herbs, greens, edible flowers and a few tomato plants. Photo: LaManda Joy

The Quest for Sustainable Living — watering How to make free self-watering containers for rooting tomato cuttings Hardening off Six days after being potted and resting in the shade on the porch, the cutting is now officially a tomato plant complete with a bloom. It's time to harden it off by placing it in direct sun for a few hours a day over the next several days. If the cutting is blooming, pinch the blossom off. Ready to transplant After a full day in the sun yesterday with no wilting, my cherry tomato cutting is hardened off and ready for the garden. I'm ready to start another cutting! Learn more The advantages to using this self-watering container method are three-fold. Go get your hands dirty!

How to Go Green this Winter with DIY Free Heating This winter, say goodbye to excessive heating bills and hello to free heating. Whether you choose to build a personal heater, heat your electric car, or heat your entire home, we’ve got the projects for you Free Heat Method #1: Heat your home using pop cans and plexiglass. The video above displays a commercial manufacturer of this technique, but you can easily do it yourself. “Take 240 empty pop or beer cans and paint ‘em black. Build a plexiglass box, put 15 columns of 16 cans each inside. Heat Method #2: The Handheld Heater/Air Conditioner Using what’s called a Peltier plate, an object that gets extremely cold on one side, while extremely hot on the other, you can build your own, personal heating/cooling device. Heat Method #3: Heating an Electric Vehicle Take that old toaster that won’t stay down, hack it, and run your new DIY heater on 12v from the car.