Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - gardening http://www.instructables.com Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:35:42 PST BLOX v1.01 Potted fence panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Potted-fence-panels/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:19:03 PST
Painting Terra Cotta Pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-Terra-Cotta-Pots/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:45:21 PST
FASTEST BUILT FRUIT FLY TRAP http://www.instructables.com/id/FASTEST-BUILT-FRUIT-FLY-TRAP/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:41:13 PST
Greenhouse Trellis - Build removable garden greenhouse trellises http://www.instructables.com/id/Greenhouse-Trellis-Build-removable-garden-greenhou-1/
Greenhouse Trellis - Build removable garden greenhouse trellises - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/L88S/I6HSCCW2/FSEL88SI6HSCCW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/L88S/I6HSCCW2/FSEL88SI6HSCCW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/L88S/I6HSCCW2/FSEL88SI6HSCCW2.SMALL.jpg jardinier Installation of fence climbing cucumbers (to the end wall of the greenhouse). Panels of trellis:1. Made with chicken grid or wire mesh material (It's the best way for growing climbing cucumbers.) Secure trellis to the greenhouse frame 2. Attaching the panels with wire to the greenhouse frame.Maki...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:57:00 PST
Potting Bench - Greenhouse Soil Sink Potting bench idea http://www.instructables.com/id/Potting-Bench-Greenhouse-Soil-Sink-Potting-bench-i-1/
Potting Bench - Greenhouse Soil Sink Potting bench idea - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/QUWL/I6HSC77J/FGNQUWLI6HSC77J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/QUWL/I6HSC77J/FGNQUWLI6HSC77J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/QUWL/I6HSC77J/FGNQUWLI6HSC77J.SMALL.jpg jardinier For my garden greenhouse,-Retrieving a service tub plastic. -Fill the hole and fill with soil. Ideal for planting and keep the area clean. Potting bench into a grow table -Its a nice and cheap soil sink with recycled material!Greenhouse bench can also be used to repot your houseplants at all t...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:38:31 PST
5 Minute Self Watering Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-Self-Watering-Planters/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:35:15 PST
News paper plant pots!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/News-paper-plant-pots/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 03:08:17 PST
Garden plant name tags http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-plant-name-tags/
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:34:02 PST
Simple planter water reservoir http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-planter-water-reservoir/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:07:02 PST
Small Indoor LED Plant Grow Room http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-LED-Plant-Grow-Room/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:04:21 PST
Steel Planter Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Planter-Box/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:51:23 PST
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
Ice Cream Cone Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cream-Cone-Planter/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 04:43:52 PST
Clay flower pot - with a twist http://www.instructables.com/id/Clay-flower-pot-with-a-twist/
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:15:58 PST
Herbs Stabilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Herbs-Stabilizer/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:49:23 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/
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:56:11 PST
single tea light heater http://www.instructables.com/id/single-tea-light-heater/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:27:37 PST
French Drain with Dry Well http://www.instructables.com/id/French-Drain-with-Dry-Well/
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:22:08 PST
Home Plant-watering system http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Plant-watering-system/
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:19:53 PST
8w DIY LED Herb Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/8w-DIY-LED-Herb-Garden/
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:38:43 PST
Up-Cycle Plastic Bottle to Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycle-Plastic-Bottle-to-Planter/
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:43:59 PST
Native bee hive http://www.instructables.com/id/Native-bee-hive/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:58:23 PST
The greatest rubber band beekeeping trick http://www.instructables.com/id/The-greatest-rubber-band-beekeeping-trick/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:52:37 PST
Perfect Seed Envelope http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Seed-Envelope/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:24:15 PST
DIY Hydroponic Grow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hydroponic-Grow-Box/
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:36:13 PST
$25 DIY LED Strip Grow Light http://www.instructables.com/id/25-DIY-LED-Strip-Grow-Light/
$25 DIY LED Strip Grow Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/6RRB/I5DS27AQ/FG66RRBI5DS27AQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/6RRB/I5DS27AQ/FG66RRBI5DS27AQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/6RRB/I5DS27AQ/FG66RRBI5DS27AQ.SMALL.jpg tgvoss I wanted a bright light to help start my seedlings in the spring. There are two variation to this project, one with a heat sink and one without. The photos are for the heat sink version since that is what I made.Parts Flexible LED Strip ($7.19 for 5630 type, over 4000 lumens) Power Supply ($8.96 f...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:24:39 PST
Row cover hot house http://www.instructables.com/id/Row-cover-hot-house/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:15:58 PST
Umbrella watered plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Umbrella-watered-plant/
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:07:42 PST
Grow Light System PVC frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Light-System-PVC-frame/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:40:15 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
Indoor Automatic Plant Watering System http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Automatic-Plant-Watering-System/
Indoor Automatic Plant Watering System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/8XE9/I4YTW884/F6X8XE9I4YTW884.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/8XE9/I4YTW884/F6X8XE9I4YTW884.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/8XE9/I4YTW884/F6X8XE9I4YTW884.SMALL.jpg panderson-hoelzer This simple automatic watering system for indoor plants is very adjustable, looks great, is easy to make, and was relatively cheap. Some of the items used are probably in your house or apartment right now.Air, supplied by a small fish tank air pump, travels through a tube and into a jar. As pressure...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:58:36 PST
Plank Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Plank-Planter/
Plank Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/PB34/I4SCXXRW/FM1PB34I4SCXXRW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/PB34/I4SCXXRW/FM1PB34I4SCXXRW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/PB34/I4SCXXRW/FM1PB34I4SCXXRW.SMALL.jpg plkap74 This simple window sill planter was a great introduction to using a hole saw as well as my first introduction to trying to care for plants. It cost around $10 for the wood and pots (enough for making two of the planters pictured) and only took an hour or so to make! And most of that time was spent t...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:25:14 PST
Guardian of the Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Guardian-of-the-Garden-1/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:01:30 PST
My hanging garden http://www.instructables.com/id/My-hanging-garden/
My hanging garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/YVHK/I4PHXB7H/FYLYVHKI4PHXB7H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/YVHK/I4PHXB7H/FYLYVHKI4PHXB7H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/YVHK/I4PHXB7H/FYLYVHKI4PHXB7H.SMALL.jpg DK-learningbydoing I live in a small apartment high ceilings and a sleeping loft. I have a big skylight turning south, so most of the year there is a lot of sunlight in the apartment. This gave me the idea to grow different plants in flower boxes hanging from the railing.We had some spare ceiling planks after renovati...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:34:14 PST
Recycled greenhouse in 30 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-greenhouse-in-30-minutes/
Recycled greenhouse in 30 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/8FM2/I4SCG9JT/FG98FM2I4SCG9JT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/8FM2/I4SCG9JT/FG98FM2I4SCG9JT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/8FM2/I4SCG9JT/FG98FM2I4SCG9JT.SMALL.jpg jneto If you have a small garden our living in a apartment lets make a grenhouse without cost with recycled water bottles (plastic).Materials:Large plastic bottle (0$)Small plastic bottles (0$)Blade (had already)Seeds (collected during walks in the countryside - 0$)Topsoil (had already)Labels (small paper...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:36:51 PST
Roadsign Garden Reminders http://www.instructables.com/id/Roadsign-Garden-Reminders/
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:47:48 PST
Automatic Plant Watering Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Plant-Watering-Device/
Automatic Plant Watering Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/JNIS/I4PHKS5Q/FTAJNISI4PHKS5Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/JNIS/I4PHKS5Q/FTAJNISI4PHKS5Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/JNIS/I4PHKS5Q/FTAJNISI4PHKS5Q.SMALL.jpg JM1999 I recently had my hands on probably the oldest book I have ever touched, 1947, it was a gardening book.With the Indoor gardens contest I decided I might get a few useful tips, I am now disappointed that I didn't buy the book! It had sooooo many different tips and tricks on almost everything to do wi...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:19:26 PST
Winter heating indoor garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Winter-heating-indoor-garden/
Winter heating indoor garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/GCGF/I4PHNOL5/FIZGCGFI4PHNOL5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/GCGF/I4PHNOL5/FIZGCGFI4PHNOL5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/GCGF/I4PHNOL5/FIZGCGFI4PHNOL5.SMALL.jpg jackson_nyc Good for backyard farmers that don't want their plants ruined by winter Get some wood, a few small strips and one big plank Screw, or nail them in on top of the plank about and inch apart from each Have your strip lights ready to go Wire them through the base of the gaps Get some i...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:16:37 PST
Lasers + Scrabble = Garden Markers for Grandma http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasers-Scrabble-Garden-Markers-for-Grandma/
Lasers + Scrabble = Garden Markers for Grandma - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/14QX/I4J7H32M/FP714QXI4J7H32M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/14QX/I4J7H32M/FP714QXI4J7H32M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/14QX/I4J7H32M/FP714QXI4J7H32M.SMALL.jpg savageinternet We decided to make all our Christmas presents this year. This meant ruffling through our list of skills and trying to figure out how they mapped onto anything our friends would possibly want. Fortunately, one of us is a bit of a graphic designer, we're both reasonably good with computers, and we h...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:23:55 PST
Miniature Garden in Nutshell http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Garden-in-Nutshell/
Miniature Garden in Nutshell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/JPA6/I4J7AWVQ/FQPJPA6I4J7AWVQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/JPA6/I4J7AWVQ/FQPJPA6I4J7AWVQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/JPA6/I4J7AWVQ/FQPJPA6I4J7AWVQ.SMALL.jpg DIANA299 Unique miniature garden, featuring your petite plants displayed in half of a walnut shell. Stand is made of foam. Assembling the Stand To create the stand you'll need: 6"x4" foam rectangle (I cut my rectangle from a longer foam ~ note: use the harder foam for easier cutting) 2" diameter cylinder...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:44:47 PST
Mini Moss Garden from Backyard Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Moss-Garden-from-Backyard-Materials/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 18:16:02 PST
Plant grounding hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-grounding-hack/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:56:48 PST
Mini Apartment Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Apartment-Planter-Trinket-box/
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:41:59 PST
Ebb and Flow Aquaponics for the Office http://www.instructables.com/id/Ebb-and-Flow-Aquaponics-for-the-Office/
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 15:41:15 PST
How to install irrigation timer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-irrigation-timer/
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:28:24 PST
Winter rooting and bulb forcing http://www.instructables.com/id/Winter-rooting-and-bulb-forcing/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:22:10 PST
Road Runner Lawn Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Road-Runner-Lawn-Art/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:11:17 PST
Plant Watering with the Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-Watering-with-Spark-Core/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:19:21 PST
Aquaponics with Existing Aquarium http://www.instructables.com/id/Aquaponics-with-Existing-Aquarium/
Aquaponics with Existing Aquarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/H2RE/I48C7GHK/F6HH2REI48C7GHK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/H2RE/I48C7GHK/F6HH2REI48C7GHK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/H2RE/I48C7GHK/F6HH2REI48C7GHK.SMALL.jpg tiggeroush2 Simple to build using existing aquarium. First we took an existing aquarium and placed a table and small storage tub beside it.We used a bathtub/sink drain and found a hole saw to match and made a hole in the tub. Next we placed the sink drain into the tub with rubber washer on the outside. ...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:10:36 PST