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Planter DIY Water Reservoir (Dabbletree)

Planter DIY Water Reservoir (Dabbletree)
Keep your container garden happy and thriving on long hot days by installing a hidden water reservoir. All you need is an empty plastic bottle around the same height as your planter. It will be easier to start with a new planting than an established container. Cut. Using a craft knife, cut the bottom off a plastic bottle. Place. Plant. Water. As the plants grow, the bottle will become harder and harder to see, but you should still be able to easily fill it up as needed. If you're worried about mosquitos, just be careful not to over-water and you shouldn't have any problems. dwarf morning glories, crystal palace lobelias and yellow marigolds put on a spectacular show in mid summer DIY seed propagation heating mat A simple way to create a warm environment for seeds to sprout. Drying Herbs Turns out "making our own spices!" Related:  Garden IIjardinage3

How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse First off – you really can build this thing very cheaply, but to do so you have to recycle, freecycle, and scrounge. If you just go out and buy new everything it will probably cost over $200 – still not bad all in all.This Article is featured in Jan 2010 issue of Birds and Blooms Magazine!Want to find out if this thing works before you read all this? My $50 Greenhouse Welcome Stumbleupon Gardeners! Materials list Construction Steps Hind Sight – What I would do differently The planning is over and construction on my hoop house greenhouse has begun. After some research I’ve decided to build the structure of the hoop house out of 20 ft. joints of three quarter inch PVC plumbing pipe. My hoop house green house is going to be 11 feet wide and 15 feet long, and will be about seven and a half feet tall in the center. If your Greenhouse is too Flat it will collapse! You might be tempted to make your greenhouse wider and lower at this point to get more floor space out of it – but be careful. Thusly

Fairy garden Semis de noyaux : exemple avec la pêche En septembre, on peut encore déguster de très bons fruits. En particulier les variétés anciennes et tardives, comme les pêches de vigne. Ca tombe bien, ce sont celles qui se multiplient sans difficulté par semis du noyau. Pourquoi planter des noyaux ? D'abord parce que c'est é-co-no-mique ! Ensuite, parce que vous pouvez souhaiter avoir dans votre jardin une variété particulière, très goûteuse, mais dont vous ignorez le nom, ou qu'on ne trouve plus chez les producteurs, car sa commercialisation est abandonnée. Enfin, si vous êtes adepte des greffes, c'est aussi le moyen d'obtenir facilement des portes-greffes pour vos petits essais... Le semis... fidèle ou pas ? On parle de semis fidèle lorsque le jeune plant obtenu possède les mêmes caractéristiques que le pied mère. Quand procéder ? Il faut évidemment récupérer les noyaux des fruits que vous appréciez. Comment faire ? Enlevez soigneusement la pulpe qui entoure le noyau. Puis, laissez-le sécher à l'air libre une dizaine de jours.

Green Cleaning: 10 Simple Habits | ekwetzel Friendships are defined not by what you buy for the other person, but by how you act towards them. Therefore, it stands to reason that being environmentally friendly has more to do with our attitudes and habits of environmental stewardship than it has to do with the Seventh Generation or Method products we choose to purchase. Here are 10 simple green cleaning habits that have made a difference in my home life: Shoes Off – Take your shoes off at the door. Your shoes track in dust, dirt, puddle drops and a host of potential carpet stains. If you and your family get in the habit of taking your shoes off at the door, you will reduce the amount of dirtiness that you track into the house, so you will need to clean your floors less often. Use a Broom – Looking for the cheapest way to pick that dust and dirt off the floor? Get Essential – Freshen the air each time you go to the bathroom, with this handy trick. Rags Are Riches – Do you have old T-shirts and socks?

Soda Bottle Carrots: a Very Small Kitchen Garden | Your Small Kitchen Garden Seventeen days after I planted carrots in a sawed-off soda bottle, young carrot tops had sprouted on the windowsill in my basement. I encourage people who have little space that they can still grow small kitchen gardens. To that end, on May 1st I cut the top off of a two-liter soda bottle, filled the bottle with soil, and planted carrots in it. I described this project in a post titled Small Kitchen Garden Carrots in Containers. Mature Container Carrots After three months of growing, a carrot of nearly any variety should be mature. After three months of growth, my container carrots have pathetic tops. So, my container carrots—a variety that matures in 65 days—ought to be dropping seeds all over my deck. The good news is that those sickly-looking carrot tops protrude from very pronounced orange carrot shoulders. Pushing Plants When my container carrots started to look bad, I took some steps to pep them up: I pulled a carrot to provide a bit more space in the soil (I’d planted 11 seeds).

Jonny Anvil's Chicken Coop ~Jonny Anvil~ Well it's done, and I managed to get the tenants moved in and they are happy! With my latest additions of a quad of Black Orpingtons and my New Silver Laced Wyandottes I had decided to make them a brand new Coop all their own. Total Cost of materials $320.00 (Can) Now I guess I should mention that I live in the cold northern climate of Canada in the wonderful province of Alberta. Google Sketchup makes things easier when it comes to putting everything into perspective and trying to get an idea on materials needed. Click on this Link to Get the 3D Download with all the Specifications Materials List : 30 2x4's @8ft 7 sheets of 3/8 OSB 5 1x3's for corner trim and pop door 2 1x6 @ 10ft 4 1x6 @ 8ft (facia) 2 packs of Shingles "assorted hardware" Also for the Feeders: PVC Feeders 4 Feet of 2" pvc vacuum tubing 2 (45*) Connector Joints 2 (2") end plugs 2 (2") End Caps Also a 11" x 14" panel of plexiglass Numerous hinges, screws, nails and staples. Roosts

Origan : planter et cultiver l'origan L’origan est une plante aromatique vivace très mellifère . Son feuillage est de couleur vert foncé, jaune ou panaché. L'origan mesure entre 0,30 à 0,80 m de hauteur. En cuisine, ses fleurs et ses feuilles séchées sont utilisées pour parfumer les potages, les sauces, les pizzas, les légumes, les viandes, le gibier ou les ragoûts. C'est aussi une plante médicinale grâce à ses propriétés antiseptiques, antispasmodiques, apéritives, digestives, diurétiques et toniques. Bon à savoir : on confond souvent l'origan avec la marjolaine. Un peu d'histoire… L'origan fait partie de la famille des Lamiacées et est originaire d'Europe et d'Asie occidentale. Elle n'est apparue comme aromate qu'au XVIIe siècle en France et en Europe. Son nom viendrait du mélange des mots grecs oros (montagne) et ganeos (joie ou beauté). Semis et plantation de l'origan Où planter l'origan ? L'origan aime un sol léger , fertile, meuble, riche en humus, bien drainé même sec. Il apprécie une situation chaude et ensoleillée. Récolte

Growing herbs indoors It has been a surprisingly mild fall this year which was good for extending the gardening season. But sooner or later the winter cold will come and anything left without the protection of a cold frame will be frozen. But don't worry, when that time comes, there are a variety of plants that you can bring indoors to keep your inner gardener happy and keep you supplied with fresh herbs. Ideal conditions If you live in a well-insulated home that is usually kept at a reasonable temperature (ideally above 60 degrees) throughout the winter, then the easiest strategy for growing herbs indoors is to bring in already mature plants and place them on a sun-filled, south-facing windowsill for maximum sun exposure. Don't start from seed Starting plants from seed or seedlings in the late fall is also possible, but you are unlikely to succeed without the aid of grow lights. Use mature herbs Bring your outdoor, potted plants indoors when the weather gets cold. Pests Adjustment Watering Fertilizing

How to Start Apartment Vegetable Gardening | Small Space Gardening Live in an apartment and want to grow your own vegetable garden? You think that you don’t have the land, space or money to… …But you don’t have to have any land and don’t want to invest lots of money to be able to grow your own vegetables in your apartment. How can you start your own apartment vegetable garden and maximize your small space? Like this series? Everything that you are going to read here is from my own personal experiences from creating my fire escape and balcony gardens… …No need to worry. The articles use simple to understand language, instructions and explanations. Here are some articles to get you started: 7 Location Ideas for Apartment and Urban Gardens There are several options for spaces to start your apartment garden. How to Determine the Amount of Sunlight Your Garden Gets Figuring out how much sunlight your garden gets will help you to select what to grow. Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding What to Grow How to Make a Self-Watering Container for Less Than $5