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Homemade pH Indicator – DIY Experiments

Homemade pH Indicator – DIY Experiments
Abstract Make your own homemade pH indicator! Red cabbage juice contains a pH indicator that exhibits a wide range of colours according to the acidity of the solution. This experimental contains in-depth scientific explanation of why certain compounds are coloured and how the colour change occurs. All materials and equipment can be found at home and are relatively safe to use. Introduction Organic compounds tend to be coloured when they contain an extensive conjugating system. The pigments responsible for the blues, reds and purples in many flowers, fruits and vegetables, are members of a subclass of flavonoids known as anthocyanins. Red cabbage contains one of these colour changing compounds and can be easily extracted using the following equipment. Materials and Equipment Red cabbageknifeboiling waterLarge bowlpipetsmall glasses (shot glasses are perfect)Samples to test Experimental Procedure Video The main topic of the following videos is on the pseudoscience of homeopathy. Pictures Related:  Garden IISoil

Garden Shed Plans - How to Build a Shed If you're like most homeowners, you know that there's no such thing as enough storage space. There's a limit, after all, to the things you can squirrel away in your basement and garage. What you really need is a garden shed--one large enough to house an arsenal of outdoor power tools while providing organized space for everything from rakes and shovels to fertilizer and fuel. There are two choices when it comes to building a wooden garden shed: You can buy a kit--and put up with the manufacturer's choice of materials and layout--or you can design a structure to suit your own particular needs and tastes. This approach may cost more and take longer, but it's the best way to get what you want. Click on link for high-resolution version of the plans.

A Better Way to Fertilize Your Garden: Homemade Organic Fertilizer - Organic Gardening Because my garden supplies about half of my family's yearly food intake, I do all I can to maximize my vegetables' nutritional quality. Based on considerable research and more than 30 years of vegetable growing, I have formulated a homemade garden fertilizer mix that works great in most food gardens. I call it Complete Organic Fertilizer, or COF. It is a potent, correctly balanced mixture composed entirely of natural substances. It's less expensive than similar commercially compounded organic fertilizers, and it's much better for your soil life than harsh synthetic chemical mixes. The use of COF plus regular, minimal additions of compost has a long track record of producing incredible results. Complete Organic Fertilizer To concoct COF measure out all materials by volume: that is, by the scoop, bucketful, jarful, etc. Seed meals and various kinds of lime are the most important ingredients (Read The Quick and Easy Guide to Homemade Organic Fertilizer for my basic fertilizer recipe).

Psoriasis~Leaky Gut~ACV~ Acidity~ph Balance We all know when something is inflamed. But, what about inflammation on the inside of our bodies? Internal inflammation can happen for a host of different reasons: high temperatures when cooking food, eating processed foods, sugar, trans fats, etc. But, what is an anti-inflammatory food? Often diseases such as diabetes, PCOS, excess weight gain, coronary heart disease and countless other illnesses can be contributed to the inflammation from various foods. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. These foods have been linked to obesity, increased risks of numerous diseases and even death in some cases. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. The Complete Guide to Sick Plants, pH and Pest troubles! Marijuana Garden Saver: AKA The Complete guide to Sick Plants,pH, and Pest troubles! I have put a lot of work into this for those who need it when I'm not around This thread has been updated 7/15/2010 All updates are in RED. Scroll down to the bottom for most of the updated stuff. If you need help please DO NOT post in this thread. Make a thread in the infirmary, or post in the link below if you need my help with something.Split From: The Complete Gude to Sick Plants,pH and Pest Troubles When you do post please give as much detailed information as possible to faster get your diagnosis. Questions provided by CannaGod from PLanetGanja and 10K from ICMAG *NOTE: Please Cut And Paste only the section that applies and add your response. How long has this problem been going on? HYDROPONICS/Aero Ponics/Coco/Soiless/ How long has this problem been going on? I have been doing a lot of research on sick plants and also helping out others a lot on sick plants! Nitrogen (N) Mobile Element and Macro Element

Beneficial Indigenous Organisms (BIM) - Effective Microorganisms (EM) from Gil A. Carandang ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lacto Bacilli One of the major workhorse beneficial indigenous microorganism used in natural farming is lacto bacilli. Spraying diluted solution of lactic acid bacteria serum to the plant and soil helps plant growth and makes them more healthy. Lactic acid bacteria is also known to produce enzymes and natural antibiotics aiding effective digestion and has antibacterial properties, including control of salmonella and e. coli. Here’s a simple method of collecting this type of microorganism. One of the popular beneficial microorganism innoculant sfrom Japan (EM) contains lactic acid bacteria as its major component, including photosynthetic bacteria, yeasts, actinomycetes and fermenting fungi. One technique in culturing other beneficial microorganism is getting them fro your local aged forest.

Detoxification Basic detox steps that you should know before you embark on any detox program. What is Detox? The word “de.tox” is short for the word ““. The term means “to eliminate poisonous or toxic substances from the body; or to neutralize the toxic effects, in order to allow healing to take place.” Our bodies detoxify naturally every day. In this Section, I cover the basics of detoxification. Read through before you embark on any detoxification. Detoxification Detox Basics Gastrointestinal Health Gastrointestinal tract (anatomy)Gastrointestinal healthIntestinal flora healthPoor eating habitsWhat is a healthy bowel movement? Liver Health Liver functions and anatomySymptoms of an impaired liverFoods for liver health Part 1 / Part 2Liver support foodsLiver and gallstonesLiver and gallstones flushLiver detox / liver flush / liver cleanseCoffee enema for liver detox Kidneys Health Kidneys functions and anatomySymptoms of kidneys diseasesKidney stonesKidney detox Lungs Health

Grow Your Own Chocolate By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter Around Valentine’s Day the worry of what to give that special person is throbbing in ones head. A nice dinner is always a great start to that special day dedicated to couples. Commercials show giving diamonds as a way of expressing ones love but I have another way that may take time but shows true commitment, love, and can address those cravings that we all have had some time in our lives. One may ask what could that be. Growing your own hyper-local chocolate is one way of showing how much you care for an individual. Chocolate mint is one plant that any individual can grow that smells and tastes like the name states, chocolate mint. The cocoa plant is a challenge to grow for even the seasoned gardener. To start this project of love, either purchase cocoa plants from a reputable tropical plant dealer or start with the beans. Before placing the lid on this second container make sure to add water to the bottom. Move the tree to a warm room away from direct sunlight.

Lacto Bacilli (Gil A. Carandang’s article) « Paper Bokashi Lacto Bacilli One of the major workhorse beneficial indigenous microorganism used in natural farming is lacto bacilli. This particular beneficial microorganism is popularly used in composting to specifically arrest foul odors associated with anaerobic decomposition. Lactic acid bacteria thrive and feed on the ammonia released in the decomposition normally associated with foul odors. So if you need to decompose or ferment wastes less foul odors, lactic acid bacteria is the specific bacteria to use. Its application in organic farming is enormous. Spraying diluted solution of lactic acid bacteria serum to the plant and soil helps plant growth and makes them more healthy. Lactic acid bacteria is also known to produce enzymes and natural antibiotics aiding effective digestion and has antibacterial properties, including control of salmonella and e. coli. Like this: Like Loading...

Naturally Flavored Water Say goodbye to soda, juice, and bottled water with these refreshing, healthy flavors! I'm keeping 2-3 flavors of this "spa water" in my fridge now, so I have a variety to motivate me to drink more water. I was a hardcore Dr. Simply water At the end of the day, regular old tap water--or at least a filtered version of it--seems to be the way to go. Aside from my morning coffee, I honestly forget to drink fluids throughout the day. Subtle flavor without sweetnessThese aren't sweet waters, so they'll be disappointing if that's what you're expecting. The KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach to Flavored WatersMy natural tendency is to go overboard and overcomplicate things, so I really have to fight that when I'm developing recipes. How to makeNaturally Flavored Water Supplies Needed: fruit -- whatever kind you like (except no bananas); make sure it's good and ripe for maximum sweetness and flavor. Fresh vs. frozen fruit. A variety of fresh herbs. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Here's the whole gang.

Planning Succession Crops Succession planting will allow you to plant several times throughout the growing season for a continuous supply of fresh vegetables. To plan succession crops you must know two things: • The number of weeks of growing season in your garden. The length of the growing season is the number weeks between the last frost in spring and the first frost in autumn. The local cooperative extension office can tell you the length of the growing season in your location or you can ask an experienced gardener at a nearby garden center. • The number of weeks each crop you wish to grow requires to germinate, grow, and reach harvestable size. So here is your succession cropping planning formula: Number of days to harvest for Crop 1 + Number of days to harvest for Crop 2 = Total number of days in the garden. One more note, growing seasons can be extended on either end by a few weeks with the use of season extenders: cloches, plastic tunnels, and cold frames. • Cabbage→ Green Onions→ Spinach • Kale → Cucumbers

Production Methods While none of the techniques listed below approach industrial scale, they are illustrative and engaging ways to make small amounts of charcoal for experimentation. In developing world scenarios, biochar will most likely be made in small amounts using simple techniques like these. Over time, vast areas of soil can be regenerated in places of the world where it is needed the most to ensure food security. If you'd like to contribute a design, please email us at The CarbonZero team has constructed a simple closed retort kiln using an insulated firebrick enclosure designed for a 200 liter steel barrel as a retort. Folke Gunther demonstrates how to construct and use a simple biochar kiln made from two metal barrels with ample images and explanations here. This article by Gary Gilmore contains a wealth of basic information for newcomers to charcoal making, and explains how to construct and use another simple two barrel kiln with a retort and afterburner here.

Diet & Dumbbells: Alkaline vs. Acid Foods - The 80-20 Ratio Most of us think of getting lean before getting healthy, and preserving muscle mass before eating vegetables. This mindset is leading to acidosis and bad eating habits. Alkaline Foods And Acid Foods - The 80-20 Ratio! Many of us get so caught up in eating to look good that we often forget to stick to the basics and focus on our health. Our typical mode of focusing on the outward physique and less on our insides tends to ruin most attempts for a stronger, leaner, healthier body. In order to keep your body functioning at its peak, you must make sure that all of the processes involved aren't overloaded with toxins and overwhelmed by bad lifestyle choices. It is funny how most of us get so frustrated when our bodies do not respond how we want them to when all we have to do is just listen to what the body needs. Alkalines And Acids - The Balance of Our Foods First the basics. Acidosis Protein And The Acid-Alkaline Balance Proteins and starches are acid, vegetables and fruits are alkaline.