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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:  jardinage3

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?

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

Our Rocket Stove Editor’s note: we have a new design for a portable rocket stove here. Low-tech is the new high-tech, and the best example of the low-tech revolution is the miraculous rocket stove–a stove that makes it possible to cook with small twigs–no logs needed! Best of all rocket stoves are easy to build. We liked the idea so much that we decided to build a permanent one just off our back deck for entertaining and as a backup to our gas stove should an emergency take out our utilities. The rocket stove was developed for use in poor nations where wood used for cooking has led to the vast, wholesale, deforestation of large swaths of the earth’s surface. Before we built the rocket stove we considered making a cob oven, a mud domed wood fired oven in which you can cook bread and pizza. Staring at the bricks we had scavenged to build the base of cob oven, we realized that we could re-purpose them for a permanent backyard rocket stove that we would actually use. Here’s the materials we used:

Planter les plantes aromatiques Reconnues pour leurs qualités aromatiques et médicinales, ces herbes ont été adoptées par l’Homme depuis des millénaires. Chaque plante a son histoire, allant du basilic, plante Royale, à la lavande, qui parfume l'haleine pour recouvrir l’odeur de l’alcool, en passant par le safran, utilisé par Cléopâtre pour ses vertus cosmétiques et colorantes. Parmi les plantes aromatiques les plus connues, on peut citer pêle-mêle : l’aneth, l’anis, le basilic, la camomille, le cerfeuil, la ciboulette, la coriandre, l’estragon, le fenouil, le laurier, la lavande, la menthe, le persil, la pimprenelle, le réglisse, le safran, la sarriette, la sauge, le serpolet, le romarin et le thym.Vous pouvez cultiver différentes aromatiques dans un même contenant, tant soit peu que celles-ci aient les mêmes exigences de terre et d’arrosage. Les conditions de culture varient totalement d'une plante aromatique à l'autre, ce tableau vous aidera à vous y retrouver !

Using egg shells in the garden We have 3 chickens. We also have 6 people who live in our collective household, so we tend to go through a fair amount of eggs every week. Whole or cracked egg shells generally do not compost well. When we harvest our worm bin we often notice a few things like egg shells, seeds/pits, & avocado skins still in tact. We've tried to start seeds in egg shells but the plants always seem to get root bound way too quickly so I don't recommend doing it. Always looking for diy hacks, Dan & I did a little research and found some great ways to use up those egg shells and actually get some benefit from it as well. Here are a few tricks for using egg shells to help improve your garden: -Deter slugs, snails, and cutworms. - Put lightly broken egg shells (roughly half pieces) in the bottom of plant pots instead of rocks for drainage.

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