Instructables: exploring - gardening - green - reuse http://www.instructables.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:58:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cute Concrete Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Concrete-Planter/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:04 PDT
Seed Starter Pots for Free! http://www.instructables.com/id/Seed-Starter-Pots-for-Free/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:32:49 PDT
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/
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By: The King of Random

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:25:36 PDT
Carrots in a Bottle (Updated on 2/24/2014) http://www.instructables.com/id/Carrots-in-a-Bottle/
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:39:27 PST
DIY attractive Planters from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-attractive-Planters-from-Junk/
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:58:50 PST
vertical window planter http://www.instructables.com/id/vertical-window-planter/
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 14:25:23 PST
Newspaper Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Newspaper-Planters/
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By: AwesomeApothems

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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 04:25:53 PDT
MAKE YOUR OWN SEA-GLASS MULCH! http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKE-YOUR-OWN-SEA-GLASS-MULCH/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/UNQF/HAQ38967/FM2UNQFHAQ38967.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/UNQF/HAQ38967/FM2UNQFHAQ38967.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/UNQF/HAQ38967/FM2UNQFHAQ38967.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Ok so it isn't true seaglass but it is a decent approximation and one of the few ways you could get enough to really fill your garden.  All it takes is an old cement mixer, a huge source of scrap glass and understanding neighbors.
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:27:03 PST
Sustainable Urban Food Production System http://www.instructables.com/id/Sustainable-Urban-Food-Production-System/
Sustainable Urban Food Production System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/CYXY/H8RVBM09/FE0CYXYH8RVBM09.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/CYXY/H8RVBM09/FE0CYXYH8RVBM09.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/CYXY/H8RVBM09/FE0CYXYH8RVBM09.SMALL.jpg zac beal "Reclaim the curb, Grow some erb!" During my final year of Industrial Design at RMIT I focused on creating sustainable systems for growing food which might restructure our urban environments to incorporate food production into the heart of the city. I have created a connecting device which encoura...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:37:58 PDT
Raised Herb Garden with Repurposed Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Raised-Herb-Garden-with-Repurposed-Materials/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/7FYH/H1WHVAJV/F2T7FYHH1WHVAJV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/7FYH/H1WHVAJV/F2T7FYHH1WHVAJV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/7FYH/H1WHVAJV/F2T7FYHH1WHVAJV.SMALL.jpg meralgia Repurposed Materials list: cedar fence panels (the sides are built two panels thick, offset by 1/2 a panel). 1/3 of a futon frame (this made the bed of the garden) 2x4s from a previous project (to further strengthen the futon frame) black plastic to line the bed (with holes punched in various places...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 12:59:28 PDT
K-cup sead starters http://www.instructables.com/id/K-cup-sead-starters/
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:37:36 PDT
Seed Starting in Everyday Household Objects. http://www.instructables.com/id/Seed-Starting-in-Everyday-Household-Objects/
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:48:39 PDT
Gardening/ Recycling- Indoor/Outdoor: Glass&Plastic 2Bottle-Garden Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Gardening-Recycling-IndoorOutdoor-GlassPlasti/
Gardening/ Recycling- Indoor/Outdoor: Glass&Plastic 2Bottle-Garden Unit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/1QYQ/GZUAFWDI/FUM1QYQGZUAFWDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/1QYQ/GZUAFWDI/FUM1QYQGZUAFWDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/1QYQ/GZUAFWDI/FUM1QYQGZUAFWDI.SMALL.jpg ARBassa Who: You What: Glass&Plastic Bottle-Garden Unit Why: To Recycle/Reuse your glass and plastic bottles.  How: Click "Next Step". These are ideal for herbs like Basil and Chives. They do not occupy very much space and can be placed indoors (by a window or bright lamp) or outdoors (in the sun). STE...
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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 05:07:51 PDT
How to make a Laptop box styrofoam Herb Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Laptop-box-styrofoam-Herb-Planter/
How to make a Laptop box styrofoam Herb Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/6VP1/GWNWH755/FVN6VP1GWNWH755.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/6VP1/GWNWH755/FVN6VP1GWNWH755.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/6VP1/GWNWH755/FVN6VP1GWNWH755.SMALL.jpg shadowfeet If your like me, you have the greatest herbs in the summer... then in winter, no more fresh herbs for you. I wanted some herbs in my kitchen to be able to use year round, so I decided to make one. Supplies you'll need:  Rectangular 'Styrofoam' box ( Not truly styrofoam, its more squishy. It's actua...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 16:53:46 PST
Cupcake Seed Starter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cupcake-Seed-Starter/
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Thu, 4 Feb 2010 19:16:45 PST
Super-Sized Upside-Down Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Sized-Upside-Down-Planter/
Super-Sized Upside-Down Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/Y34Z/FWMO31JN/FV0Y34ZFWMO31JN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/Y34Z/FWMO31JN/FV0Y34ZFWMO31JN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/Y34Z/FWMO31JN/FV0Y34ZFWMO31JN.SMALL.jpg dijital101 Everybody's seen the Topsy-Turvey Tomato planter on TV or at Wal-Mart but why buy when you can build. I along with a lot of you have seen upside-down planters made from 2-liter bottles but they have a couple of flaws. First of all they aren't very sturdy, in windy conditions they can blow around o...
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Fri, 3 Jul 2009 08:49:46 PDT
How to Do Your Laundry for Free. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Do-your-laundry-for-free/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2008 12:49:19 PDT
Lightbulb "green"house http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightbulb-greenhouse/
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Sun, 25 May 2008 20:03:34 PDT