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. How To Grow Green Onions Ok, so the first thing that needs to be said about this tip/trick is that it 100% works. The second thing to mention about regrowing your own scallion indoors is that it fricken smells awful! ***Quick Update*** (So I have been growing the onions now for over a month and I'm on my 4th cutting. They just keep growing and the smell doesn't seem to be as bad.
Container Homes Container Homes Approximately 30 million steel shipping containers are in existence, filled and floating, or standing about empty in a port. Eight feet wide by 8.5 feet high, and either 20 or 40 feet long, the steel shipping container has been the globally standardized transportation module since 1956. Costs of shipping empty containers back to their origin are high, so oft times the containers sit unused in ports. If one lives near a port with abundant containers, then the energy required to transport the steel container to a local building site will be lower than an inland location, far from the port. But buyer beware, as that used container might have been sprayed with insecticides or fungicides inside, and coated with lead or heavy metal paints on the outside.
Propagating Rosemary Caroline and I have a dream of a rosemary hedge. It’s a long-term dream, because our growing season isn’t quiet long enough to make it happen very quickly. So we’ve taken the long view, and plotted out a five year plan to reach our goal. This is year one, the year for growing lots of rosemary in pots. Rather than buying a dozen or so expensive plants though, we opted to propagate our own from cuttings. Vegetable Gardens – tips for growing with kids Now that the bark has been laid, we’ve made one more major addition to our backyard natural play space. But don’t get too excited – I haven’t had a chance to snap any photos yet, which means I’m not quite ready for the big reveal (I know, I’m such a tease). In the meantime, though, I thought we’d take another look at gardening. Anything that encourages kids to grow things seems like an obvious addition to a natural play space. Last time we talked about play gardens, so this time around I wanted to highlight some of the kid-friendliest veggie gardens I’ve seen.
How To Grow A Kiwi Plant From Seed Kiwi is a fruit you can use in plenty of healthy recipes, from salads to desserts. Having this ingredient close by can prove very helpful when you need a quick dish but at the same time some fresh produce. If you think you are suitable for home gardening, learn how to grow a kiwi in the comfort of your house. From seed to fruit, we will show you what steps you need to take and what decisions to make. With a small container or even mug at your disposal, turning a simple kiwi fruit into a ripe kiwi tree is kind of an easy task.
No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel. As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil’s about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. All on a tiiiny little terrace. If you’re up to the challenge—and it really isn’t much of one—growing your own food can be so rewarding.
My Byrd House: Basil Pruning Tutorial ... Really! One of the tastiest treats from the garden has to be fresh pesto.You can get my recipe for fresh pesto here.With this goal in mind I planted some basil in my garden a couple of years ago. What a pretty little basil plant. I put it in my garden and watered it and weeded it and waited. This is what happened.