Instructables: exploring - living - green - green http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:53:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 How To Make A Plant Pot Out Of A Water Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Plant-Pot-Out-Of-A-Water-Bottle/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:27:55 PDT
Simple Recycled / Re-purposed Solar Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Recycled-Re-purposed-Solar-Phone-Charger/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:54:59 PDT
PET string cutter (string from plastic bottle) http://www.instructables.com/id/PET-string-cutter-string-from-plastic-bottle/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:54:21 PDT
Under $10 solar box cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-10-solar-box-cooker/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:50:10 PDT
Free solar box cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-solar-box-cooker/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:38:22 PDT
Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bottle-Mosquito-Trap/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:06:17 PDT
A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative cooler / non-electrical refrigerator) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Practical-Zeer-Pot-evaporative-cooler-non-electr/
A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative cooler / non-electrical refrigerator) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SMALL.jpg Berkana A zeer pot is an evaporative cooler used in rural Africa and the Middle East to keep vegetables fresh. They consist of two terra cotta pots, one nested inside the other, with the gap between them filled with wet sand. The sand serves as a thermal mass that helps keep the pot cold once it has cooled ...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:26:33 PDT
Recycle your soda pop into hanging planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-your-soda-pop-into-hanging-planter/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:36:55 PDT
Easy no mess mason jar beehive http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-no-mess-mason-jar-beehive/
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:04:41 PDT
DIY Flower Pot from can http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flower-Pot-from-can/
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:50:49 PDT
Save Heat & $'s - Reusable duct seals http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Heat-s-Reusable-duct-seals/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 22:40:26 PDT
Eco-Friendly Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-Friendly-Lamp/
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Sat, 3 May 2014 13:51:30 PDT
Happy Orchids micro-climate humidifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Happy-Orchids-micro-climate-humidifier/
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Thu, 1 May 2014 13:10:44 PDT
Save Money by Throwing Out Less Food http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Money-by-Throwing-Out-Less-Food/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:00:25 PDT
Circuit Board Guitar Strum http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Guitar-Strum/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/B7A1/HU6QAXGP/FOMB7A1HU6QAXGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/B7A1/HU6QAXGP/FOMB7A1HU6QAXGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/B7A1/HU6QAXGP/FOMB7A1HU6QAXGP.SMALL.jpg punpunguy First, you remove all the components on the circuit board, then you cut out a guitar pick shape out  then you sand it till the green comes off and also sand the edges. Done!
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:35:04 PDT
Self watering bin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-self-watering-bin/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:38:10 PDT
Guerrilla gardening - bombing style http://www.instructables.com/id/Guerrilla-Gardening-the-bombing-way/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:34:36 PDT
Wallet from fused plastic bags! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wallet-from-fused-plastic-bags/
Wallet from fused plastic bags! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/F6EN/HT7PBJY0/FGEF6ENHT7PBJY0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/F6EN/HT7PBJY0/FGEF6ENHT7PBJY0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/F6EN/HT7PBJY0/FGEF6ENHT7PBJY0.SMALL.jpg amandaggogo If you are anything like me, when you go shopping and that store has a particularly neat looking plastic bag, you save it in hopes of finding something cool to do with it eventually. Without further ado, lets get started on this. The things you will need are as follows: Several plastic bags (In my ...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:47:59 PDT
Does using grey water to water one’s plants affect their growth? http://www.instructables.com/id/Does-using-grey-water-to-water-ones-plants-affect-/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 21:54:40 PST
Create Your Own Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Terrarium/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/CD7F/HRPT1CQJ/FZECD7FHRPT1CQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/CD7F/HRPT1CQJ/FZECD7FHRPT1CQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/CD7F/HRPT1CQJ/FZECD7FHRPT1CQJ.SMALL.jpg dakota1301 Terrariums are easy to make with inexpensive or even free supplies. I personally save my old pasta jars and use those for my terrariums. Before you begin making your terrarium you'll need to find the following supplies: Small rocks around 1-2mm in diameter (can be found at pet shops or hobby ...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:09:51 PST
Planting With Orbeez http://www.instructables.com/id/Planting-With-Orbeez/
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:41:49 PST
Tomato Gardening - Seeds To the Fruit http://www.instructables.com/id/Tomato-Gardening-Seeds-To-the-Fruit/
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 13:47:18 PST
How to make a Lightbulb terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Lightbulb-terrarium/
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 04:08:40 PST
Recycling Bin sort and recycle your garbage http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-Bin-sort-and-recycle-your-garbage/
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 19:19:41 PDT
Bubble Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Bag/
Bubble Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/ITFN/HJKBV0ON/F36ITFNHJKBV0ON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/ITFN/HJKBV0ON/F36ITFNHJKBV0ON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/ITFN/HJKBV0ON/F36ITFNHJKBV0ON.SMALL.jpg nemalim This is a very easy project. All you need is some bubble sheet (I used 60 x 30 cm), something to make straps (I used a 146 cm strap), and a sewing machine. I guess it's possible to sew it by hand, but the machine is faster and easier. Enjoy! Design And Cut According to the piece of bubble sheet ...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 22:33:30 PDT
Vegetable Patch http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegetable-Patch/
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 14:22:03 PDT
Miniature Garden (For Beginners!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Garden-For-Beginners/
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:39:19 PDT
Upcycling Plastic Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycling-Plastic-Bags/
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:36:54 PDT
Build a Seed Sharing Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Seed-Sharing-Station/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/CJYC/HIW2RJV3/FHMCJYCHIW2RJV3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/CJYC/HIW2RJV3/FHMCJYCHIW2RJV3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/CJYC/HIW2RJV3/FHMCJYCHIW2RJV3.SMALL.jpg eatinginpublic The ancient practices of seed saving and sharing are currently under threat. Plants carefully cultivated by farmers the world over for millennia – skills and knowledge that belong to no one and everyone - are being claimed as "inventions" and patented by corporations with the support of national sta...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:45:24 PDT
How to make a Fun Flower Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Fun-Flower-Fence/
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:40:58 PDT
Theoretical wave action pump, making fresh water and electricity http://www.instructables.com/id/Theoretical-wave-action-pump-making-fresh-water-a/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/A21I/HHS9QDBH/FXLA21IHHS9QDBH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/A21I/HHS9QDBH/FXLA21IHHS9QDBH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/A21I/HHS9QDBH/FXLA21IHHS9QDBH.SMALL.jpg Graham L The theory: use wave action from the ocean to pump sea water uphill through a series of one way valves and reduced piping to a lipped dome reservoir, catching fresh water condensating inside the dome in the "lip", returning the sea water back to the ocean, thereby allowing hydro electric generation ...
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 06:45:05 PDT
Tiny Green Tea Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Green-Tea-Garden/
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:33:09 PDT
How to make a Bottle Building http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bottle-Building/
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:49:11 PDT
doritos bag problem http://www.instructables.com/id/doritos-bag-problem/
doritos bag problem - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/FWGP/HH2W3M3S/FH4FWGPHH2W3M3S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/FWGP/HH2W3M3S/FH4FWGPHH2W3M3S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/FWGP/HH2W3M3S/FH4FWGPHH2W3M3S.SMALL.jpg dandylionlimetree for our instructable we are making the doritos bag smaller so that we use less plastic get the materials 2 doritos bag 1 ruler 1 pair of scissors 1 stapler 1 calculator (optional)   measure the bag for the volume without popping the 1st bag form the doritos bag into a rectangular prism get th...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 06:20:27 PDT
Top & Bottom Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-Bottom-Planter/
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:54:41 PDT
The Color Coordinator http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Color-Coordinator/
The Color Coordinator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/ABGG/HH2VJNUW/FAFABGGHH2VJNUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/ABGG/HH2VJNUW/FAFABGGHH2VJNUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/ABGG/HH2VJNUW/FAFABGGHH2VJNUW.SMALL.jpg mrqsmathclass The "Color Coordinator" is an easy tool for teachers or kids to organize their colored pencils, markers and crayons in an environmentally friendly way. It is a cheap and simple way to help the environment by using materials you already have.    Step One:Gather Materials 1. 1/2 gallon milks carton...
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:00:14 PDT
Easiest green fertilizer for free http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-green-fertilizer-for-free/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/C6P5/HH2VJPQ9/F60C6P5HH2VJPQ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/C6P5/HH2VJPQ9/F60C6P5HH2VJPQ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/C6P5/HH2VJPQ9/F60C6P5HH2VJPQ9.SMALL.jpg Peter11235 The best "food" for plants are plants themselves! If they grow, they have to have the things they need (of course). Thats how it works in the nature: plants take nutrients from dirt, and then leaves (and sometimes whole trees) containing them fall to the ground and so the nutrients are back in the d...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 12:58:09 PDT
Small portable greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-portable-greenhouse/
Small portable greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/7GAF/HH2VL4EU/F5I7GAFHH2VL4EU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/7GAF/HH2VL4EU/F5I7GAFHH2VL4EU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/7GAF/HH2VL4EU/F5I7GAFHH2VL4EU.SMALL.jpg Peter11235 Have ever forgotten to water your plant and because of that it died? This will prevent such things from happening! History Firstly, I will tell you about the history behind it. In the XVII century rich people wanted to have exotic plants. But they was a problem: they often died during the transpo...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 09:27:06 PDT
Coconut Shell Jewelry Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Coconut-Shell-Jewelry-Box/
Coconut Shell Jewelry Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/MC57/HH2VKXLN/FTZMC57HH2VKXLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/MC57/HH2VKXLN/FTZMC57HH2VKXLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/MC57/HH2VKXLN/FTZMC57HH2VKXLN.SMALL.jpg Muhaiminah Faiz I'm into rustic crafting these days. I've made some rustic home decors for my mom, and this time I tried to make a coconut shell jewelry box. It's really easy to make and looks nice. I'm not very good in giving a smooth finishing touch, but I'm sure you can make one better than mines. To make it loo...
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Sat, 25 May 2013 01:37:20 PDT
DIY Rustic Home Decors http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rustic-Home-Decors/
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Wed, 22 May 2013 11:19:53 PDT
Snapple, Steel and Green Fire: Bride of Spirit Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Bride-of-Spirit-Lantern/
Snapple, Steel and Green Fire: Bride of Spirit Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/FGJZ/HHYLVLMR/F35FGJZHHYLVLMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/FGJZ/HHYLVLMR/F35FGJZHHYLVLMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/FGJZ/HHYLVLMR/F35FGJZHHYLVLMR.SMALL.jpg The Green Gentleman I'm entering this in the Green Challenge and the Epilog Challenge.  If you like what you see, please vote for me! My previous green fire instructable, The Spirit Lantern (Green Fire 2.0), was entertaining and educational to make, but it raised a couple of concerns: 1) A methanol flame is hot (from...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 06:53:20 PDT
Another Growing an Avocado (12 years in the making) http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Growing-an-Avocado-12-years-in-the-making/
Another Growing an Avocado (12 years in the making) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/ZSSR/HGJ4YJ1M/FNXZSSRHGJ4YJ1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/ZSSR/HGJ4YJ1M/FNXZSSRHGJ4YJ1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/ZSSR/HGJ4YJ1M/FNXZSSRHGJ4YJ1M.SMALL.jpg sdbigguy This is another how to grow an avocado from a pit. This INSTRUCTABLE is a little different in that it shows this process through to the end. That is also why it took about 12 years to out it together. Just a little about me to set the stage. I finally settled in San Diego after spending 20 years in...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 12:01:50 PDT
Super easy natural fertilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-easy-natural-fertilizer/
Super easy natural fertilizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/61AN/HFPTJP6K/F8161ANHFPTJP6K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/61AN/HFPTJP6K/F8161ANHFPTJP6K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/61AN/HFPTJP6K/F8161ANHFPTJP6K.SMALL.jpg Peter11235 No, I don't mean dung :-). I mean the tea leftovers. When you make tea, don't throw away those leaves/leaf parts on the bottom of your cup. Use them to help your plants grow (You can also use the tea itself-I will tell you how in a moment). Its also green because you use thing otherwise considered a...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 07:26:19 PDT
DIY Craft Storage Container (From Old SuitCase) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Craft-Storage-Container-From-Old-SuitCase/
DIY Craft Storage Container (From Old SuitCase) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/AZMW/HFSHVDPR/FFOAZMWHFSHVDPR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/AZMW/HFSHVDPR/FFOAZMWHFSHVDPR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/AZMW/HFSHVDPR/FFOAZMWHFSHVDPR.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker This project is constructed like my project I posted last December ( DIY Holiday Storage Container From Suitcases ) the difference is what it is used for. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Holiday-Storage-Container-From-Suitcases/  My grand children's Parents thought this would make a great storag...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:33:11 PDT
DIY humidity dome for seedlings http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-humidity-dome-for-seedlings/
DIY humidity dome for seedlings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/I83C/HFPTI76X/FXUI83CHFPTI76X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/I83C/HFPTI76X/FXUI83CHFPTI76X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/I83C/HFPTI76X/FXUI83CHFPTI76X.SMALL.jpg pudi.dk When sprouting seeds or rooting clones it's a good idea keep them in a place with warm and humid air(~20-25°C / 68-77 °F). This is where a humidity dome comes in. Putting the seeds or clones in a Jiffy pot or a Rockwool cube and then filling bottom with water will create a humid climate perfect for ...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:55:22 PDT
Bio-plastic http://www.instructables.com/id/Bio-plastic/
Bio-plastic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/H9D9/HFPTF5XU/FGOH9D9HFPTF5XU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/H9D9/HFPTF5XU/FGOH9D9HFPTF5XU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/H9D9/HFPTF5XU/FGOH9D9HFPTF5XU.SMALL.jpg rolfskylark Bio-plastic is a simple project that can be done in a matter of hours with household objects Materials List Tools needed: -Hot plate/stove -Cooking pot (a non-stick surface works best) -Silicon spatula -Non-stick silicon mat or aluminum foil -Tablespoon -Teaspoon *Graduated cylinder (at least 10...
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 23:27:28 PDT
Solar Shrub II http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Shrub-II/
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:09:32 PDT
Grow a "tiny" balcony food garden! http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-a-tiny-balcony-food-garden/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/9FP9/GQBCIJLM/FR69FP9GQBCIJLM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/9FP9/GQBCIJLM/FR69FP9GQBCIJLM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/9FP9/GQBCIJLM/FR69FP9GQBCIJLM.SMALL.jpg Totysheep Grow food in every small space you have! Plants WANT to grow for you, all they need is any container with potting soil water and love! This is an example of how my garden grew in 2011.
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:13:46 PDT
Recycled Garden Hose Basket http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Water-Hose-Basket/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/1DEF/HBXWRFOI/FSI1DEFHBXWRFOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/1DEF/HBXWRFOI/FSI1DEFHBXWRFOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/1DEF/HBXWRFOI/FSI1DEFHBXWRFOI.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts The background story of this hose basket is one of DETERMINATION.  Really.  I had to finish this project.  Maybe some of you can relate.... It started out as a Pinterest pin, such a cool idea to reuse an old (or new I suppose) garden hose that would have ended up in the landfill. The pin ended up b...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:53:16 PST
WIND GeN http://www.instructables.com/id/WIND-GeN/
WIND GeN - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/8C61/H5E9JS06/F3P8C61H5E9JS06.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/8C61/H5E9JS06/F3P8C61H5E9JS06.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/8C61/H5E9JS06/F3P8C61H5E9JS06.SMALL.jpg abhishek123 INTRODUCTION :This is my first instructable so please be polite in the comments section Around three months ago my journey of making a light portable wind generator started.I had to experience several failures  but still i at last managed to make one named the WINDGeN(.initially i started with dc mo...
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