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One Glassy Garden: Growing Herbs in Mason Jars

One Glassy Garden: Growing Herbs in Mason Jars
Forget the usual terracotta and (ugh!) plastic pots for container gardening. When you grow herbs in mason jars, you can have garden fresh ingredients on hand and also add some style to a sunny windowsill. Picture a row of mason jars filled with different herbs—basil, chives, parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary—dressing up your kitchen. With the right conditions—ample light and proper drainage—most herbs are extremely easy to grow, and growing them in mason jars is no different. 1. 2. 3. Finally, add some labels so you won’t forget what you planted! You diy, recycling junkies could also use pasta jars, pickle jars or whatever other glass container you come across for this project. image: B_Zedan Related:  noeldaviesUrban GardeningContainer Growing

Banksy’s Street Art Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. (source) This entry was posted on Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 10:59:44 AM and is filed under BLOG English, BLOG Japanese . OmegaGarden.com - Omega Gardens™: Industry Leading Hydroponics Designs for Indoor Gardening Strawberry Pallet Planter Over the past year I've come across scores of diy pallet projects, some of them intriguing and others not quite there yet but still having potential. One that I see time and again is the idea of using a single wooden pallet as a strawberry planter. Filled with soil and with plants inserted in the gaps they're usually leaned up against a wall but sometimes bolted on to keep from tumbling over. Still I was interested in the idea and with the gift of eight pristine wooden pallets, I started scouring the internet looking for alternative tutorials. First of all, choosing pallets for diy projects involves a bit of know-how. To help you find the right type of pallet for your project I've put together a diagram of what to look for when you spot one. For this project you will also need to look for a pallet that has six or nine planks making up its main surface. For this tutorial I've tried to use a series of photos to illustrate the various steps. You will need the following materials: Optional:

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80+ Beautiful Street Crimes done by BANKSY Asked about his technique, Banksy said: “I use whatever it takes. Sometimes that just means drawing a moustache on a girl’s face on some billboard, sometimes that means sweating for days over an intricate drawing. Efficiency is the key.” Oh, wait! Who is Banksy? Banksy is a quasi-anonymous English graffiti artist. He’s gone from a teenage tagger to a well-known artist making multi-million dollar art. Can I buy one? According to Wikipedia, Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti (why should anyone be interested in buying PHOTOS of graffiti in the first place?). Technique He mentions in his book, ‘Wall and Piece‘, that as he was starting to do graffiti that he was always too slow and was either caught or could never finish the art in the one sitting. Enough of the theory, I’m sure most of you know more about him and will share it in the comment section. (Sources: banksy.co.uk | Wikipedia | www.briansewell.com | boredpanda| weburbanist.com |timesonline.co.uk) Washing Stream Roller Warden

Urban Agriculture: A Guide to Container Gardens A Guide to Container Gardens With inexpensive containers and suitable soil mix,you can create an urban garden virtually anywhere - on roof tops,vacant city lots, borwn fields, and unused portion of parking lots Job S. Ebenezer, Ph.D.President, Technology for the Poor, 877 PELHAM COURT, WESTERVILLE, OHIO - 43081technologyforthepoor@yahoo.com It is estimated that by 2030 AD nearly 50% of the world’s population may live in urban areas. Due to the recent terrorist attacks, food security and safety are seriously compromised. Migration from rural areas also brings into the urban areas many persons with very little formal education. Urban agriculture has the potential for creating micro-enterprises that can be owned and operated by the community members without too much of initial capital. Urban farming is not new. A few decades ago ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organization) in Fort Myers, Florida, has introduced container garden techniques for impoverished counties like Haiti.

Container Gardening Vegetable - Lettuce is the Perfect Container Gardening Vegetable I love growing lettuce. It's fast, easy and is the perfect container gardening vegetable. One advantage of growing lettuce in a container garden is that it easier to protect it from pests. I've had too many lettuce plants devoured before I get a chance to eat them. I put my lettuce container gardens up on tables or chairs to protect them from the legions of woodchucks, squirrels and bunnies that love to feast on my lettuce. You can grow lettuce in almost any container, as long as it has good drainage. You do have to be careful with any metal container, in the blistering hot sun because they can get hot and cook your plants root system. Here's what you need to make a lettuce container garden in a colander: SunColanderPotting soilPlastic window screeningFertilizerLettuce seed or seedlings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Great lettuces to try in container gardens: Black Seeded Simpson (heat tolerant)Simpson Elite (heat tolerant)Tropicana (heat tolerant)Elegance Seed Mix, from Johnny's SeedsMesclun mixes

Common Spicebush Look for spicebushes in damp, partially shaded, rich woodlands, on mountains' lower slopes, in thickets, and along stream banks, throughout the Eastern United States, except the northernmost regions. Pioneers knew that this was good soil for farms, with moist, fertile soil. The berries, which taste a little like allspice, are an irreplaceable seasoning for me. Rinse them, pat them dry, and chop them in a blender or spice grinder. If you have neither, put them under a towel and crush them with a hammer. Since spiceberries are ripe in apple season, they often find themselves in the same pot. To store long-range, donít dry the berries. Collect the twigs year-round for teas, or use the leaves from mid spring to fall. Pioneers called this plant fever bush because a strong bark decoction makes you sweat, activating the immune system and expelling toxins. The Indians used a spiceberry infusion for coughs, colds, delayed menstruation, croup, and measles.

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Vertical Gardening Tips - Organic Gardening A few years back I was leading an old friend through my garden, all the while bemoaning my lack of growing space, when he suddenly interrupted me and asked, "Why do people build skyscrapers?" What this had to do with my overcrowded garden, I hadn't a clue. "So they can cram a lot of people into a place without using up much ground room?" "Exactly. My friend was right. One more thing: Most bush varieties were bred from climbing ones, and many growers think the original climbing cultivars have better, old-fashioned flavor. Of course, short varieties do offer some conveniences. Best Trellis Supports For plants to grow up a trellis or other support, you first have to build it. Some common supports are wood posts, metal stakes and thick-walled rigid PVC pipe. Don't forget bamboo. Steel posts are less aesthetic than wooden ones but are quicker to install and move. Thick-walled rigid PVC pipe makes solid end or corner posts when buried two feet deep. Using Netting in Vertical Gardening

Vegetable Gardening in Containers If you don't have space for a vegetable garden, consider raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A windowsill, patio, balcony, or doorstep can provide sufficient space for a productive container garden. Problems with soil-borne diseases, nematodes, or poor soil can also be overcome by switching to container gardening. Grow vegetables that take up little space, such as carrots, radishes, and lettuce, or crops that bear fruits over a period of time, such as tomatoes and peppers, for best use of space and containers. The amount of sunlight your container garden receives determines what crops can be grown. Container gardening lends itself to attractive plantscaping. Containers There are many possible containers for gardening. Some gardeners have built vertical planters out of wood lattice work lined with black plastic and filled with a lightweight soil mix; or out of welded wire shaped into cylinders lined with sphagnum moss. Potting Soil (Media) Planting Watering

Granny Woman Ozark Herbs 10 false facts most people think are true Up until the late 16th century, everyone "knew" that the sun and planets revolved around the Earth. Up until the late 19th century, epidemic illnesses such as cholera and the plague were "known" to be caused by a poisonous mist filled with particles from rotting things. Up until the early 20th century, the most common procedure performed by surgeons for thousands of years was bloodletting, because we "knew" that blood drained from the body balanced the whacky humors responsible for poor health. Well alrighty then. But as misinformed as all that may sound now, our predecessors believed these "facts" with the same certainty that we believe that the Earth is round and hot fudge sundaes make us fat. Living in a time of such dazzling science and technology, we stand firmly behind our beliefs … even if so much of what we think we know to be correct is actually wrong. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. MNN tease photo of Viking: Shutterstock

Re-Growing Green Onions: Grow Your Scallions Back on Your Windowsill Previous image Next image See these green and perky scallions? They weren't so perky a week ago. In fact, they were chopped down to their roots. • Read more: Wordless Wednesday - Regrowth at Homemade Serenity ...there were no words, and the picture didn't need any. I chopped off some scallions and stuck them root-down in a Mason jar above my sink. To my surprise, these grew fast. It might not work a second time; I am not sure how long you can keep regrowing these things. Have you ever tried this? Related: • How To Grow Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts: Part One• How To Grow Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts: Part Two (Images: Faith Durand)

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