Instructables: exploring - gardening - garden - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:28:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 Creative Container Gardens http://www.instructables.com/id/Creative-Container-Gardens/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/YGOG/GLL5058L/FK4YGOGGLL5058L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/YGOG/GLL5058L/FK4YGOGGLL5058L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/YGOG/GLL5058L/FK4YGOGGLL5058L.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Whether you feel constrained by space or are just looking for new ways to display your garden, "Creative Container Gardens" is for you!  You'll find unique ways to display your plants using everything from bottles, to walls, to imaginatively re-purposed household objects. All projects come from Inst...
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Wed, 6 Apr 2011 10:02:46 PDT
Cleaning out Horseradish http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-out-Horseradish/
Cleaning out Horseradish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/BJ8Y/I7MXEMSQ/F67BJ8YI7MXEMSQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/BJ8Y/I7MXEMSQ/F67BJ8YI7MXEMSQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/BJ8Y/I7MXEMSQ/F67BJ8YI7MXEMSQ.SMALL.jpg The Rustic Barn Owl A few years ago I put in horseradish plants and just let them grow, to take root until the plants were established.I wanted to harvest them last Fall, but I forgot. So today I thought I would do some spring cleaning in my garden, starting with the Horseradish. Digging out the Horseradish First,...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:04:18 PDT
Broadfork http://www.instructables.com/id/Broadfork/
Broadfork - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/43BF/I7HG99XD/F6Y43BFI7HG99XD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/43BF/I7HG99XD/F6Y43BFI7HG99XD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/43BF/I7HG99XD/F6Y43BFI7HG99XD.SMALL.jpg Biodynamic The broadfork is a tool used for gardening. It is a non-inversion, aerating tool, which means it opens up the soil, but doesn't turn it over. A broadfork lets the air and water into the soil and encourages the biological life in the soil, which in the top few inches consist mainly of aerobic organis...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:07:44 PDT
Harvest Basket (Garden Trug) http://www.instructables.com/id/Harvest-Basket-Garden-Trug/
Harvest Basket (Garden Trug) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/QM14/I78VJL01/FANQM14I78VJL01.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/QM14/I78VJL01/FANQM14I78VJL01.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/QM14/I78VJL01/FANQM14I78VJL01.SMALL.jpg mtairymd This is a simple design built from reclaimed wood and purchased ¼” wood slats. It cost very little and only took a couple of hours to complete the build. The goal was light weight, shallow and wide for collecting leafy vegetables, easy to handle and somewhat attractive. If pallets are used, see p...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:16:45 PDT
Organic pesticide and fungicide spray http://www.instructables.com/id/Organic-pesticide-and-fungicide-spray/
Organic pesticide and fungicide spray - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/LZ1A/I5P7JDK6/F65LZ1AI5P7JDK6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/LZ1A/I5P7JDK6/F65LZ1AI5P7JDK6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/LZ1A/I5P7JDK6/F65LZ1AI5P7JDK6.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink This instructable will teach you how to make an all-in-one pesticide and fungicide spray that works great for indoor and outdoor plants. My boyfriend recently got into the IPM (integrated pest management) approach to gardening, so he's been spending a good amount of time learning about natural ways ...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:56:11 PST
Mason Bee House http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Bee-House/
Mason Bee House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/7G8Q/I55MRRVH/F5L7G8QI55MRRVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/7G8Q/I55MRRVH/F5L7G8QI55MRRVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/7G8Q/I55MRRVH/F5L7G8QI55MRRVH.SMALL.jpg mtairymd Native mason bees can be housed to protect them from pests, diseases and predators. They are excellent early season pollinators for orchards and other early season fruit crops. Mason bees can do more work than non-native honey bees, even on a cloudy rainy day. Also, mason bees are solitary non-aggr...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:34:52 PST
Miniature Garden in Nutshell http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Garden-in-Nutshell/
Miniature Garden in Nutshell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/JPA6/I4J7AWVQ/FQPJPA6I4J7AWVQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/JPA6/I4J7AWVQ/FQPJPA6I4J7AWVQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/JPA6/I4J7AWVQ/FQPJPA6I4J7AWVQ.SMALL.jpg DIANA299 Unique miniature garden, featuring your petite plants displayed in half of a walnut shell. Stand is made of foam. Assembling the Stand To create the stand you'll need: 6"x4" foam rectangle (I cut my rectangle from a longer foam ~ note: use the harder foam for easier cutting) 2" diameter cylinder...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:44:47 PST
Mini Moss Garden from Backyard Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Moss-Garden-from-Backyard-Materials/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 18:16:02 PST
Ebb and Flow Aquaponics for the Office http://www.instructables.com/id/Ebb-and-Flow-Aquaponics-for-the-Office/
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 15:41:15 PST
Hobbit / Gnome Hole Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Hobbit-Gnome-Hole-Door/
Hobbit / Gnome Hole Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/HM5V/I3TICQO2/FE7HM5VI3TICQO2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/HM5V/I3TICQO2/FE7HM5VI3TICQO2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/HM5V/I3TICQO2/FE7HM5VI3TICQO2.SMALL.jpg shootr After cutting down two dead trees in my front yard, I left some stump above ground for putting flower pots on. It was looking plain and needed something more, and my wife hit upon the idea of a Hobbit or Gnome door on one of them.Sounded like a good idea but had no idea where to start, so after loo...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:51:20 PST
How to keep a house plant alive http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-keep-a-house-plant-alive/
How to keep a house plant alive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/A1PH/FRXWGOJ8/FRFA1PHFRXWGOJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/A1PH/FRXWGOJ8/FRFA1PHFRXWGOJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/A1PH/FRXWGOJ8/FRFA1PHFRXWGOJ8.SMALL.jpg PasstheAwesome Keeping plants alive indoors can prove next to impossible to some, but it really isn't all that hard to do. Plants need light, water, support, nutrients, and an adequate air supply.Like anything in this world, excessive amounts of any one thing is often a bad thing, even if that substance is necessa...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2009 18:04:58 PST
IKEA HACK MODULAR STACKABLE HYDROPONIC WINDOW GARDEN http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-HACK-MODULAR-STACKABLE-HYDROPONIC-WINDOW-GARD/
IKEA HACK MODULAR STACKABLE HYDROPONIC WINDOW GARDEN - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/A9WB/I3BHBJHY/FT6A9WBI3BHBJHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/A9WB/I3BHBJHY/FT6A9WBI3BHBJHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/A9WB/I3BHBJHY/FT6A9WBI3BHBJHY.SMALL.jpg MalikIvan This modular hydroponic garden allows you to customize your system by choosing the components according to your personal demands. You can decide yourself whether to grow off the grid with the Kratky modules or to add modules that require electricity such as the Air pump and Light module. The differe...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:13:26 PST
Waterwise Succulent Arrangement in a Container http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-Succulent-Arrangement/
Waterwise Succulent Arrangement in a Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/2XZM/I3B0BIL9/FBB2XZMI3B0BIL9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/2XZM/I3B0BIL9/FBB2XZMI3B0BIL9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/2XZM/I3B0BIL9/FBB2XZMI3B0BIL9.SMALL.jpg SonikaJAnand Make a statement with your plants !! with the help of this instructable. In this medium size planter, I have mixed different succulent and there cutting to great a beautiful statement for your entry way. They look very summery and inviting. I travel with out worrying about killing my plants as succ...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:36:29 PST
Beanery Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Beanery-Garden/
Beanery Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/OYV7/I2QU40BI/FZHOYV7I2QU40BI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/OYV7/I2QU40BI/FZHOYV7I2QU40BI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/OYV7/I2QU40BI/FZHOYV7I2QU40BI.SMALL.jpg U Riz Ever wanted a kitchen garden? Read on for a brief guide to micro-indoor farming and putting vacant window real estate to productive use.Chances are that you have a free window looking out at a yard, a few feet away from you as you read this. Perhaps you are in a climate controlled office or house. F...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:24:36 PST
IKEA HACK: Suction Cup Window Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-HACK-Suction-Cup-Window-Planters/
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:53:22 PDT
Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece/ Planters/ Gift http://www.instructables.com/id/Fall-Pumpkin-Centerpiece-Planters-Gift/
Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece/ Planters/ Gift - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/12CF/I1GIKMJE/F1S12CFI1GIKMJE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/12CF/I1GIKMJE/F1S12CFI1GIKMJE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/12CF/I1GIKMJE/F1S12CFI1GIKMJE.SMALL.jpg SonikaJAnand If you want a DIY project to do with your kids and use it as a centerpiece for indoor or outdoor entertaining then you may want to try then simple Pumpkin Planter Project. It looks very beautiful and attractive. Also arrange them together and gift it..who would not like these cuteling... Items Ne...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:22:21 PDT
Winterize your garden with a cold frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Winterize-your-garden-with-a-cold-frame/
Winterize your garden with a cold frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/LGIH/I1B678FW/FIILGIHI1B678FW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/LGIH/I1B678FW/FIILGIHI1B678FW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/LGIH/I1B678FW/FIILGIHI1B678FW.SMALL.jpg warehouse32 If you live in the northern half of the US, then you probably have to deal with some pretty cold winters. Instead of having to move your plants indoors, or just waiting until the spring time, build a cold frame and extend your growing season all the way through fall and in some cases into the beginn...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:27:51 PDT
a simple garden gate http://www.instructables.com/id/a-simple-garden-gate-1/
a simple garden gate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/Q4HK/I0ATKD8L/FZWQ4HKI0ATKD8L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/Q4HK/I0ATKD8L/FZWQ4HKI0ATKD8L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/Q4HK/I0ATKD8L/FZWQ4HKI0ATKD8L.SMALL.jpg buck2217 An easy to build garden or paddock gateTools and MaterialsWood (I used approx 8 m of 100 x 40 decking)50mm nails (about 60)hingeslatchCoach Bolts (5)Total cost about $55NZDChop SawDrillHammerspanner Cut the wood I first measured the gap that I wanted the gate in. My gap was 1100mm so I cut the 5 ...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:01:10 PDT
Hanging Jardinerie http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Jardinerie/
Hanging Jardinerie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/LWYR/HZNYIJ6K/FL1LWYRHZNYIJ6K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/LWYR/HZNYIJ6K/FL1LWYRHZNYIJ6K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/LWYR/HZNYIJ6K/FL1LWYRHZNYIJ6K.SMALL.jpg aitannic Hi! This is my first instructable... It's a hanging pot holder made out of wire hangers, jars and wood. Materials and Tools Here's what you will need for this proyect:1 Wood batten (pine) 2" x 6" x 27.5" (5cm x 15cm x 70cm) 3 jars3 wire hangers3 ceiling hooks2 teeth hanger 4 nails 1" (2.5 cm) ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:59:46 PDT
Hops Garden Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Hops-Garden-Tower/
Hops Garden Tower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/OXGD/HZJO6TBT/F1MOXGDHZJO6TBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/OXGD/HZJO6TBT/F1MOXGDHZJO6TBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/OXGD/HZJO6TBT/F1MOXGDHZJO6TBT.SMALL.jpg pi526 I've had flower gardens for many years, and I'm always looking for ways to introduce new plants into existing gardens. My son has been brewing beer for the past few years, and he grows hops in his backyard. Since hops produce beautiful flowers and are fast climbers (20-25 feet in a growing season),...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:59:49 PDT
Square meter vegetable garden on wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Square-meter-vegetable-garden-on-wheels/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:37:19 PDT
Awesomely Automatic Garden Watering Buddy - Complete with Reservoir for Nutrients. http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesomely-Automatic-Garden-Watering-Buddy-Complete/
Awesomely Automatic Garden Watering Buddy - Complete with Reservoir for Nutrients. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/V5FA/HYEANZY2/F7XV5FAHYEANZY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/V5FA/HYEANZY2/F7XV5FAHYEANZY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/V5FA/HYEANZY2/F7XV5FAHYEANZY2.SMALL.jpg ManufacturedArtists I have the worst luck with remembering to water my tomatoes on a regular basis. I've nearly killed them 3 times this spring already. So my roommate decided if left to my own devices we'd never get any this year. We looked into drip tape systems, but they still would have required me to turn the wate...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 17:58:19 PDT
Fig Tree Protector http://www.instructables.com/id/Fig-Tree-Protector/
Fig Tree Protector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/JUNG/HY21XUWK/F40JUNGHY21XUWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/JUNG/HY21XUWK/F40JUNGHY21XUWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/JUNG/HY21XUWK/F40JUNGHY21XUWK.SMALL.jpg Divergent Reality This is the second year we have had our fig trees, they have deepened their roots and have started producing wonderful figs. The first weeks harvest was more than what we pulled all last summer. These juicy morsels have also attracted a few unwelcome scavengers. My goal is to protect the fig trees w...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:37:46 PDT
How to propagate cacti!!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-propagate-cacti/
How to propagate cacti!!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/NCBH/HXRU6P71/F94NCBHHXRU6P71.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/NCBH/HXRU6P71/F94NCBHHXRU6P71.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/NCBH/HXRU6P71/F94NCBHHXRU6P71.SMALL.jpg Kyleluvspets Succulents are awesome to fill theb home with, even cacti. Cacti, and other succulents, are easily propagated by cuttings. You can have a whole new plant growing in just a week!!! Here's how. Locate the subject!!! Find a pup on your cactus, or a leaf on your succulent, and make sure it is health...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:27:35 PDT
Cute Concrete Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Concrete-Planter/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:04 PDT
Self-watering container garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-watering-container-garden/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 22:31:14 PDT
Create a Backyard Woodland Paradise with Recycled and Reused Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Backyard-Woodland-Paradise-with-Recycled-/
Create a Backyard Woodland Paradise with Recycled and Reused Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/U3QJ/HX42QCRQ/F6GU3QJHX42QCRQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/U3QJ/HX42QCRQ/F6GU3QJHX42QCRQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/U3QJ/HX42QCRQ/F6GU3QJHX42QCRQ.SMALL.jpg Bannockburn We've recently moved into a new home with a decent area of scrub woods behind it that my kids (and the adults too!) like to play and imagine in. The woods behind our house had been cleared for use as farmland and was abandoned from farming perhaps 20 years ago. So, through ecological succession, i...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:14:17 PDT
Large Outdoor Planter From a Recycled Shipping Crate http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Planter-From-a-Shipping-Crate/
Large Outdoor Planter From a Recycled Shipping Crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TT1N/HX1W2N7E/FRHTT1NHX1W2N7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TT1N/HX1W2N7E/FRHTT1NHX1W2N7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/TT1N/HX1W2N7E/FRHTT1NHX1W2N7E.SMALL.jpg Bannockburn We started a bunch of tomato plants from seed this year and had an over-abundance of success. Every seed was successful and was overcrowding the garden. So, while sourcing pallets for another project, I came across a few shipping crates that looked useful so I grabbed one.I tried to take the crate...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:15:54 PDT
Beautiful + Easy Repurposed Fountain http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-Easy-Repurposed-Fountain/
Beautiful + Easy Repurposed Fountain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/NLYB/HWRZ7JJI/F7RNLYBHWRZ7JJI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/NLYB/HWRZ7JJI/F7RNLYBHWRZ7JJI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/NLYB/HWRZ7JJI/F7RNLYBHWRZ7JJI.SMALL.jpg art_istry This fountain was designed and made from repurposed parts collected from various other projects for a client in Maryland. The goal was for an aesthetically pleasing, lightly trickling fountain feature for the front courtyard of the home. I was also responsible for the landscape design and implementa...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:17:16 PDT
Decoy Strawberry Rocks to Deter Bird Burglars http://www.instructables.com/id/Decoy-Strawberry-Rocks-to-Deter-Bird-Burglars/
Decoy Strawberry Rocks to Deter Bird Burglars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/OCQK/HWLD47JB/FFZOCQKHWLD47JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/OCQK/HWLD47JB/FFZOCQKHWLD47JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/OCQK/HWLD47JB/FFZOCQKHWLD47JB.SMALL.jpg smori These painted strawberry rocks will fool pesky birds from stealing the real strawberries from your garden. The birds will be attracted to the realistically painted berries. Once the birds get fed up with the rocks, they'll leave your strawberries alone. Gather Materials Materials:rocks (thoroughl...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:19:00 PDT
Forest Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Forest-Gardening/
Forest Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/OPJ5/HVKM8YPT/FXBOPJ5HVKM8YPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/OPJ5/HVKM8YPT/FXBOPJ5HVKM8YPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/OPJ5/HVKM8YPT/FXBOPJ5HVKM8YPT.SMALL.jpg velacreations The basic principle of homesteading is to create a home and lifestyle that are as self-sustainable as possible. There’s no point producing your own food, water, energy or shelter for just a month or a year; if you and yours are to survive on the fruits of your homestead, you need it to keep producin...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 20:05:25 PDT
Ultimate Auto-Wicking Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Auto-Wicking-Garden/
Ultimate Auto-Wicking Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/9FQH/HV9HW1FK/F939FQHHV9HW1FK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/9FQH/HV9HW1FK/F939FQHHV9HW1FK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/9FQH/HV9HW1FK/F939FQHHV9HW1FK.SMALL.jpg zymurgeneticist Unsatisfied with a simple raised bed garden for the backyard, we decided (or I should say I convinced my wife) on a wicking bed garden with a twist... an auto-refilling raised bed wicking garden (try saying that three times fast). The design utilized the float ball valve from a toilet bowl and pass...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 17:11:36 PDT
Faux Stone Bench and Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stone-Bench-and-Planter/
Faux Stone Bench and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/HP41/HUBJBZXR/FHUHP41HUBJBZXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/HP41/HUBJBZXR/FHUHP41HUBJBZXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/HP41/HUBJBZXR/FHUHP41HUBJBZXR.SMALL.jpg Joshblake I decided to start fixing up the back yard this year, but I wanted to do something a little more creative than just a potted plant or two. So I went searching online to learn how to create faux stone floors and walls and tried to learn all the tips and tricks I could in a short time. I had the idea ...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:08:16 PDT
How to make a modular vegetable protection cage. http://www.instructables.com/id/Protect-your-vegetables-against-birds/
How to make a modular vegetable protection cage. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/FWRW/HTHKFXQE/F3WFWRWHTHKFXQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/FWRW/HTHKFXQE/F3WFWRWHTHKFXQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/FWRW/HTHKFXQE/F3WFWRWHTHKFXQE.SMALL.jpg Wout Mareen Have you ever had pigeons in your garden eating your home grown vegetables? And have you ever tried to scare them away? Then you have probably noticed that they aren't scared of anything. CUBE is the solution to that problem. It is a modular netting system adaptable to every plant and usable for sev...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:21:01 PDT
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/8FVU/HN6BVUXZ/FN88FVUHN6BVUXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/8FVU/HN6BVUXZ/FN88FVUHN6BVUXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/8FVU/HN6BVUXZ/FN88FVUHN6BVUXZ.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Wait .. Diapers?  How do those help your plants?  Trust me, it's probably not what you're thinking. Watch the Video! NOTE:  The results, depictions and claims portrayed in this video are based on the limited experiences I had to test ideas prior to production.  All information is belie...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:25:36 PDT
Plant tower made out of PVC pipe (15 pockets) http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-tower-made-out-of-PVC-pipe-15-pockets/
Plant tower made out of PVC pipe (15 pockets) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9POB/HTNO73DO/FWY9POBHTNO73DO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9POB/HTNO73DO/FWY9POBHTNO73DO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9POB/HTNO73DO/FWY9POBHTNO73DO.SMALL.jpg algert555 In this instructable I'll try to show you how to build a planting tower out of 1 meter of PVC pipe. The planting tower can be used (based on the diameter) for strawberries, lettuce, (bigger pipes) pansies and other small summer flowers (smaller diameters) I made a couple of them already and the m...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:13:50 PDT
Casa Verde: A modular greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Casa-Verde-A-modular-greenhouse/
Casa Verde: A modular greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/S7VP/HTK5MHTZ/FENS7VPHTK5MHTZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/S7VP/HTK5MHTZ/FENS7VPHTK5MHTZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/S7VP/HTK5MHTZ/FENS7VPHTK5MHTZ.SMALL.jpg ashaderumeaux Casa Verde is the result of a school assignment. We worked on this project with 4 students Industrial Design from the University Ghent/ Howest Kortrijk (Belgium). We were working on different 'Urban Gardening' projects and our assignment was to make a modular greenhouse. Although we ourselves ar...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:15:27 PDT
Big Bush, Small Space ~ How to Espalier a Pomegranate Bush http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Bush-Small-Space-How-to-Espalier-a-Pomegranate/
Big Bush, Small Space ~ How to Espalier a Pomegranate Bush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KP9H/HTDSP4MT/FUJKP9HHTDSP4MT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KP9H/HTDSP4MT/FUJKP9HHTDSP4MT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KP9H/HTDSP4MT/FUJKP9HHTDSP4MT.SMALL.jpg roballoba I'm all about nesting this year. One huge focus has been the back yard and gardening in the little space we have. While planting my box garden I came across a Pomegranate bush at the local garden center. Wheels and gears started turning in my head and a little puff of steam issued forth. I had to b...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:06:08 PDT
Instant Hanging Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Hanging-Garden/
Instant Hanging Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/A6WN/HT2TYXSH/FBMA6WNHT2TYXSH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/A6WN/HT2TYXSH/FBMA6WNHT2TYXSH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/A6WN/HT2TYXSH/FBMA6WNHT2TYXSH.SMALL.jpg Justin Tyler Tate These wonderful little air pillows have been around for a while now, slowly replacing Styrofoam and packing peanuts as the conventional packing material. Some air pillows are biodegradable but I wonder if the rest might not end up choking a dolphin or seal.  In this Instructable we'll upcycle those...
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:24:00 PDT
Paper pots for quicker production and maximum capacity http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-pots-for-quicker-production-and-maximum-capa/
Paper pots for quicker production and maximum capacity - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/BBUO/HT1M2MFF/F3SBBUOHT1M2MFF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/BBUO/HT1M2MFF/F3SBBUOHT1M2MFF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/BBUO/HT1M2MFF/F3SBBUOHT1M2MFF.SMALL.jpg flowercrafter I know there are a lot of paper pot how-to's but I wanted to show a quicker way. Afterall, who wants to spend more time potting up seedlings? Items needed Tin can (about 15 oz. size)Can opener (preferable the old-fashioned type that cuts the inside of the can)Plastic canning funnelDuct tapeNewsp...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:00:59 PDT
Backyard Garden Boxes - On the Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Garden-Boxes-On-the-Cheap/
Backyard Garden Boxes - On the Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/CV2V/HSVT8WOE/FJSCV2VHSVT8WOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/CV2V/HSVT8WOE/FJSCV2VHSVT8WOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/CV2V/HSVT8WOE/FJSCV2VHSVT8WOE.SMALL.jpg M.Hawse My family decided to create some backyard, above-ground, garden boxes since the soil where we live is rock-hard and not easily manageable. We wanted to keep expenses on this project low so we chose materials and methods accordingly. There are many ways to go about this project--some more effective ...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:49:43 PDT
Simple Vertical Strawberry Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Vertical-Strawberry-Planter/
Simple Vertical Strawberry Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/STQL/HSPP5UTF/FPUSTQLHSPP5UTF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/STQL/HSPP5UTF/FPUSTQLHSPP5UTF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/STQL/HSPP5UTF/FPUSTQLHSPP5UTF.SMALL.jpg ecobra I have had great success with those hanging strawberry planters, but they only last 1 or 2 years. I've also had success stacking the pottery strawberry planters. After remodelling my home lab I had some bamboo interlocking flooring pieces left over, so I came up with the "MORE HORSEPOWER, HEH, HEH...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:56:28 PDT
Raised Garden Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Raised-Garden-Bed-1/
Raised Garden Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/ZFV9/HSM53O0M/F8HZFV9HSM53O0M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/ZFV9/HSM53O0M/F8HZFV9HSM53O0M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/ZFV9/HSM53O0M/F8HZFV9HSM53O0M.SMALL.jpg bbrown65 You can make a raised garden bed in many ways. There are many benefits to raised beds. This is how I did it. Tool And Supplies First,as with any project, you need tools and supplies. There are many ways to do this, but this is how I did it. -landscape timbers (4"x6")-3/4" stakes-reciprocating sa...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:12:15 PDT
Recycled Wood Box Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Wood-Box-Garden/
Recycled Wood Box Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/6LIC/HSHDUJAY/F9M6LICHSHDUJAY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/6LIC/HSHDUJAY/F9M6LICHSHDUJAY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/6LIC/HSHDUJAY/F9M6LICHSHDUJAY.SMALL.jpg roballoba Spring is here! Everything is waking up from chilly slumber. Time to plant something!! I'm tired of just having a few good tomato plants and a bunch of wimpy veggies that don't get enough love. It seems that my fence blocks a lot of sun most of the day so my border garden was just not working out f...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:43:20 PDT
Homesteading and Gardening Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Homesteading-and-Gardening-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/9OVZ/HSHEGF3M/FKB9OVZHSHEGF3M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/9OVZ/HSHEGF3M/FKB9OVZHSHEGF3M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/9OVZ/HSHEGF3M/FKB9OVZHSHEGF3M.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink More and more people in the US are trying to make ends meet on their own and making it work through gardening and homesteading! With a little ingenuity and hard work, you can turn everyday materials into something amazing - including food, shelter and fuel! This guide contains some of my favorite ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 14:42:01 PST
Homemade soil screener/sifter http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-soil-screenersifter/
Homemade soil screener/sifter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/56B1/HR0AS1CX/FUA56B1HR0AS1CX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/56B1/HR0AS1CX/FUA56B1HR0AS1CX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/56B1/HR0AS1CX/FUA56B1HR0AS1CX.SMALL.jpg nlinventor This soil screener features springs and hinges made from old car tires so there is no need for regular steel springs and metal hinges (and the major hassle mounting them). The screen actually "floats" on rubber.  The screener is sized and designed to be loaded with a compact tractor, and the vibrati...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 07:23:02 PST
Raised bed garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Raised-bed-garden-1/
Raised bed garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/50PR/HSE95H0S/FCC50PRHSE95H0S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/50PR/HSE95H0S/FCC50PRHSE95H0S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/50PR/HSE95H0S/FCC50PRHSE95H0S.SMALL.jpg Twofinger This is a raised bed garden that I made. Come join our brand new forum at the-mans-cave.com for more, and help get this community going. I made the frame with (2) 2" x 8" x 12' boards and (1) 2" x 8" x 8' board. I cut the 8' board in half and put them at the ends to make a 12' x 4' x 8" deep bed...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 20:35:28 PST
How to Raise Native Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Raise-Native-Plants/
How to Raise Native Plants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/N6ZC/HS80F0SJ/FPWN6ZCHS80F0SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/N6ZC/HS80F0SJ/FPWN6ZCHS80F0SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/N6ZC/HS80F0SJ/FPWN6ZCHS80F0SJ.SMALL.jpg NHS Greenhouse At the Newberg High School greenhouse, we raise thousands of native tree and shrub species for field and stream restoration. A are sold at our annual plant sale. In this Instructable, you will learn how we raise the plants and grow them to a healthy size for use in our projects. High school student...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:35:02 PST
Easy Raised Garden Construction http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Raised-Garden-Construction/
Easy Raised Garden Construction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/26QZ/HQBI70UF/FCQ26QZHQBI70UF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/26QZ/HQBI70UF/FCQ26QZHQBI70UF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/26QZ/HQBI70UF/FCQ26QZHQBI70UF.SMALL.jpg Juanamac Super easy raised garden construction, perfect for in a location where friends, family and neighbours can be told about your skill and awesomeness in the garden. You will need... To make a square raised garden: - 4 equal lengths of 6x2 timber.  I used 1200mm lengths as that was what fit in my car...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 23:18:27 PST
EASY Eco-friendly Garden Pots for free! Recycled, green, newspaper seed planting pots for spring! http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-friendly-recycled-newspaper-seed-planting-pots/
EASY Eco-friendly Garden Pots for free! Recycled, green, newspaper seed planting pots for spring! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/JU4N/HRBNAJHO/FWCJU4NHRBNAJHO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/JU4N/HRBNAJHO/FWCJU4NHRBNAJHO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/JU4N/HRBNAJHO/FWCJU4NHRBNAJHO.SMALL.jpg chopping block farm This easy instructable will show you how to turn that boring old paper filled with bad news and ads for crap you can't afford into seedling pots for your spring garden. Not only will you get to re-use your newspaper, but you won't have to buy any expensive plastic or peat pots from the store. Get re...
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 16:15:44 PST