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Summertime is perfect for spending time in the garden! Whether you're growing food and flowers or shrubs and trees, all plants need care, compost, water, and a bit of love to grow just right. We want to know everything about your garden, big or small - how you choose and care for plants, build a window box, take advantage of local conditions, construct an auto-watering system, or simply make your garden beautiful. Collect your best gardening skills, advice, creations, or tips and tricks, then put them in an Instructable for our Get in the Garden Contest and win an amazing indoor composter from NatureMill.

NatureMill brings composting to the home user. It is essentially a miniature in-vessel system. Waste is collected right where it is generated-in the kitchen. A computer controls the temperature, air flow, moisture, and mixing to accelerate the process and eliminate the backbreaking work. Everything is fully self contained in a modern, attractive container. Just a few square feet of floor space is required. No special plumbing or electrical connections are needed, other than a standard electrical outlet. There is no need to handle and transport the rotting material.

Best of all, NatureMill provides home gardeners with a source of rich, organic fertilizer. And there is something uniquely satisfying about witnessing the entire food chain: from the garden, to the dining table, and back to the garden again.

So, want to win a PRO model of the NatureMill composter and start making compost from your household scraps? Then share your gardening knowledge and help out all the other people out there who are still working on their green thumbs. As usual, we interpret the theme broadly - no matter the size of your garden, if it involves anything green and growing we want to see it!

International entries are OK, but grand prize can only be shipped within the U.S.
Multiple entries are also OK, but entrants can only win one prize.


Grand Prize
Compost your food scraps easily with the Nature Mill PRO Edition.

Also, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize
Leatherman Hybrid Gardening Multitool to solve all your gardening problems.

Also, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner Up
Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: June 3, 2009 AM PST
Deadline for entries: July 20, 2009 11:59 PM PST

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bosherston6 years ago
Great Sott! It looks like judging ends before it even begins, we haven't a hope in hell - dammit. >leaps out of window< ( I guess that's meant to read the 30th? )
I didn't know you can enter something that goes outside, but not necessarily in the garden.(7 foot Axial Flux Wind Turbine)
There's no connection to any plants though. Lots of things go outside, just not necessarily in the garden.
Quick question, how is the 7 foot Axial Flux Wind Turbine connected to the garden or plants? It's just "green."
Ah. Didn't realize it was in. Don't know why it was accepted, but it's out now.
bosherston6 years ago
So is it open to humanity at large, or just the US?
Worldwide, but the grand prize can only be shipped in the US.
Ok, thanks, Just for clarification - in the unlikely event I was to win the grand prize could I donate it to my good friend in the US?
can i enter (brazilian) ? ? ?
Just published one to the contest on how to kill weeds. it s cheap easy to do and natural. Check it out!
sir_h_c6 years ago
this seems a little late. My garden is already all planted and good to go. now i have to come up with something new!
You can still do an Instructable that shows what techniques you're using even if you've already started.
I might cry.
I feel your pain man.. Cries also.
I'll have to make the idea I had last night, i guess.
Can I use a slideshow instead of a full sized 'ible as my hydroponics setup is almost done?
Gorfram6 years ago
Waaah-Hooody!!!! :) :) :) I'm off to get my earthworms all spiffed up & ready for their photo session...