Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - gardening - garden - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 4 May 2016 06:48:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Natural and CHEAP Weed Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Natural-and-CHEAP-Weed-Control/
Natural and CHEAP Weed Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/RI9R/FVW217IX/FXERI9RFVW217IX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/RI9R/FVW217IX/FXERI9RFVW217IX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/RI9R/FVW217IX/FXERI9RFVW217IX.SMALL.jpg treesneedtobehugged I made this instructable to provide a option for people to move away from damaging chemical herbicide that destroy our environment everyday. This instructable shows how to make 3 natural, cheap, organic, and simple herbicides made from ingredients readily available at home and also CHEAP. This is a ...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 13:14:40 PDT
aquaponics the cheap easy way!! http://www.instructables.com/id/aquaponics-the-cheap-easy-way/
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Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:03:33 PDT
40+ Hacks for YOU (the Urban Gardener) http://www.instructables.com/id/40-Hacks-NO-Excuses/
40+ Hacks for YOU (the Urban Gardener) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/CV2S/IMZ65QWT/F8ACV2SIMZ65QWT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/CV2S/IMZ65QWT/F8ACV2SIMZ65QWT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/CV2S/IMZ65QWT/F8ACV2SIMZ65QWT.SMALL.jpg Meglymoo87 So you live in the city. You have a busy job...You're not home a lot...You go out on the weekends...You have no space to start a garden...You don't even have a yard...These are all urban gardening problems (and preventions from having a garden in the city), right?Well, not anymore! Here are 40+ urba...
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:15:58 PDT
How to Build a Simple and Basic Double Tomato Container with Water Resevoir http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Simple-and-Basic-Double-Tomato-Cont/
How to Build a Simple and Basic Double Tomato Container with Water Resevoir - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/LBHT/GXMS6EBF/FTZLBHTGXMS6EBF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/LBHT/GXMS6EBF/FTZLBHTGXMS6EBF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/LBHT/GXMS6EBF/FTZLBHTGXMS6EBF.SMALL.jpg TheRustedGarden Wow! A lot of words to say two five gallon paint buckets put together so you have a back-up water resevoir in the bottom. Tomatoes will grow really well in containers but you can't let them dry out even for a day. I recommend a 5 gallon bucket or larger. It is really hard to ensure you don't let con...
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Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:12:39 PST
Supercharge your Aerogarden with 50% more light and water flow http://www.instructables.com/id/Supercharge-your-Aerogarden-with-50-more-light-an/
Supercharge your Aerogarden with 50% more light and water flow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/R8MK/H6730W8F/FFVR8MKH6730W8F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/R8MK/H6730W8F/FFVR8MKH6730W8F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/R8MK/H6730W8F/FFVR8MKH6730W8F.SMALL.jpg ricksuiter The Aerogarden is a counter top hydroponic garden. I've had this one for several years and have grown herbs, jalapeno peppers, cherry tomatoes and lettuce in it, but it has left me wanting a more DIY approach rather than the standard kits that they sell for seeds and nutrients. The grow light bulbs...
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Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:53:24 PDT
How To Build A Raised Garden Bed CHEAP! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Raised-Garden-Bed-CHEAP/
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:18:15 PDT
Container gardening in small balcony or space http://www.instructables.com/id/Container-Gardening-in-Small-Balcony-or-Space/
Container gardening in small balcony or space - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8V1F/ILV8JTH0/FQ88V1FILV8JTH0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8V1F/ILV8JTH0/FQ88V1FILV8JTH0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8V1F/ILV8JTH0/FQ88V1FILV8JTH0.SMALL.jpg UrbanGarden If you happen to live in apartment or flat and have free space in balcony, you should really fill it with vegetables. It will make you happier and healthier. I will show you how easy it is! Write down what is currently available Measure what size is your balcony. Write down and measure all the po...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:28:11 PDT
How To Germinate Lilies http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Germinate-Lilies/
How To Germinate Lilies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/5QHF/FW4JU23U/F7G5QHFFW4JU23U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/5QHF/FW4JU23U/F7G5QHFFW4JU23U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/5QHF/FW4JU23U/F7G5QHFFW4JU23U.SMALL.jpg jtp139 Sorry, some of the photos aren't mine because I started this process last year and didn't know I'd be doing an Instructable. The photos are only to aid in the process.Lilies are perennials that grow from a bulb. But you can force a lily to grow a seed pod filled with up to 100 seeds you can plant a...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2009 05:54:44 PDT
DIY Bonsai from small tree http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bonsai-from-seeds-or-cutting/
DIY Bonsai from small tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/I6F9/FMEGFB0L/FIII6F9FMEGFB0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/I6F9/FMEGFB0L/FIII6F9FMEGFB0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/I6F9/FMEGFB0L/FIII6F9FMEGFB0L.SMALL.jpg Mr E Man What you will need.. Small tree (fig, maple, cumquats, pines, are most common) (I have used a miracle fruit tree, don't use a tree that has large fruit, they won't grow smaller.) Bonsai Tray Vermiculite Soil Strong Scissors or garden shears. Bendable wire (copper or aluminimum) Preferably 2 di...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2008 10:07:57 PDT
How To Make Paper Daisies http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Paper-Daisies/
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Sat, 9 Jan 2010 11:42:14 PST
How to build a Cold Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Cold-Frame/
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Sun, 4 Oct 2009 14:16:10 PDT
How To Paint Animals On Rocks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Paint-Animals-On-Rocks/
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Sat, 14 May 2011 15:42:18 PDT
TEENY TINY TERRARIUMS http://www.instructables.com/id/TINY-TERRARIUMS/
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:57:55 PDT
Build this Solar Powered Hydroponic Water Garden on Wheels - MUST READ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-This-Solar-Powered-Hydroponic-Water-Garden-o/
Build this Solar Powered Hydroponic Water Garden on Wheels - MUST READ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/YN4A/IJACFR6E/FYNYN4AIJACFR6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/YN4A/IJACFR6E/FYNYN4AIJACFR6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/YN4A/IJACFR6E/FYNYN4AIJACFR6E.SMALL.jpg MichaelK130 Build this amazing solar powered, completely self contained hydroponic garden and grow the largest flowers,the tastiest fruits and vegetables that you can actually live on year round. Designed for outdoor use it can just as easily be used indoors. This machine can be built in a few hours and is desi...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:20:42 PST
Homemade Acidic Fertilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Acidic-Fertilizer/
Homemade Acidic Fertilizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/XZIA/G962DJVB/FMIXZIAG962DJVB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/XZIA/G962DJVB/FMIXZIAG962DJVB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/XZIA/G962DJVB/FMIXZIAG962DJVB.SMALL.jpg bobbylion In fact plants acidic fertilizer is also important as that of organic fertilizers for plants (azaleas,roses,rhododendrons, blueberry, hibiscus and other acid-loving plants) needs acidic fertilizers.For instance,eggshells are almost 100% calcium carbonate, one of the main ingredients in agricultural ...
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Fri, 14 May 2010 02:12:36 PDT
How to make a 5* bug hotel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-5-bug-hotel/
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Tue, 6 Oct 2015 04:29:00 PDT
Organic Garden Nutrient Bomb http://www.instructables.com/id/Organic-Garden-Nutrient-Bomb/
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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:57:52 PDT
DIY Drip Irrigation Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drip-Irrigation-Bottles/
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Sun, 20 May 2012 17:49:51 PDT
Toilet Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-Garden/
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Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:41:57 PDT
How to repair a solar powered LED garden light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-a-solar-powered-LED-garden-light/
How to repair a solar powered LED garden light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/QGTE/FI8VJI3D/F2GQGTEFI8VJI3D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/QGTE/FI8VJI3D/F2GQGTEFI8VJI3D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/QGTE/FI8VJI3D/F2GQGTEFI8VJI3D.SMALL.jpg rhodesy This is a guide on how to repair your light if you have had it for a few years and the stress of the outdoors have caused it to stop working. Honestly, why won't cheap things last longer than five minutes? Take apart the light fitting. First of all, you need to take apart your light fitting. Usua...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2008 18:05:46 PDT
Simple easy to make weed killer. http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-easy-to-make-weed-killer/
Simple easy to make weed killer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/HGKF/G9NHHEFI/FV9HGKFG9NHHEFI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/HGKF/G9NHHEFI/FV9HGKFG9NHHEFI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/HGKF/G9NHHEFI/FV9HGKFG9NHHEFI.SMALL.jpg Computothought I had a real weed problem in the front yard and bed. The home owners assn threatened bloody murder if I did not take care of it. I searched the web and found a weed killer that puts the commercial stuff to shame and it is a lot safer on the environment. I have not had to weed in several months. It i...
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Tue, 1 Jun 2010 18:08:07 PDT
Build a Large Self Watering Garden & Greenhouse from Reused Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Large-Self-Watering-Garden-Greenhouse-from/
Build a Large Self Watering Garden & Greenhouse from Reused Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/02HZ/IC2A3OKM/FTO02HZIC2A3OKM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/02HZ/IC2A3OKM/FTO02HZIC2A3OKM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/02HZ/IC2A3OKM/FTO02HZIC2A3OKM.SMALL.jpg mustangcobrax This instructable shows how I built a versatile and low maintenance above ground garden & greenhouse. This garden planter is self-watering, moisture regulating, self-filling, self-protected, and portable (with help or equipment). While not totally free, I kept my costs to a minimum by using roughly ...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:08:54 PDT
Outdoor Pallet Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Pallet-Garden/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 20:42:11 PDT
Fake Stones http://www.instructables.com/id/Fake-Stones/
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 14:24:22 PDT
Flexible And Light Stone Material http://www.instructables.com/id/Flexible-And-Light-Stone-Material/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:01:13 PDT
Flexible Stone Pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Flexible-Stone-Pots/
Flexible Stone Pots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/9SFS/IBRRY8KD/FNY9SFSIBRRY8KD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/9SFS/IBRRY8KD/FNY9SFSIBRRY8KD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/9SFS/IBRRY8KD/FNY9SFSIBRRY8KD.SMALL.jpg Joekevdv Looking for a way to decorate your garden or house? These pots have a stone look, are flexible and light and the best thing: they are easy and fun to make!The pots are made from a material I call "sandy foam". A combination of expanding foam and sand. More explanation about the material I used for t...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:04:31 PDT
Pollinating Tomatoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Pollinating-Tomatoes/
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Sun, 1 Jun 2008 15:58:14 PDT
Reservoir Bins make gardening easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Reservoir-Bins-make-gardening-easy/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:12:29 PDT
Simple one pallet planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-one-pallet-planter/
Simple one pallet planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/93X4/IBC1VQHM/FMZ93X4IBC1VQHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/93X4/IBC1VQHM/FMZ93X4IBC1VQHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/93X4/IBC1VQHM/FMZ93X4IBC1VQHM.SMALL.jpg Barry Neeson Well it's summer time or at least what passes for it here in Scotland and what better time to revamp the garden.This instructable is part of my fiance and I's plan to revamp our back garden on a budget and we have kicked off by re-purposing some pallets into planters. Given that pallets are generall...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:17:53 PDT
Self-Watering Terrarium! http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Terrarium/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:36:07 PDT
Backyard Raspberries http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Raspberries/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:56:00 PDT
Yet Another Self Watering Container http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Self-Watering-Container/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:06:54 PDT
5 Minute, 5 Dollar Worm Farm http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-5-Dollar-Worm-Farm/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 19:42:34 PDT
Creating a bee house http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-bee-house/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 08:34:04 PDT
Countertop Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Countertop-Greenhouse/
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Sun, 31 Dec 2006 19:11:25 PST
Easy Garden Key Hide http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Garden-Key-Hide/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 21:46:50 PDT
Barrel Gardens: Big Value in a Small Package http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Gardens-Big-Value-in-a-Small-Package/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 19:50:17 PDT
Make Yourself an Olla (Oy-Uh!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Yourself-an-Olla-Oy-Uh/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 09:33:15 PDT
Getting Started Square Foot Gardening http://www.instructables.com/id/Above-Ground-Square-Inch-Gardening/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 05:31:57 PDT
Garden Walk reconstitution http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Walk-reconstitution/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 21:02:34 PDT
3m Geodesic Dome Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/3m-Geodesic-Dome-Greenhouse/
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Fri, 1 May 2015 13:39:44 PDT
Garden Plant Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Plant-Stand/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:43:57 PDT
30 Gallon Water Barel Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/30-Gallon-Water-Barel-Planter/
30 Gallon Water Barel Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/K1LT/I916GESK/FCYK1LTI916GESK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/K1LT/I916GESK/FCYK1LTI916GESK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/K1LT/I916GESK/FCYK1LTI916GESK.SMALL.jpg kekoch2 How To Build A Planter Out Of A 30 Gallon Water Barrel:Caution: Requires use of tools and safety gear may be needed. Materials Needed Power DrillJigsaw1/8 Pre Drill Bit (needed to make drainage holes)Circular Saw30 Gallon Water Barrel: (Note: You can get a water barrel from your local car wash)6 ...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:59:52 PDT
Slate Plant Pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Slate-Plant-Pots/
Slate Plant Pots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/3MCQ/GWKKMCSW/FX73MCQGWKKMCSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/3MCQ/GWKKMCSW/FX73MCQGWKKMCSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/3MCQ/GWKKMCSW/FX73MCQGWKKMCSW.SMALL.jpg jonnyd55 A very low cost and very easy project anyone can make, great activity to get your kids involved in as they are soooo proud of making a quality gift that looks like it was professionally made.  All you need is the following Materials: Reclaimed slate tiles 30p each (reclamation yard, ebay, old roof...
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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:16:25 PST
Harvest Basket (Garden Trug) http://www.instructables.com/id/Harvest-Basket-Garden-Trug/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:16:45 PDT
Transform your deck into an alternating flower garden. http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-your-deck-into-an-alternating-flower-gar/
Transform your deck into an alternating flower garden. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/M6LT/FVMV8MVI/FUHM6LTFVMV8MVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/M6LT/FVMV8MVI/FUHM6LTFVMV8MVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/M6LT/FVMV8MVI/FUHM6LTFVMV8MVI.SMALL.jpg 247guy All of us want a beautiful deck, and one easy way to enhance a deck is to add flowers. By using a specific group of flowers, and limited supplies; you can easily transform your deck into a flower garden. By day, it will display one type of flowers, yet by night it will show a completely different t...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2009 16:27:28 PDT
DIY Hoop House Cold Frame For Gardening http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hoop-House-Cold-Frame-For-Gardening/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:38:55 PST
Grow a Big Organic Tomato Garden Without Tilling http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-a-Big-Organic-Tomato-Garden-Without-Tilling/
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 20:23:32 PST
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