Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - gardening - recycle Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:01:19 PST BLOX v1.01 Scrap Wood to Shed Complex
Scrap Wood to Shed Complex - More DIY How To Projects]]> CovMakerDad I decided to build my own shed because I wanted good quality at an affordable price. I wanted a shed that would resist the weather and elements, that would be difficult for thieves or vandals to break into, and that would be still standing in fifty years time... I wanted a shed I could pass onto fut...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:26:15 PDT
Build a Large Self Watering Garden & Greenhouse from Reused Materials
Build a Large Self Watering Garden & Greenhouse from Reused Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Outdoor Pallet Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> veryrealperson This instructable will show you how a pallet garden can be constructed. Super low cost, primarily recycled, materials and a little elbow grease create a oasis in your backyard that will supply you with produce all year round if you so choose.We hope you enjoy! Please vote for us at the top right or ...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 20:42:11 PDT
Glass Jar Greenhouse
Glass Jar Greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> dklafe 1. Build a wooden frame - I used 10x10cm fence posts.2. Collect a lot of glass jars - I asked my office canteen to save their empty jars for me.3. Stack the jars with the open end inwards inside the wooden frame.4. Fill the gaps between the jars with moss - depending on where you live you may want ...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 05:08:17 PDT
Jeans tool belt
Jeans tool belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChiaraC A very easy way to make a hardy toolbelt in no time. Materials an old pair of jeans scissors The cut Cut the legs of the jeans following the dashed line on the picture. Start from the inner part and be careful not to cut the pockets: you will need them!Cut the zipper to fully open the trouse...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 11:04:08 PDT
Planta Rhei: everything flows.
Planta Rhei: everything flows. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChiaraC How to make a nice and colorful panel of plants without having to spend lot of time watering it. What you need pallet (I found a small one, that is better suited for me, because I have little space available) hangable small containers (BYGEL by IKEA or similar, the important thing is that th...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 08:52:44 PDT
Barrel Gardens: Big Value in a Small Package
Barrel Gardens: Big Value in a Small Package - More DIY How To Projects]]> MechEngineerMike Barrel gardens are really good at two things compared to other gardens:1. Reducing water consumption by catching excess water that can be reused.2. Cramming a lot of plants into a small space.Being an apartment dweller that second point really sealed the deal for me. I LOVE spending time outside gar...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 19:50:17 PDT
Garden Plant Stand
Garden Plant Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd The plant stand shown in this instructable grows edibles in a compact vertical space. We use the planter to grow herbs and edibles on the deck close at hand to the kitchen and the grill. In the containers we have mint, pineapple sage, marjoram, oregano and two other types of sage. The plants that...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:43:57 PDT
Tub Garden
Tub Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> Verga For many people tearing up the backyard for a garden is not really an option, this presents you with a low cost easy to build alternative.Warning: Woodworking is inherently dangerous. You are using sharp tools some of them spinning at large RPM's. You need to be wearing eye protection at all times, ...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 06:02:29 PDT
DIY Recycled Drink Can Seed Starters
DIY Recycled Drink Can Seed Starters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Auberrie Things you'll need-Old Soda cans-Cutting instruments -A Drill & bit-Painters tape -Soil (I used soil especially for seed starting)-Seeds -Water-Some sort of tray for drainage -A marker for labeling Drilling This was the most difficult part of this little project. I highly recommend that drilling...
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:01:58 PDT
Harvest Basket (Garden Trug)
Harvest Basket (Garden Trug) - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
KFC Go Cup Greenhouse
KFC Go Cup Greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> scourtois Have you ever looked at garbage on your car floor and thought "hey, i could probably grow things in that"? Well i had that thought today looking at my husbands garbage on my cars floor from KFC. Perhaps you've heard of their Go Cups? Smart design to keep your different entrees apart from each other ...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:04:36 PST
Herbs Stabilizer
Herbs Stabilizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Engineer of None This DIY stabilizer keeps the herbs up right and prevent the stems of breaking apart, so it's nice to have a stabilizer to rest, and at the same time gives me more space on the pot to plant more herbs, win win situationOn this quick project i recycle and repurpose a handel of a water bottle to make ...
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:49:23 PST
single tea light heater
single tea light heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stan1y the 4 tea light & flower pot heater I did my first instructable on a year or so ago has proved too large to use in a cold frame to keep it frost free. This is a quickly produced heater that uses a single 8 hour duration tea light as fuel. materials 8 hour tea light.tin can it fits in.larger diame...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:27:37 PST
Up-Cycle Plastic Bottle to Planter
Up-Cycle Plastic Bottle to Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> bwilsonvi This is an easy way to up-cycle a plastic bottle. With very little effort and time we can easily create a simple planter with a drainage reservoir. Get hold of an empty plastic bottle Any size should work. Rinse bottle to prepare for next step. Cut bottle into two pieces Take a sharp tool of y...
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:43:59 PST
Umbrella watered plant
Umbrella watered plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> vatkin In this instructable I will show you how to build an umbrella stand built in to a plant pot, all the excess rain water left on your umbrellas will be used for watering the plant. This serves both as a nice design for an umbrella stand as well as way to collect and re-purpose all that rain water with...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:07:42 PST
My hanging garden
My hanging garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> DK-learningbydoing I live in a small apartment high ceilings and a sleeping loft. I have a big skylight turning south, so most of the year there is a lot of sunlight in the apartment. This gave me the idea to grow different plants in flower boxes hanging from the railing.We had some spare ceiling planks after renovati...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:34:14 PST
Gatorade Planter
Gatorade Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> d_salce84 In this instructable i'm up-cycling the small Gatorade bottles into a hanging planter. Here is what you need:Gatorade bottles (I used the small ones)zip tiesboardsmall metal peg sheetsscrewstools:Rulerelectric drilldrill bit razor blade Drill holes in cap Drill small holes onto the top of the Gat...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 20:39:24 PDT
Bio Degradable Plant Pot
Bio Degradable Plant Pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jonathanrjpereira What Is a Bio- Degradable Plant Pot?A Bio Degradable Plant pot is a pot made from materials that naturally disintegrate after a particular period of time and merge with the soil. The paper used is also Recycled newspaper which makes this a Green Instructable. The Bio Degradable plant pot is designe...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:23:58 PDT
Upcycling a bottle into a hanging pot
Upcycling a bottle into a hanging pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> advaym A hanging bottle pot is the perfect way to recycle an empty plastic bottle into something useful and creative! Not only does it prevent bottles from ending up in garbage cans, it is also an easy DIY project that can help you hang plants all around your house. Moreover, it takes less than 15-minutes ...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:07:30 PDT
Repurposed Turtle Sandbox to Planting Ring
Repurposed Turtle Sandbox to Planting Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> nevets_mcd IntroTurn an old Little Tikes turtle sand box into a planting ring.Recently I bought a house and the previous owners left behind a Little Tikes turtle sand box. I don’t have children so my uses for a green plastic turtle are limited. I kept looking at this turtle every time I had to mow around it an...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:34:47 PDT
Indoor Vertical Garden with recycled bottles
Indoor Vertical Garden with recycled bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmoonen This is my first instructable. Enjoy it and I am always open for feedback. I saw this great Instructable and since I don't have acces to the outside I wanted to make one that fitted on my windowsill. It turned out to be quite easy and fun. Please read everything before you start. Otherwise you m...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 04:33:31 PDT
DIY Flower Box Planter Video
DIY Flower Box Planter Video - More DIY How To Projects]]> GardenFork Here is a Flower Box we made from recycled vegetable crates we got from our local grocery. It seems that most stores throw these out, so as the people in the produce department if they have any of the wooden creates, I imagine they will give them to you. We use landscape fabric, aka weed barrier, to...
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Tue, 6 May 2014 18:04:25 PDT
Umbrella Bird Feeder
Umbrella Bird Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> umbrella upcycle This is an awesome way to reuse a broken umbrella! The metal frame provides a perfect place for birds to perch, and the colorful fabric is an eye-catching garden decoration. Cleaning is a breeze too - simply spray with a hose, let air-dry, and then refill with seed.(This project is part of my Girl...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:46:07 PDT
Faux Stone Bench and Planter
Faux Stone Bench and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow!
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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)
Plant tower made out of PVC pipe (15 pockets) - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Instant Hanging Garden
Instant Hanging Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Paper pots for quicker production and maximum capacity - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Mini Recycled Greenhouse
Mini Recycled Greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> Turnpike7a A DIY recycled Greenhouse made from those nasty styrofoam egg cartons. What to do... With having ducks and chickens that produce eggs for resale, the obvious need for egg cartons is there. So trying to keep costs down I frequent craigslist for extra "free" cartons. Most of the time I get the pape...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 13:26:54 PDT
Carrots in a Bottle (Updated on 2/24/2014)
Carrots in a Bottle (Updated on 2/24/2014) - More DIY How To Projects]]> NuclearNick Carrots in a Bottle, is an easy, fun, creative, and sustainable way to grow carrots at home while recycling. This will make delicious carrots for any dish, just remember that the larger variety carrots will need a bottle with a wider mouth or have the top removed. If you have a bottle with a small o...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:39:27 PST
Tall Tree Pots For Date Palms Or Whatever
Tall Tree Pots For Date Palms Or Whatever - More DIY How To Projects]]> JonasCole I know PVC pipe isn't cheap but there's usually off cuts in bins around construction sites.I made these because I needed tall pots to accommodate for long taproots such as the ones on date palms, and take up a lot less space than big fat pots. the cool thing about this idea is you can make any lengt...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 20:51:53 PST
DIY attractive Planters from Junk
DIY attractive Planters from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> bhvm Be it an Unattractive Corner, Atop a boring table, Ignored Wall, or Smack in the middle of your hall, Plants can instantly add a dash of zest to your life! They suck out VOCs and pollutants and give out fresh, pure air to keep us healthy. And they are very good at helping your mood as well! All sai...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:58:50 PST
Rain Gutter Garden Planter Troughs
Rain Gutter Garden Planter Troughs - More DIY How To Projects]]> MossdaleMakerspace Here's a great way to repurpose those spare bits of rain gutter from that construction site down the street. These trough planters are a great addition to any garden. Here's how I made mine using only the left over materials from other projects. Collect Tools & Materials If you have a constructio...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:33:01 PST
vertical window planter
vertical window planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> foobear Everyone likes to put plants on their windowsill.  But why not take advantage of the light along the sides of the windows? here's one way Cast of characters inexpensive curtain tension rod $3-$5.  Get one that will fit inside your window's vertical height 2 extra inches or more 8-10 empty plasti...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 14:25:23 PST
Eco-Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> LeBlake Right off the bat, I know what you're thinking (that is, unless my psychic powers are misleading me). You're thinking, "Blake! How can a garden be ECO? I mean, isn't just having a garden pretty eco-friendly in itself?" Why yes, (lets pick a nice nickname for you, gotta be gender neutral... Jack? Ja...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 19:25:12 PDT
Beehive made from tyres
Beehive made from tyres - More DIY How To Projects]]> nathan nash Me and my friend made this beehive out of old tires over 2 weekend. But with better tools and the help of this instructable you could easily make it over one weekend. Want to help out the bees but don't want to built a beehive then check out- Materials Materials  3 or 4 ti...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:44:36 PDT
Plants in Bottles
Plants in Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> notforfooduse These plants in bottles are essentially DIY terraria in bottles. They look quite good and are very simple to make with whatever bottles you might have lying around. I made these one afternoon with my cousin and he really enjoyed it! Obviously, this is not the first terrarium-themed instructable. In...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:46:37 PDT
Plant in a Glass Bottle
Plant in a Glass Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Recycled Rolling Plant Stand Hack NelsonStudios I had this old mop bucket kicking around but didn't know what to do with it.  Then it hit me, I need a cool, study rolling plant stand for a massive banana planter we have.  Bingo.  I used a simple angle grinder with a metal cutting blade to slice it off.  Just remember to use eye and ear protection...
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:00:51 PDT
Newspaper Planters
Newspaper Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwesomeApothems Today, we're going to teach you how to be green while planting. While you'd normally have plastic planters or pots to throw away after you planted your flowers, using this idea, this will not be an issue. Not only will you be saving many plastic planters, but you will also be able to reuse many news...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 04:25:53 PDT
Upcycled Auto-Watering Garden Aliens
Upcycled Auto-Watering Garden Aliens - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheProcrastibaker These little guys are sure to abduct your heart.  They're simply out of this world! These aliens work just like watering globes such as aquaglobes, but they can be made from recycled green glass bottles! They are perfect for smaller container plants such as herbs or flowers, and excellent indoors ...
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 17:17:35 PDT
PULLEY PLANTER - More DIY How To Projects]]> tryitnow This is my vintage pulley planter that is very cheap and easy to make.  I found the pulley at a yard sale. I purchased a couple feet of rope and a plant at a local store. WHAT YOU NEED What you need is an old wooden pulley, which can be found at many yard sales, a couple feet of rope and a plan...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 15:01:39 PDT
Upcycled Wine Bottle Watering
Upcycled Wine Bottle Watering - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheProcrastibaker In this instructable, I'm going to teach you how to turn wine into water! Or at the very least, teach you how to upcycle wine bottles into an automatic watering system for your garden. These work on the same principle as the glass watering bulbs for gardens (such as Aquaglobes.) These are PERFECT...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 13:37:50 PDT
R.P.C.B (Recycled Pallet Compost Box)
R.P.C.B (Recycled Pallet Compost Box) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ancaf33 This is how I made my compost box out of pallets. I even used the nails that held together the pallet. What you'll need: Pallets (obviously) Hammer (helps a lot) Saw (not the movie) Let's get crackin' shall we? Begin by hammering of the wood from the pallets and removing the nails from them. ...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:50:49 PDT
How to make your own seed-starter cups- That are GOOD for plants!
How to make your own seed-starter cups- That are GOOD for plants! - More DIY How To Projects]]> UnknownAmy A way to use recycled materials to make your own free seed cups. These are biodegradable, so there is no transplant shock, and include some coffee grounds for a natural nutrient source as the seeds grow! So far I have had great luck with these little cups- the seeds love them. Inspired by a need for...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:30:12 PDT
Milk carton seedling container
Milk carton seedling container - More DIY How To Projects]]> Throwing away your milk cartons? Try this before you do. They'll make a nice seedling container. All you need is: - milk carton - knive - soil - seeds... Cut the milk carton Couldn't be easier. Cut away one side. Leave an edge, that makes it stronger. Fill with soil and sow self-explanatory ...

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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:12:23 PDT
Soda can seedling container
Soda can seedling container - More DIY How To Projects]]> You can re-use a lot of small containers to use as seedling containers. From egg cartons to yoghurt pots. I use soda cans for my seedlings. I'll show you how. It's easy. All you need is: - some empty soda cans - scissors that can cut trough the soda can - soil - seeds - water and a self made wateri...

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:34:15 PDT
Recycled box seed starter
Recycled box seed starter - More DIY How To Projects]]> starr13 As Spring starts to arrive many of us like to get seeds started indoors to make sure they take but seed starter kits can get expensive depending on where you shop and how much room you have to grow. But with this little trick you can save money, recycle and create your own mulch additive all at the ...
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:49:51 PDT
Toilet Paper Seedling Pots - Ultimate Recycle
Toilet Paper Seedling Pots - Ultimate Recycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> foodplotsurvival It's time to start thinking about the garden and momma has done a great job of saving the paper towel tubes for our recycle project. The end of February is my least favorite time of year, deer season is a distant memory and spring plowing is just wishful thinking. So, my little helper and I decided...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 03:37:05 PST