Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - gardening - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:57:26 PST BLOX v1.01 A Connected Greenhouse for Easy and Productive Gardening http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Connected-Greenhouse-for-Easy-and-Productive-Gar/
A Connected Greenhouse for Easy and Productive Gardening - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/9BNV/IGB6AOZO/FIG9BNVIGB6AOZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/9BNV/IGB6AOZO/FIG9BNVIGB6AOZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/9BNV/IGB6AOZO/FIG9BNVIGB6AOZO.SMALL.jpg myfood The myfood gardening system makes it possible to reclaim your food production in 4 simple steps. Once installed you will only need 20 minutes a day to produce all the vegetables you and your family eat in 24 square meters. We minimize upkeep by using automation and increase production by combining p...
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:17:10 PDT
Self composting indoor garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Composting-Indoor-Garden/
Self composting indoor garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/UOPS/IIQEALQD/FBCUOPSIIQEALQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/UOPS/IIQEALQD/FBCUOPSIIQEALQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/UOPS/IIQEALQD/FBCUOPSIIQEALQD.SMALL.jpg snowboardnpete This system is a self-composting indoor garden. The purpose was put be able to grow veggies at home and reduce waste by composting the kitchen scraps. Since the garden will produce foods it was important to use only organic materials such as soil, kitchen wastes and glue for the PVC/bucket joint. Vo...
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Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:40:06 PST
Terra Cotta Pot Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Terra-Cotta-Pot-Repair/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2008 10:24:19 PDT
36 Cool Indoor Garden Ideas to Grow Food http://www.instructables.com/id/36-Cool-Indoor-Garden-Ideas-to-Grow-Food/
36 Cool Indoor Garden Ideas to Grow Food - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/5OPV/IJKEOEM7/FLF5OPVIJKEOEM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/5OPV/IJKEOEM7/FLF5OPVIJKEOEM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/5OPV/IJKEOEM7/FLF5OPVIJKEOEM7.SMALL.jpg mart33n33 Not long ago, we all produced our own food. With Donald Trump leading the election, it might be a good idea to brush up on your apocalypse-living skills. Here are 36 things you need to know to quickly get started. Indoor gardening can be complex, but need not be First off, indoor gardens can b...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:26:17 PST
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
Arduino sprinkler valves + wifi + twitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-sprinkler-valves-wifi/
Arduino sprinkler valves + wifi + twitter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/5BRM/GNVIDHJY/FWE5BRMGNVIDHJY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/5BRM/GNVIDHJY/FWE5BRMGNVIDHJY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/5BRM/GNVIDHJY/FWE5BRMGNVIDHJY.SMALL.jpg nicoo [Edit: I made the hardware part more compact by using a relay shield. If you plan on using 4 relays or less, then have a look here...] This is my first post so... be brutal ! I have a small yard with a very odd shape, well... L-shaped really and not enough pressure at the tap to be able to water i...
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Thu, 19 May 2011 16:05:19 PDT
Homemade Acidic Fertilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Acidic-Fertilizer/
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Fri, 14 May 2010 02:12:36 PDT
Make Garden Soil from ALMOST any Dirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Garden-Soil-from-any-Dirt/
Make Garden Soil from ALMOST any Dirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/TD74/G6MPPVAP/FOXTD74G6MPPVAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/TD74/G6MPPVAP/FOXTD74G6MPPVAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/TD74/G6MPPVAP/FOXTD74G6MPPVAP.SMALL.jpg brian3140      This is a general guide to preparing dirt for gardening.  All the instruction you need for a given type of dirt is put into one "step" of this instructable. So identify what type of dirt you have then open that "step" for further instruction. Materials: -Your existing Dirt -Compost -Sand, Pera...
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 15:13:22 PDT
Re-Pot An Orchid, So You NEVER Over Water Again (recycle/reuse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Pot-An-Orchid-So-You-NEVER-Over-Water-Again-r/
Re-Pot An Orchid, So You NEVER Over Water Again (recycle/reuse) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/20XX/H1AH6I6T/FOO20XXH1AH6I6T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/20XX/H1AH6I6T/FOO20XXH1AH6I6T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/20XX/H1AH6I6T/FOO20XXH1AH6I6T.SMALL.jpg MaryT8M You've heard the expression that something was "LOVED" to death......well that is what frequently happens to orchids. Their owners LOVE them to death. Orchids really do thrive on benign neglect. Orchids thrive through all kinds of conditions, yet once people get their hands on them they can easily d...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:07:51 PDT
Make Paper That Grows - Recycle, Renew, and Plant It In The Ground http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Paper-That-Grows-Recycle-Renew-and-Plant--1/
Make Paper That Grows - Recycle, Renew, and Plant It In The Ground - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/AE69/FVOEZ8AR/FTGAE69FVOEZ8AR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/AE69/FVOEZ8AR/FTGAE69FVOEZ8AR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/AE69/FVOEZ8AR/FTGAE69FVOEZ8AR.SMALL.jpg DebH57 How many tons of junk mail do we get over the course of a week across America? Everyone wants to sell you everything and has the solution to any problem you can think of and it fills our trashcans and landfills. Here#25;s a way to put that junk mail to a good use and spare the overburdened landfills...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 02:56:04 PDT
Water Bottle Hummingbird Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Bottle-Hummingbird-Feeder/
Water Bottle Hummingbird Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/AMW7/FPWWQDI8/FZ5AMW7FPWWQDI8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/AMW7/FPWWQDI8/FZ5AMW7FPWWQDI8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/AMW7/FPWWQDI8/FZ5AMW7FPWWQDI8.SMALL.jpg Brennn10 Hummingbird feeders can get pretty expensive. I decided to build one for less than $8.00! What can be more green that feeding a beautiful specie of nature, while recycling at the same time! Materials and Tools I found all of the materials other than the water bottle, at my local Lowes. You can...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:01:33 PST
Make your own Greenhouse (Construct, Plant and Care) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Greenhouse-Construct-Plant-and-Care/
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:21:14 PST
Baling Fall Leaves http://www.instructables.com/id/Baling-Fall-Leaves/
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 23:05:08 PST
Remove Bushes and Stumps the Easy Way with a Farm Jack (AKA Hi-Lift Jack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Bushes-and-Stumps-the-Easy-Way-With-a-Farm-/
Remove Bushes and Stumps the Easy Way with a Farm Jack (AKA Hi-Lift Jack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/2WOR/II3JASEC/FMH2WORII3JASEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/2WOR/II3JASEC/FMH2WORII3JASEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/2WOR/II3JASEC/FMH2WORII3JASEC.SMALL.jpg melarky We recently bought a 100 year old house, and the previous owners loved unruly bushes and trees. We had quite a few that were touching the roof of the house or spilling over onto the neighbors driveway, so we decided to get rid of the bushes and trees we didn't want.If you have ever dug up even a m...
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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 22:07:38 PST
How to make a simple Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-Terrarium/
How to make a simple Terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/17XH/G43EBHXF/F3Y17XHG43EBHXF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/17XH/G43EBHXF/F3Y17XHG43EBHXF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/17XH/G43EBHXF/F3Y17XHG43EBHXF.SMALL.jpg Asura-Valkyrie This instructable is about how to make a simple Terrarium. Making Terrariums can be as simple or as complex as you would like them to be but always remember these three things in your design: 1. Base your plants and how many off the container you use 2. Generally, no fertilizer should be used with ...
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Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:10:45 PST
Home DIY gravity drip irrigation for herbs and plants http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-DIY-gravity-drip-irrigation-for-herbs-and-pla/
Home DIY gravity drip irrigation for herbs and plants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/P803/IGZGUBSV/FK5P803IGZGUBSV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/P803/IGZGUBSV/FK5P803IGZGUBSV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/P803/IGZGUBSV/FK5P803IGZGUBSV.SMALL.jpg kboo1 Set up a cheap precision drip gravity irrigation system for indoors / hi-rise home~- Low maintenance self-watering for vacations- Precise customized delivery of water to plants- Vehicle for precise, uniform fertilizer delivery- Cheap readily available / recycled parts- Eco-friendly. Zero energy use,...
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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 08:51:01 PST
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
A Grass/Leaf Catcher for Your Riding Mower http://www.instructables.com/id/A-GrassLeaf-Catcher-for-Your-Riding-Mower/
A Grass/Leaf Catcher for Your Riding Mower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/GR3I/GFRWQZBM/FW1GR3IGFRWQZBM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/GR3I/GFRWQZBM/FW1GR3IGFRWQZBM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/GR3I/GFRWQZBM/FW1GR3IGFRWQZBM.SMALL.jpg bikeframe There has been a previous Ible describing how to make a trailer-style leaf catcher for a riding mower. http://www.instructables.com/id/Leaf-catcher-2000/ This Ible describes a grass/leaf catcher that sits on a platform attached to the rear of the mower. This is the same idea, different approach. ...
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Fri, 5 Nov 2010 12:50:46 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
Homemade Gutter Cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Gutter-Cleaner/
Homemade Gutter Cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/VBUU/HNP960HY/FO1VBUUHNP960HY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/VBUU/HNP960HY/FO1VBUUHNP960HY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/VBUU/HNP960HY/FO1VBUUHNP960HY.SMALL.jpg jalmada One of the periodic chores I really do not relish doing is to clear gutters of leaves and sticks in the fall. Blowing the leaves out on top of the roof made a big mess and cost me more time that I felt was needed. There had to be a better way. And I found it. This year, I decided to stop risking li...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 19:37:44 PST
Fastest Growing TREE - Empress Tree (Paulownia Shantong) from seed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fastest-Growing-TREE-Empress-Tree-Paulownia-Shanto/
Fastest Growing TREE - Empress Tree (Paulownia Shantong) from seed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/CW4O/IFMTS2W7/FHCCW4OIFMTS2W7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/CW4O/IFMTS2W7/FHCCW4OIFMTS2W7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/CW4O/IFMTS2W7/FHCCW4OIFMTS2W7.SMALL.jpg Team Z - Please inform yourself whether you are allowed to plant this tree in your state. It could possibly be invasive -Let`s make the world a healthier place. Trees are the lungs of our planet, but a lot of them are beeing cut down, especially in the rainforest. But we can make a change and grow some on ...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:04:46 PDT
Adding 'Oomph' to the Garden Solar Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Oomph-to-the-Garden-Solar-Light/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2008 22:07:06 PDT
Home made Hydro Power System http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Hydro-Power-System/
Home made Hydro Power System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/71O2/FIRYG7MV/FA671O2FIRYG7MV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/71O2/FIRYG7MV/FA671O2FIRYG7MV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/71O2/FIRYG7MV/FA671O2FIRYG7MV.SMALL.jpg leifjohnston At Fuelternatives we are trying to help consumers find solutions to allow them to use alternative energy sources. We have been working on some experiments to that end and this is one of them...In an effort to extend the offerings here, I thought it would be neat to include the basics for a hydro ele...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2008 10:12:13 PDT
Grafting Made Simple http://www.instructables.com/id/Grafting-Made-Simple/
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Fri, 18 Jan 2008 14:39:47 PST
Preserving Nature with Spray Paint ... Really! http://www.instructables.com/id/Preserving-Nature-with-Spray-Paint-Really/
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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:51:44 PDT
Sprouting Chia and Other Small Seeds http://www.instructables.com/id/Sprouting-Chia-and-Other-Small-Seeds/
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Wed, 15 May 2013 17:43:05 PDT
DIY Drip Irrigation Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drip-Irrigation-Bottles/
DIY Drip Irrigation Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/72RL/H1YOIWMS/F5672RLH1YOIWMS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/72RL/H1YOIWMS/F5672RLH1YOIWMS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/72RL/H1YOIWMS/F5672RLH1YOIWMS.SMALL.jpg craftknowitall Vine garden plants, like pumpkins, zucchini, cantaloupe etc. don’t do well with sprinkler systems.  They like just their roots watered.  Also we live in a state that is a desert and is approaching its 7th or 8th year of draught.  So we need to control our water consumption even that used to water ...
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Sun, 20 May 2012 17:49:51 PDT
Modern Concrete Planter Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Concrete-Planter-Box/
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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:49:43 PDT
Grow your own Airplant! http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-your-own-Airplant/
Grow your own Airplant! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/4782/FWX11KMH/FFQ4782FWX11KMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/4782/FWX11KMH/FFQ4782FWX11KMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/4782/FWX11KMH/FFQ4782FWX11KMH.SMALL.jpg Rotten194 Have you always wanted houseplants, but worried about dirt in the carpets, bugs in the dirt, and just general annoyance when you flood the pot too much, pouring muddy water over your new carpet? Are you just generally fed up with flowers in your home? Want to break out with a plant that makes your f...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2009 18:06:00 PDT
Toilet Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-Garden/
Toilet Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/2IDF/IEFZUQ1L/FY52IDFIEFZUQ1L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/2IDF/IEFZUQ1L/FY52IDFIEFZUQ1L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/2IDF/IEFZUQ1L/FY52IDFIEFZUQ1L.SMALL.jpg CobyUnger Where are the two best places to sit and think? In the garden and on the toilet you say? I agree. Now, lets create the ultimate thinking spot.The Toilet Garden is a self watering, maintenance free planter for your bathroom. Grow echinacea, aloe, arnica, lemon balm, and sage to replace items in your ...
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Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:41:57 PDT
Green Thumb Grow Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Thumb-Grow-Lights/
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 12:34:07 PDT
How to efficiently extract worms from the dirt http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-efficiently-extract-earthworms-from-the-dir/
How to efficiently extract worms from the dirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/4CI2/GHTLLRD8/F8S4CI2GHTLLRD8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/4CI2/GHTLLRD8/F8S4CI2GHTLLRD8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/4CI2/GHTLLRD8/F8S4CI2GHTLLRD8.SMALL.jpg jpoopdog hello, this instructable was inspired by my dog, "Hunter". one day as i was washing him with dog shampoo, i noticed that there were allot of worms all over my feet, and on closer inspection i noticed that in a 2m circle all around earth worms were shooting from the ground, and wriggling over the gra...
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Sun, 19 Dec 2010 20:52:13 PST
Propagating Plants by Air Layering http://www.instructables.com/id/Propagating-Plants-by-Air-Layering/
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Fri, 28 May 2010 13:32:29 PDT
A Greenhouse for the North http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Greenhouse-for-the-North/
A Greenhouse for the North - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/3WQJ/IDH7T5ID/FI23WQJIDH7T5ID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/3WQJ/IDH7T5ID/FI23WQJIDH7T5ID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/3WQJ/IDH7T5ID/FI23WQJIDH7T5ID.SMALL.jpg ThomasJ1 I always wanted to build a greenhouse so when I found an article explaining how to build one for $50, I immediately started to build mine.The first problem I encountered was that the design was not appropriate for heavy snow falls. It would collapse under a few inches of wet snow. So I decided to al...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:37:57 PDT
Cheap and Easy Automatic House Plant Watering System http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Automatic-House-Plant-Watering-Syst/
Cheap and Easy Automatic House Plant Watering System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/NR3L/TUJEZ7BGDJ7/FDZNR3LTUJEZ7BGDJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/NR3L/TUJEZ7BGDJ7/FDZNR3LTUJEZ7BGDJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/NR3L/TUJEZ7BGDJ7/FDZNR3LTUJEZ7BGDJ7.SMALL.jpg halldirector I have plants in my office - the problem is that my days vary wildly and sometimes I forget or don't have time to water the plants. I looked for an automatic house plant watering system and they were very expensive ($49-$100) and I couldn't be sure of the quality. I was walking in Wal*Mart one eve...
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Sat, 24 Mar 2007 02:02:37 PDT
Making Liquid Fertilizer from Weeds http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Liquid-Fertilizer-from-Weeds/
Making Liquid Fertilizer from Weeds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/T1H9/ID99D3RY/FE4T1H9ID99D3RY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/T1H9/ID99D3RY/FE4T1H9ID99D3RY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/T1H9/ID99D3RY/FE4T1H9ID99D3RY.SMALL.jpg buck2217 Weeds, we've all got them! Let's turn them into something useful.Now I don't like putting weeds into my compost heap as you can end up with them spreading, the alternative is usually to burn them but they are full of nutrients so this is a bit of a waste.Why not try to recover the nutrients and at t...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:32:16 PDT
Low Tech Mushroom Log http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Tech-Mushroom-Log/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 03:05:14 PDT
Drought Tolerant Front Yard - Converting Lawn to Soil http://www.instructables.com/id/Drought-Tolerant-Front-Yard-Converting-Lawn-to-S/
Drought Tolerant Front Yard - Converting Lawn to Soil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/WJU3/FW39JJ68/FXYWJU3FW39JJ68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/WJU3/FW39JJ68/FXYWJU3FW39JJ68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/WJU3/FW39JJ68/FXYWJU3FW39JJ68.SMALL.jpg lisascout This is a process for converting your front yard to good soil with no grass, without ripping up every blade of grass or taking the top layer off your soil. It actually builds up the soil while killing the grass. It is also extremely inexpensive (water and fuel for hauling compost).I did this because...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2009 07:41:08 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
How to Make a Grow Box From A to Z http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Grow-Box-From-A-to-Z/
How to Make a Grow Box From A to Z - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/7MJ8/FVW24PVU/FWI7MJ8FVW24PVU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/7MJ8/FVW24PVU/FWI7MJ8FVW24PVU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/7MJ8/FVW24PVU/FWI7MJ8FVW24PVU.SMALL.jpg Drillbit A closed grow box system will enable you to create and control your own growing environment such as the sun, rain, wind, air, nutrients and pest control.I have recently decided to build a grow box that measures 5'x2'x2' so it will fit in my tiny apartment. This grow box is to help with my interest...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2009 16:48:28 PDT
Build your own Flagpole http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-you-own-Flagpole/
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Sat, 14 May 2011 14:01:36 PDT
HOW TO Propagate Rose Stem Cuttings http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-Propagate-Rose-Stem-Cuttings/
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Sun, 15 Nov 2009 13:07:46 PST
Dog Poop Deterrent--No Longer Recommended http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-Poop-Deterrent/
Dog Poop Deterrent--No Longer Recommended - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/36DK/GP5SZIZ7/FE136DKGP5SZIZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/36DK/GP5SZIZ7/FE136DKGP5SZIZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/36DK/GP5SZIZ7/FE136DKGP5SZIZ7.SMALL.jpg LowEnergy I had recommended hot pepper as a non-toxic dog deterrent. Recent reports indicate that it can actually be harmful to dogs. There may be ways to use it safely, but until I learn more about the problems that have been reported, I'm recommending against doing this, and leaving this instructable up o...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 19:22:14 PDT
Grow Light and Irrigation Hood - 54W, 3300 Lumens, $18 http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Light-and-Irrigation-Hood-54W-3300-Lumens-18/
Grow Light and Irrigation Hood - 54W, 3300 Lumens, $18 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/NH1X/IC7HN213/FJWNH1XIC7HN213.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/NH1X/IC7HN213/FJWNH1XIC7HN213.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/NH1X/IC7HN213/FJWNH1XIC7HN213.SMALL.jpg mart33n33 This project improves upon the first version of a grow light designed to fit on a PVC rack for baking pans.1. Cheaper. Switched out pricey full-spectrum LEDs for standard CFLs. Plants are growing 10x faster with the increased light and bulbs are 1/10 the cost!2. Smaller Footprint. Lights moved fro...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:34:05 PDT
How To Install An Electric Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Install-An-Electric-Fence/
How To Install An Electric Fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/S7XX/GPVEVVYP/F0AS7XXGPVEVVYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/S7XX/GPVEVVYP/F0AS7XXGPVEVVYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/S7XX/GPVEVVYP/F0AS7XXGPVEVVYP.SMALL.jpg schrader.isu For gardeners everywhere, the race to gather the harvest before animals do can be frustrating. Luckily, there is hope. Electric fences help provide a barrier around your garden that deter animals from being where they are unwanted and taking what is not theirs. Growing up on a farm, my family and I ...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2011 20:38:07 PDT
Effective Slug and Snail Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Effective-Slug-and-Snail-Trap/
Effective Slug and Snail Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/B119/IC6IFJQO/FKEB119IC6IFJQO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/B119/IC6IFJQO/FKEB119IC6IFJQO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/B119/IC6IFJQO/FKEB119IC6IFJQO.SMALL.jpg AndrewKFletcher Sometimes the simplest and least expensive designs are frequently the most effective and I believe this slug trap qualifies. Our organic raised bed garden has recently been under siege by a battalion of slugs and snails. Over a single night they can destroy a crop of cabbages if left unchecked. Whi...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:52:21 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
A "No Nails" Raised Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/A-No-Nails-Raised-Bed/
A "No Nails" Raised Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/1FSZ/IC671EIW/F4I1FSZIC671EIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/1FSZ/IC671EIW/F4I1FSZIC671EIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/1FSZ/IC671EIW/F4I1FSZIC671EIW.SMALL.jpg buck2217 We are slowly trying to become self sufficient at our property and have a piece of land that has poor access for the mower etc and is covered in rough grass, so I have decided to put in a raised bed and grow root vegetables (potatoes, kumara etc). See before and after picsThe raised beds seem to be ...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:42:12 PDT
Fully Adjustable PVC Rack and Shelving - $29 http://www.instructables.com/id/Fully-Adjustable-PVC-Rack-and-Shelving-29/
Fully Adjustable PVC Rack and Shelving - $29 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/RCEI/IC2A4OGQ/FM5RCEIIC2A4OGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/RCEI/IC2A4OGQ/FM5RCEIIC2A4OGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/RCEI/IC2A4OGQ/FM5RCEIIC2A4OGQ.SMALL.jpg mart33n33 Here are the goals of this project:1. Design shelving for pans holding grow lights and produce. It must be easily replicable and affordable.2. It must use ordinary parts and hold a common 20” baking pan that can slide in and out of the rack.3. Allow for minute height changes to optimize distance be...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:21:34 PDT