Instructables: exploring - photos - gardening http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:37:45 PST BLOX v1.01 Raised Vegetable Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Raised-Vegetable-Bed/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/37NI/HUM7EA2S/FOK37NIHUM7EA2S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/37NI/HUM7EA2S/FOK37NIHUM7EA2S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/37NI/HUM7EA2S/FOK37NIHUM7EA2S.SMALL.jpg pudtiny This is just a brief guide on how I build raised vegetable beds.  I use pressure treated exterior timber the uprights are 2"x2" and the sides are deck boards roughly 1"x6". All held together with deck screw. This will be entered into the garden and homestead contest
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:16:55 PDT
Pallet Veggie Garden Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Veggie-Garden-Planter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/ZJV7/HUBAQQA0/FH3ZJV7HUBAQQA0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/ZJV7/HUBAQQA0/FH3ZJV7HUBAQQA0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/ZJV7/HUBAQQA0/FH3ZJV7HUBAQQA0.SMALL.jpg dparker1980 During the year I get 'donated' a number of wooden pallets from friends and family so that I can break  them down and use them for kindling in my open fire and Rayburn oven. Last year I ended up with quite a lot of these, I very quickly filled up my log store and had a lot of them left over. I had s...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:43:43 PDT
Garden Planter / Grass Plugger http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Planter-Grass-Plugger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/OIOF/HUB88HOP/F2LOIOFHUB88HOP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/OIOF/HUB88HOP/F2LOIOFHUB88HOP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/OIOF/HUB88HOP/F2LOIOFHUB88HOP.SMALL.jpg graydog111 I plant about 40 tomato plants each year and that is a real chore.  I made this tool as a prototype, refining it several times before getting it to work good.   It now works so good that I have used it several years, without remaking it as something that looks better.   I use it to transplant my to...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:32:44 PDT
Flower pot rock garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Flower-pot-rock-garden/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/SNU8/HU9UDQ60/F9LSNU8HU9UDQ60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/SNU8/HU9UDQ60/F9LSNU8HU9UDQ60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/SNU8/HU9UDQ60/F9LSNU8HU9UDQ60.SMALL.jpg skleinendorst What do you do when your mom gives you a collection of old flower pots after a big spring cleaning. Dig up you old stone collection, buy some nice rock garden (alpine) plants and make a nice rock garden to decorate your balcony. The garden will consist of the old flower pots, some of them broken, in...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:54:13 PDT
An Aquaponics Setup for Your Aquarium http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Aquaponics-Setup-for-Your-Aquarium/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/RL3X/HTVDYVV0/FPDRL3XHTVDYVV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/RL3X/HTVDYVV0/FPDRL3XHTVDYVV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/RL3X/HTVDYVV0/FPDRL3XHTVDYVV0.SMALL.jpg scoot440 I wanted to build a cheap and easy aquaponics system to place in my existing 10 gallon aquarium. All parts were purchased from the nearest Home Depot except for the pump which came from Amazon.  The entire setup cost less than $40 and took about 3 hours to put together. One thing I like about this s...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:27:22 PDT
Tomato Hot House http://www.instructables.com/id/Tomato-Hot-House/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/JL0S/HTBY6MZF/FCOJL0SHTBY6MZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/JL0S/HTBY6MZF/FCOJL0SHTBY6MZF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/JL0S/HTBY6MZF/FCOJL0SHTBY6MZF.SMALL.jpg graydog111 I generally plant 30 to 40 tomato plants in my garden, but a late freeze can really be a problem. Here is my solution, I hope. My neighbor put some aluminum framed storm windows out by the curb for trash pickup. I grabbed them up, not knowing at the time what I was going to use them for. Five years...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:34:09 PDT
Cold Stratification Guide - How to Stratify Seeds in the refrigerator http://www.instructables.com/id/Cold-Stratification-Guide-How-to-Stratify-Seeds-in/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/I12Z/HSRZOHMV/F22I12ZHSRZOHMV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/I12Z/HSRZOHMV/F22I12ZHSRZOHMV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/I12Z/HSRZOHMV/F22I12ZHSRZOHMV.SMALL.jpg jardinier Hello, Each year, i start some seeds indoor under grow lights. The Cold Moist stratification is the process by which we imitate the period of cold and moisture in nature required for perennials seeds germination (break dormancy). These perennials or native perennials seeds are much more difficult ...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:40:35 PDT
Home made seed starter http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-seed-starter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/NWY3/HSKFD6HR/FY9NWY3HSKFD6HR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/NWY3/HSKFD6HR/FY9NWY3HSKFD6HR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/NWY3/HSKFD6HR/FY9NWY3HSKFD6HR.SMALL.jpg Twofinger I made this tray for starting some seeds in for the garden. It is the bottom of a flat of canned food. I lined it with aluminum foil for two reasons, one is to hold oversplash of water, and two is to reflect light to the plants when they start to grow and I put the light on them. they will get the l...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:50:34 PDT
The Almost No Dig Garden Trench http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Almost-No-Dig-Garden-Trench/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Z/PJL7/HSBSMEIX/F4ZPJL7HSBSMEIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Z/PJL7/HSBSMEIX/F4ZPJL7HSBSMEIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Z/PJL7/HSBSMEIX/F4ZPJL7HSBSMEIX.SMALL.jpg macgeek I am starting my new spring project of a Backyard Chicken Co-Op in my garden in Las Vegas, and needed to run water to the area where the coop would be built, and had to trench out a large area to run the PVC water piping. I recently hurt my hand shoveling dirt, and was looking for a way to dig a 3"...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 13:07:09 PST
Getting Started with Gardening Using Raised Beds http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-Gardening-Using-Raised-Beds/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/HOZH/HSBWP12V/F32HOZHHSBWP12V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/HOZH/HSBWP12V/F32HOZHHSBWP12V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/HOZH/HSBWP12V/F32HOZHHSBWP12V.SMALL.jpg UrbanGardenWorkshop by Kristian Hansen, Garden Expert at the Urban Garden Workshop Starting your very first garden can be a daunting task. This is a guide to help make your entry into gardening fun and easy, and to give you some guidelines to help foster your relationship with your backyard. By the end of this article...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:48:14 PST
Grow Your Own Mini Tree Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Your-Own-Mini-Tree-Sculpture/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/WFNZ/HPCLL7QB/FWVWFNZHPCLL7QB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/WFNZ/HPCLL7QB/FWVWFNZHPCLL7QB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/WFNZ/HPCLL7QB/FWVWFNZHPCLL7QB.SMALL.jpg Ansel Oommen It’s no secret that trees are essential to the well-being of our environment, providing benefits too lengthy to list. But a lesser known fact is that they can be made into incredible works of living art. While bonsai and topiary come immediately to mind, multiple trees can be trained and merged into...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:05:56 PST
DIY Air Pruning Pot (Large Pot) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Air-Pruning-Pot-Large-Pot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/669H/HP8PLAAA/FO2669HHP8PLAAA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/669H/HP8PLAAA/FO2669HHP8PLAAA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/669H/HP8PLAAA/FO2669HHP8PLAAA.SMALL.jpg damionflynn What is Air Pruning? According to the University of Washington (no affiliation - first Google result) "Air pruning happens naturally when roots are exposed to air in the absence of high humidity.  The roots are effectively “burned” off, causing the plant to constantly produce new and healthy branchi...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:33:33 PST
LED CCFL Plant Grow Light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-CCFL-Plant-Grow-Light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/CRV1/HOHYOLIJ/FUECRV1HOHYOLIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/CRV1/HOHYOLIJ/FUECRV1HOHYOLIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/CRV1/HOHYOLIJ/FUECRV1HOHYOLIJ.SMALL.jpg kennmcook LED and CCFL Plant Grow Light.  I started this while living in a house and then moved into an apartment.  I finished the project, but have not tried growing plants inside in a small apartment.  The unit should draw about 140-150W total.  It uses 6x 168 LED "flood-style" lights (red/ blue grow lights...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 19:31:30 PST
Work table and sandbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Work-table-and-sandbox/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/4NYR/HO7XMZFK/FIS4NYRHO7XMZFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/4NYR/HO7XMZFK/FIS4NYRHO7XMZFK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/4NYR/HO7XMZFK/FIS4NYRHO7XMZFK.SMALL.jpg tacothomas This is an easy workbench in the garden! This table/ sandbox is made of completely reused wood and buckets. One side of the table is held up completely by buckets! Quite an easy extremely cheap addition to the garden!
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:09:19 PST
Recycled Gardern http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Gardern/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/H3MV/HNQYA17S/FKLH3MVHNQYA17S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/H3MV/HNQYA17S/FKLH3MVHNQYA17S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/H3MV/HNQYA17S/FKLH3MVHNQYA17S.SMALL.jpg vhardman I started a recycled materials garden with things I found on my property; wood skips and old tires a old wire roller as a table wa la . Living off the grid in rural Hawai'i with gas prices sky high I collected a bunch of vegetables seedlings, chicken manure, compost, and soil and put em.its a easy w...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 09:46:09 PST
Hajgu http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-grow-peppers-indoors/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J5KX/HNID2CO3/FY2J5KXHNID2CO3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J5KX/HNID2CO3/FY2J5KXHNID2CO3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J5KX/HNID2CO3/FY2J5KXHNID2CO3.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa rgdthfygjyd
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 14:14:43 PST
how to grow tomatoes indoors2 http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-grow-tomatoes-indoors2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/25JT/HNICZXML/FRK25JTHNICZXML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/25JT/HNICZXML/FRK25JTHNICZXML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/25JT/HNICZXML/FRK25JTHNICZXML.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa transplant your  tomato plant in an appropriate container. To grow the tomato plant large enough to produce fruit, you will need to grow it in a large container. A plastic 5-gallon bucket is ideal, but a larger container will also work. Avoid using anything smaller than about 5 gallons  Purchase gro...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:19:07 PDT
how to grow tomatoes indoors http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-grow-tomatoes-indoors/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/CIFH/HN8269KV/F84CIFHHN8269KV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/CIFH/HN8269KV/F84CIFHHN8269KV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/CIFH/HN8269KV/F84CIFHHN8269KV.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa 1 GUT YOUR tomato 2 TAKE OUT THE seeds 3 GET A container 4 fill the container with moist soil 5 6 put the seeds in the container and cover with soil 7 PLACE YOUR tomatoes UNDER A full spectrum light bulb and transplant your  tomato plant in an appropriate container. To grow the tomato plant large en...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:32:26 PDT
how to regrow scallions indoors http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-regrow-scallions-indoors/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/FH3E/HN81YRKC/FSLFH3EHN81YRKC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/FH3E/HN81YRKC/FSLFH3EHN81YRKC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/FH3E/HN81YRKC/FSLFH3EHN81YRKC.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa how to regrow scallions indoors YOU NEED THE END PART OF THE scallion 2 cut off the THE white END PART OF THE scallion 3  put THE white END PART OF THE scallion in WATER OR SOIL AND IT WILL regrow and that's it
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 07:58:02 PDT
how to grow yellow squash in containers http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-grow-yellow-squash-in-containers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/85YI/HN81YRE9/F6V85YIHN81YRE9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/85YI/HN81YRE9/F6V85YIHN81YRE9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/85YI/HN81YRE9/F6V85YIHN81YRE9.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa you will need a desktop lamp WITH A Full Spectrum Light Bulb or a window with sunlight 1 disposable cup or a planting pot soil and  yellow squash seeds 1PUT moist potting mix IN THE disposable cup 2 MAKE A HOLE in the soil PUT THE SEED IN THE HOLE cover WITH moist soil 3put it under a desktop lamp W...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 07:40:11 PDT
THAT IS MY SMALL PLANTS http://www.instructables.com/id/THAT-IS-MY-SMALL-PLANTS/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/24KU/HN82K052/FIQ24KUHN82K052.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/24KU/HN82K052/FIQ24KUHN82K052.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/24KU/HN82K052/FIQ24KUHN82K052.SMALL.jpg a23hmed I WANT TO HAVE ADVICE FROM WHO HAVE GARDENS ABOUT MY PLANTS AS I LIKE PLANTING BUT I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANT SO CAN YOU HELP ME TO Say THE NAME OF THIS PLANTS AND HOW I CARE ABOUT THIS AND KNOW NEW IDEAS TO ORGANIZE THE PLANTS IN BALCONY sorry for bad english as i am from egypt
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:25:28 PDT
Seedling/Cutting Grow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/SeedlingCutting-Grow-Box/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/A2LI/HMNNF2S5/FBCA2LIHMNNF2S5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/A2LI/HMNNF2S5/FBCA2LIHMNNF2S5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/A2LI/HMNNF2S5/FBCA2LIHMNNF2S5.SMALL.jpg OmniaFaciat This is a grow box for herbaceous plants seedlings and clonal cuttings. It consists of a foil-lined cardboard box with doors cut from the flaps, ventilation holes covered in lengthwise-halved toilet paper rolls, and a mounted ceramic lamp socket inside. It uses a Philips 10-Watt BR30 Daylight (5000K...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:48:08 PDT
Quick and Easy Plant/Tree repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Easy-PlantTree-repair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/42Z5/HLSGRDBD/FYV42Z5HLSGRDBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/42Z5/HLSGRDBD/FYV42Z5HLSGRDBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/42Z5/HLSGRDBD/FYV42Z5HLSGRDBD.SMALL.jpg damionflynn Move Over expensive plant repair kits! We got you covered here with items many folks can find in their shed... Look at all those lovely plants... As a Master Gardener, my yard isn't always the prettiest, but one thing for sure - I love my plants and spend a lot of time with them. My back has been ...
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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 16:05:01 PDT
Chicken Wire Hinged Cage/Greenhouse for Garden - New Pics 10-04-13 http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Wire-Hinged-CageGreenhouse-for-Garden/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/BRE4/HLSHDGZZ/FE9BRE4HLSHDGZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/BRE4/HLSHDGZZ/FE9BRE4HLSHDGZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/BRE4/HLSHDGZZ/FE9BRE4HLSHDGZZ.SMALL.jpg Grunambulax Between the rabbits and the groundhogs my entire spring crop of lettuce, chard and spinach was eaten.  I built this cage to fit on top of the raised bed that these crops grow in.  The cage is made of 2X4 scraps I found in the garbage at a construction site.  First I ripped them in half.  Then I buil...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:26:20 PDT
Turn trash into usefull stuff and save the planet!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-trash-into-usefull-stuff-and-save-the-planet/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/R5FK/HLID3BVA/F9WR5FKHLID3BVA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/R5FK/HLID3BVA/F9WR5FKHLID3BVA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/R5FK/HLID3BVA/F9WR5FKHLID3BVA.SMALL.jpg StasinG In my first instructable I used a kind of plastic bottle to make rear bike fender. I cut some out of the bottle, but bigger part of it remained unused. I made a video to show you how I turn trash into a good carrying device.(maybe it's a stupid idea :))) ) WARNING!!!! Bad English!  :))
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:47:18 PDT
NYC Roof Deck Design: Park Avenue Limestone Patio http://www.instructables.com/id/NYC-Roof-Deck-Design-Park-Avenue-Limestone-Patio/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/SHVA/HKM93VMZ/FSSSHVAHKM93VMZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/SHVA/HKM93VMZ/FSSSHVAHKM93VMZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/SHVA/HKM93VMZ/FSSSHVAHKM93VMZ.SMALL.jpg NYCGardenDesign This Park Avenue roof deck features limestone-clad planters, patio, and fireplace.  The original brick around the fireplace was left intact and preserves a bit of the feel of old New York.  Custom-built benches run along one perimeter, backed by Himalyan white-stem birch trees.  This 1,200 square fo...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:46:59 PDT
Intelligent watering system with arduino... http://www.instructables.com/id/Intelligent-watering-system-with-arduino/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/H6AX/HKHPPC0O/F0SH6AXHKHPPC0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/H6AX/HKHPPC0O/F0SH6AXHKHPPC0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/H6AX/HKHPPC0O/F0SH6AXHKHPPC0O.SMALL.jpg borsaci06 In this instructable i wanted to share my automatic irrigation system using arduino, soil humidity sensor and a simple aquarium valve attached to a servo... Humidity sensor takes constant readings of the soil moisture and transfers to Arduino which controls a mini servo attached to a tiny valve. you...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:05:21 PDT
Rooftop Garden Design: Ohm Sweet Ohm http://www.instructables.com/id/Rooftop-Garden-Design-Ohm-Sweet-Ohm/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/CD7P/HKJTCHDS/F1UCD7PHKJTCHDS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/CD7P/HKJTCHDS/F1UCD7PHKJTCHDS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/CD7P/HKJTCHDS/F1UCD7PHKJTCHDS.SMALL.jpg NYCGardenDesign We designed this rooftop garden for a yoga studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side.   The planters are filled with beautiful, sinuous Japanese maples that were hand-selected for  grace and form.  A soft green layer of moss tops all of the planters, adding a wonderful finishing texture evocative of a f...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:30:22 PDT
NYC Landscape Design - Park Ave Roof Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/NYC-Landscape-Design-Park-Ave-Roof-Garden/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/MUIH/HKHPPDS2/FXRMUIHHKHPPDS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/MUIH/HKHPPDS2/FXRMUIHHKHPPDS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/MUIH/HKHPPDS2/FXRMUIHHKHPPDS2.SMALL.jpg NYCGardenDesign This Park Avenue roof garden features a built-in fireplace, inset jacuzzi, bluestone patio, custom-built wood planters and fencing, a kitchen with blue tile backsplash, and blue ceramic pots filled with boxwoods and flowers.  All of the plants are watered via drip irrigation lines that run discreetl...
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 14:24:33 PDT
NYC Landscape Design How-To: Rooftop Terrace Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/NYC-Garden-Design-How-To-Rooftop-Garden/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/CW35/HKCK2PP1/FQUCW35HKCK2PP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/CW35/HKCK2PP1/FQUCW35HKCK2PP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/CW35/HKCK2PP1/FQUCW35HKCK2PP1.SMALL.jpg NYCGardenDesign This wrap-around NYC roof garden design in the West Village features a 15'x30' custom-built planter made out of red cedar and filled with a lush mix of evergreens and flowers.  Plantings include boxwoods, spiral junipers, alberta spruces, and gold mop cypresses. The challenges we faced on this pre-...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:51:00 PDT
NYC Landscape Design - Rooftop Garden How-to http://www.instructables.com/id/NYC-Landscape-Design-Rooftop-Terrace-How-to/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/2UXW/HKBFGXFN/FW62UXWHKBFGXFN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/2UXW/HKBFGXFN/FW62UXWHKBFGXFN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/2UXW/HKBFGXFN/FW62UXWHKBFGXFN.SMALL.jpg NYCGardenDesign We designed this rooftop garden in TriBeCa using a combination of bluestone pavers and ipe decking for the floor.  The plantings are in a mix of grey fiberglass and high-fired Asian ceramic pots.  The high-fired pots are your best bet for outdoors because they are frost-resistant and can be left out...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:38:00 PDT
NYC Roof Garden Design - Contemporary Deck & Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/NYC-Roof-Garden-Design-Contemporary-Deck-Plant/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/03ZP/HK483OXN/FKC03ZPHK483OXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/03ZP/HK483OXN/FKC03ZPHK483OXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/03ZP/HK483OXN/FKC03ZPHK483OXN.SMALL.jpg NYCGardenDesign This roof garden design in Manhattan's West Village features a custom-built wood deck with matching planters made out of ipe, a hardwood with a 30-year life expectancy.  We used very thin wood planks on the planter facade for a very contemporary looking effect.  We planted bamboo on one side to prov...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:03:25 PDT
NYC Roof Garden Contemporary Design http://www.instructables.com/id/NYC-Roof-Garden-Design-Before-After/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/N0MY/HJKBVEFB/FKYN0MYHJKBVEFB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/N0MY/HJKBVEFB/FKYN0MYHJKBVEFB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/N0MY/HJKBVEFB/FKYN0MYHJKBVEFB.SMALL.jpg NYCGardenDesign This NYC custom roof garden design features contemporary looking wood planters, deck, and fence made out of ipe, a weather-resistant hardwood with a 30-year life expectancy.  Evergreens provide much needed privacy from a nearby building.  Other plantings in this garden include boxwoods, ornamental g...
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 15:06:38 PDT
Cheaper Than COPPER - Bottle Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheaper-Than-COPPER/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/52SS/HJ5ZYERG/FK052SSHJ5ZYERG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/52SS/HJ5ZYERG/FK052SSHJ5ZYERG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/52SS/HJ5ZYERG/FK052SSHJ5ZYERG.SMALL.jpg avacks This is easy and cheap. I used a 7' tube of 2'' PVC and cut one end at a 45 degree angle to put in ground and left about 24" up to bury. Cap off other end. Take a string and spiral around the "trunk" making a mark every 3'' as you work your way around and down. You make them as close or further apar...
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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:43:17 PDT
Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Planter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/OLGJ/HINO229F/F6COLGJHINO229F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/OLGJ/HINO229F/F6COLGJHINO229F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/OLGJ/HINO229F/F6COLGJHINO229F.SMALL.jpg Mystikal42069 This is the Planter I made for my seedlings.
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:05:16 PDT
Plant in a Glass Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-in-a-Glass-Bottle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/ODQE/HIDCOYN4/FEHODQEHIDCOYN4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/ODQE/HIDCOYN4/FEHODQEHIDCOYN4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/ODQE/HIDCOYN4/FEHODQEHIDCOYN4.SMALL.jpg lauristeffy The theme for this summer’s reading program was “Dig Deep, Read!”  So I figured we better do some type of project with dirt and planting.  I decided to try to make a unique planter using a glass bottle that could be hung or set on a ledge.  Things You'll Need:  Clear glass bottle (I used Snapple bo...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:57:23 PDT
Windmill Squirrel Deterrent http://www.instructables.com/id/Windmill-Squirrel-Deterrent/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/3442/HI3U4I43/FTC3442HI3U4I43.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/3442/HI3U4I43/FTC3442HI3U4I43.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/3442/HI3U4I43/FTC3442HI3U4I43.SMALL.jpg ojsefg Our favorite grind and brew coffee maker died and an idea was born. I salvaged the motor and stainless steel sides, and with a bit of scrap wood and a caster wheel, I was able to make this great wind mill.. So far, the  windmill has been able to keep the squirrels from eating from our hanging tomato...
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:00:30 PDT
Sustainable Roundabout http://www.instructables.com/id/Sustainable-Roundabout/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/YEKO/HHS9K7LI/FHGYEKOHHS9K7LI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/YEKO/HHS9K7LI/FHGYEKOHHS9K7LI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/YEKO/HHS9K7LI/FHGYEKOHHS9K7LI.SMALL.jpg rodrigolavallen This is a green urban design project were we use local average rainfall to irrigate the native species that create the landscape of the roundabout. Using recycled permeable pavements, rainfall will filter and store in the deposit that is located below the roundabout. All the ground (to make the hol...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:09:45 PDT
How to Replace A Lawn Mower Blade http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-A-Lawn-Mower-Blade-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/FWMX/HHOFXM9S/FTLFWMXHHOFXM9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/FWMX/HHOFXM9S/FTLFWMXHHOFXM9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/FWMX/HHOFXM9S/FTLFWMXHHOFXM9S.SMALL.jpg mrmowerparts Damaged mower blades can cause the mower to vibrate and cause damage and dull blades can cause irregular patterns in your grass which are Ugly. Mower blades can be sharpened a few times, but after the third of fourth sharpening they need to be replaced. If you need to replace a lawn mower blade, y...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 07:53:53 PDT
Barrel Wheelbarrow http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Wheelbarrow/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/KLDW/HH2VFS5A/FUEKLDWHH2VFS5A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/KLDW/HH2VFS5A/FUEKLDWHH2VFS5A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/KLDW/HH2VFS5A/FUEKLDWHH2VFS5A.SMALL.jpg HammerofGod This is my first instructable, so ill keep it sweet and simple. The pan on my old wheelbarrow busted and I did want to buy a new one. So I cut a plastic barrel I had laying around in two, added a plywood base, and bolted it down.
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 10:56:05 PDT
Making a Mushroom Log Overview http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Mushroom-Log-Overview/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/TI2M/HH2VNWLO/F4STI2MHH2VNWLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/TI2M/HH2VNWLO/F4STI2MHH2VNWLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/TI2M/HH2VNWLO/F4STI2MHH2VNWLO.SMALL.jpg kschweiglla Mushrooms are in the fungi kingdom. There are many different types of mushrooms in the world, but 700 are known for their medical use. In this instructable we will show you how to cultivate shiitake mushrooms, one of the most popular medicinal and edible mushrooms. Shiitake can help fight tumors and...
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Fri, 31 May 2013 10:22:19 PDT
Part F: Making a Mushroom Log, Harvesting and caring for a finished log http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-F-Making-a-Mushroom-Log-Harvesting-and-cari/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/QPTG/HH2VNS39/F0KQPTGHH2VNS39.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/QPTG/HH2VNS39/F0KQPTGHH2VNS39.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/QPTG/HH2VNS39/F0KQPTGHH2VNS39.SMALL.jpg kschweiglla Initiation: Once your mycelium has grown throughout the substrate and looks white you are ready to initiate fruiting.  To do this you will change light, Carbon Dioxide, and temperature levels 1. The log will fruit better if it senses a 12 hour light-dark cycle. So remove from dark incubator (Coole...
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Fri, 31 May 2013 10:20:25 PDT
Part A: Making a Mushroom log, Sterilizing Grain http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-A-Making-a-Mushroom-log-Sterilizing-Grain/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/MQUV/HH2VM8TT/FXCMQUVHH2VM8TT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/MQUV/HH2VM8TT/FXCMQUVHH2VM8TT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/MQUV/HH2VM8TT/FXCMQUVHH2VM8TT.SMALL.jpg kschweiglla Sterilizing the Grain The grain is the baby food for the mushrooms. Materials List: Millet, Rye, and Wheat seeds, Strainer, Pot, Lime Flour, Gypsum Flour, Marker, Towels, Pressure cooker, Scalpel, Beaker, Tin foil. 1)Soak Grain for 12-24 hours We tried both millet, rye and wheat seeds. We didn't ...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 12:39:00 PDT
Part C: Making a Mushroom log, Preparing to Bulk up Grain Spawn http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-C-Making-a-Mushroom-log-Preparing-to-Bulk-u/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EESF/HH2VK0X2/FMBEESFHH2VK0X2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EESF/HH2VK0X2/FMBEESFHH2VK0X2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EESF/HH2VK0X2/FMBEESFHH2VK0X2.SMALL.jpg kschweiglla Here's the link for Part A: http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-A-Making-a-Mushroom-log-Sterilizing-Grain/ Here's the link for Part B: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mushroom-log-from-Scratch-Bulking-u/ Here's the link for Part D: http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-B-Making-a-Mushr...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 12:30:03 PDT
Part D: Making a Mushroom log, Bulking up Grain Spawn http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-B-Making-a-Mushroom-log-Transferring-Myceli/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/KVXG/HFPTHRR2/FM1KVXGHFPTHRR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/KVXG/HFPTHRR2/FM1KVXGHFPTHRR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/KVXG/HFPTHRR2/FM1KVXGHFPTHRR2.SMALL.jpg kschweiglla Here's the Link for Part C: http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-C-Making-a-Mushroom-log-Preparing-to-Bulk-u/ Material list: Glove box, Sterilized Grain bags, Sterilized Scalpel, Hydrogen Peroxide,Gas lamp or lighter, Mycelium on Agar plates, Alcohol , Surgical Gloves, Cooler,  Reptile Heater, Bag ...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 12:19:14 PDT
WWII Military Mess Tray Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/WWII-Military-Mess-Tray-Planter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/FYVJ/HH2VL0KY/FNVFYVJHH2VL0KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/FYVJ/HH2VL0KY/FNVFYVJHH2VL0KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/FYVJ/HH2VL0KY/FNVFYVJHH2VL0KY.SMALL.jpg lmnopeas In honor of Memorial Day and all the men & women who have sacrificed their lives for our country, I have created a planter using an authentic WWII military mess tray. I picked the trays up at an Antique fair in Alameda, CA., which irionacally is on old Naval Base. These tray's were used in the 40's ...
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Sat, 25 May 2013 22:07:34 PDT
Easy Topsy Turvy Tomatoes for Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Topsy-Turvy-Tomatoes-for-Cheap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/VSQT/HH2KZXQD/FMFVSQTHH2KZXQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/VSQT/HH2KZXQD/FMFVSQTHH2KZXQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/VSQT/HH2KZXQD/FMFVSQTHH2KZXQD.SMALL.jpg MrAdventure Welcome, here's how to make your own Topsy Turvy's for the price of a five gallon bucket, a .99 cent hook, and a tomato plant (if you didn't grow it yourself.)  Indeterminate tomatoes don't stop at a certain height, so planting them upside down should give them a nice, easy way to grow as big as the...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 17:12:33 PDT
Adding machine planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-machine-planter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/STD0/HH119XJF/FN1STD0HH119XJF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/STD0/HH119XJF/FN1STD0HH119XJF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/STD0/HH119XJF/FN1STD0HH119XJF.SMALL.jpg knife141 What can you possibly do with an old vintage adding machine that no longer works?  Well, you can toss it in the trash, or you can make an interesting planter from it! I found an old broken adding machine at a flea market -- the machine didn't work (and was not worth fixing), but the plastic housing...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 18:20:00 PDT
Gardening for the beginner - How to grow lettuce http://www.instructables.com/id/Gardening-for-the-beginner-How-to-grow-lettuce/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/REZG/HGU2JTZ5/FNJREZGHGU2JTZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/REZG/HGU2JTZ5/FNJREZGHGU2JTZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/REZG/HGU2JTZ5/FNJREZGHGU2JTZ5.SMALL.jpg nadialtbr Yes, it seems too simple to be true! an instructable on growing lettuce?? but I've had people ask me how so many times, I gave in and made this instructable. You'll need a packet of lettuce seeds, good dirt and water. Easy right? 1- Find your good dirt spot in a sunny area. Lettuce will grow in th...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 13:12:50 PDT
Garden Bridge - Updated http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Bridge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/7CC5/HGT7SBZ5/FSS7CC5HGT7SBZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/7CC5/HGT7SBZ5/FSS7CC5HGT7SBZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/7CC5/HGT7SBZ5/FSS7CC5HGT7SBZ5.SMALL.jpg sleighbedguy I threw this bridge together in an evening to get rid of some scrap wood left over from construction on the house.  The lights were new as were some of the screws.  The majority of it was made from 2x12 yellow pine, with the deck made from cedar fencing.  The solar lights are from Harbor Freight, an...
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Fri, 17 May 2013 06:25:11 PDT