DIY Hanging vegetable sacks?

I saw these Orka hanging vegetable keep sacks and as I can't buy them (availability and the price are the issue) I was wondering if anyone has an idea or advice on how to make them yourself? http://www.thegreenhead.com/2011/08/vegetable-keep-sacks.php

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Should pizza be considered a vegetable?

Congress says so, what do you think?

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Free vegetable seeds (UK)

Just an FYI for Brits who fancy stuff for free; you can get a pack of free seeds by signing up at http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/digin/ They're not super-exciting, but they're free, and there are some interesting recipes that use the vegetables. (You have to give your postal address to get the seeds, but not your email address.)

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Do Plants Such as Vegtables count?

Do the entries have to be flowers or can we also submit helpful Instructables on how to grow richer and better tasting fruits or vegetables?

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Planting

If anybody has WORKING tips on how to plant successful plants, help would be appreciated... especially lettuce. Found this video on how to plant lettuce...

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What are any and all of the unique flavor bringing herbs and veges used in oriental soups?

I want to include into my garden any and every vegetable/herb i can find that goes well in one soup or another, for adding into (real) ramens and packet ramens to make them better, or better yet, to make my own soup from scratch. Im into asian inspired soups and go nanners for packet ramen simply because they are so much better than the crummy old 2 minute noodles made from nothing but stock powder, im especially fond of seafood noodes. im looking for uncommon or un "western veges and herbs here, like chinese or foreign v's and h's generally used in soups. so far ive uncovered lovage and shino, to be great, and im trying out okra , all 3 i never even knew existed that are uncommon things you wont find at the supermarket (at least in australia anyway) does anyone know anything else? like the dried ones in ramen packets, i think there is some sort of fleshy spring onion in there, i just dont know, i want them all. anything that goes well in a salty soup in short, since asians make the best soups, broths and ect IMO: what are ALL the asian soup fruits, veges and herbs used?

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Freeze dried green bean snacks?

I would like to know how to make this really good snack. We have a ton of green beans in the garden and would like to make my own homemade snacks. I think I might know of the freeze drying process, but would like a recipe for the coating that is on the beans. The beans I have eaten have just a slight hint of sweetness to them. What is used??? Thanks for any help!!

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Cars running on vegetable oil regulated

The man is really bringing me down here...Drivers of SVO (straight vegetable oil) fueled cars are running afoul of the law.Not too long ago, cars that ran on leftover vegetable oil were rare, a curiosity. But now that lots of people are buying kits and hiring mechanics to mod their cars to run on french fry juice, the government is starting to take notice. Drivers of these cars now have to pay the same taxes as traditional fuel drivers, register with the state, file monthly reports and payments, as well as make sure they are in compliance with local environmental laws. Noncompliance will be punished with stiff fines.

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How to use all the vegetables that come in a subscription? Answered

We get a box of organic fruits and vegetables every two weeks, but often end up wasting much of the food because we don't know how to cook it. I know we could look up recipes online, but we generally find that's just a little too much effort and we cook something we know. Any ideas how to cook unfamiliar veggies?

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does anyone have any good veggie costumes?

  I am going to be in a parade and our theme is Healthy Eating, so I was thinking it would be funny to have a bunch of people dressed as carrots and other vegetables pulling a float. Any thoughts?

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Do you cook mostly or all vegetarian food? What are your tips for staying balanced?

Was anyone else raised eating meat, then switched to mostly or all vegetarian cooking? Any tips for how to shop, filling meals, and how to avoid eating too much starch and sugar (pasta & fruit)? I'm thinking about limiting how much meat I eat, but I'm curious how to switch out of a meat-and-potatoes model I'm accustomed to from childhood. I love a good salad, have an enthusiastic passion for bean dishes, and have access to good vegetables. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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How to make a patio rail garden?

I need to make an instructable on how to craft a box that can be hung on a rail of a patio. I live in a dorm on the third floor and that patio has this protection rail that would be great for said box. The goal here is to grow vegetables that can be harvested and used, or spices, or something that would be fun and help cut down on the costs of something else (Like vegies, i want vegies). I certain one of these already exists, so if some one can point me in the right direction, thatd be great, thanks.

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Using Worm Tea as Hydroponic nutrients? Answered

Would that work? I want a totally organic hydroponic system, and using worm tea sounds like the best solution. I know I would have to dilute it, but how much, and does it provide everything the plant needs?

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Do These Plants Need Stakes? Answered

Firstly, when I say "stakes" I mean a giant setup made out of 2 stakes and chickwire, extremely good for climbing (in brilliant Australian sub-tropical, metal in full sunlight still can't burn plants). Tomatoes Kidney beans Black-eyed peas Soy beans Adzuki beans Watermelon Mung beans Sweet corn Pumpkin Cucumber Zucchini

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Hydroponics Advice

I'm interested in starting up a little NFT hydroponics system. I just want to grow some stuff like lettuce and cucumbers, etc. Living in Florida, is my timing really bad (is now a bad time to start)? Also, with hydroponics and veggies, after a harvest, do I need to replant, or will the plants simply continue to grow? (I'm new to plants, if you can't tell) Also - where can I find supplies like an inexpensive pump, expanded clay balls, and nutrients? Any other advice that you think I might need would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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How to create a self-managed vegetable garden ?

Hi everyone !*** Long introduction *** My name is Romain, I'm french, sorry beforehand for my bad English. I'm a systems and network engineer and I like to create and design things to improve my day-to-day life. One of my main concern is about what I eat everyday and I think sometimes it's overly complicated to respond to simples questions : is it a good or a bad product ? is it good or bad for me ?.. To solve this problem I try to learn things about nutrition, how to cook well (without losing a lot of nutrients for example), what are healthy products etc. In France we try to learn to people to eat fruits and vegetables (with a leitmotiv : "Manger 5 fruits et légumes par jour" / "Eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day") OK. But how are fruits and vegetables grown? with pesticides, chemical fertilizer, etc. :-/ Not cool at all ! Best solution : buy fresh organic products. But it's still more expensive than other (logically). So another solution : grow your own food *** Short introduction *** My name is Romain, this is the summay of my thinking : want to be in good health ? -> eat good food want to eat good food ? -> grow your own food My project / idea : Create a thing (rack, table, or whatever) to grow my own food (aromatic herbs, some vegetables, fruits) everyday, all year round. Some constraints :cheap but solidmovable (go indoor or outdoor) / lightweight / can be taken to pieces (-> plant pot on the one hand and rack on the other hand)self-sufficient in waterelectrical need only in winter (indoor) / low power -> LED light to help grown for darkest daysre-usable (no disposable component)scalable (possibility to create another same "thing") to multiply size of the gardenIdeas :Have a water storage in the top of installation (not too high, to be "easily" filled) but on the top to use gravity to water the plantsHave some specials lights to help plants growing when winter is arrivedHave wheel to be movableHave sensor to be (a little) connected, for me, not a specialist of cultivation, like light sensor and humidity sensor => which would drive the water valve and light power on/offMy little flat will not allow me to be self-sufficient in food, but to have some precious ingredient for everyday cooking.So if anyone had the experience of doing all or one part of what I thinking about, I'm open to all suggestions or recommendations. Thank you, Have a nice day !

Question by Romain042 


How to create a self-managed vegetable garden ?

Hi everyone !*** Long introduction ***My name is Romain, I'm french, sorry beforehand for my bad English. I'm a systems and network engineer and I like to create and design things to improve my day-to-day life.One of my main concern is about what I eat everyday and I think sometimes it's overly complicated to respond to simples questions : is it a good or a bad product ? is it good or bad for me ?..To solve this problem I try to learn things about nutrition, how to cook well (without losing a lot of nutrients for example), what are healthy products etc. In France we try to learn to people to eat fruits and vegetables (with a leitmotiv : "Manger 5 fruits et légumes par jour" / "Eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day")OK. But how are fruits and vegetables grown? with pesticides, chemical fertilizer, etc. :-/ Not cool at all !Best solution : buy fresh organic products. But it's still more expensive than other (logically).So another solution : grow your own food*** Short introduction ***My name is Romain, this is the summay of my thinking :want to be in good health ? -> eat good foodwant to eat good food ? -> grow your own foodMy project / idea :Create a thing (rack, table, or whatever) to grow my own food (aromatic herbs, some vegetables, fruits) everyday, all year round.Some constraints :cheap but solidmovable (go indoor or outdoor) / lightweight / can be taken to pieces (-> plant pot on the one hand and rack on the other hand)self-sufficient in waterelectrical need only in winter (indoor) / low power -> LED light to help grown for darkest daysre-usable (no disposable component)scalable (possibility to create another same "thing") to multiply size of the gardenIdeas :Have a water storage in the top of installation (not too high, to be "easily" filled) but on the top to use gravity to water the plantsHave some specials lights to help plants growing when winter is arrivedHave wheel to be movableHave sensor to be (a little) connected, for me, not a specialist of cultivation, like light sensor and humidity sensor => which would drive the water valve and light power on/offMy little flat will not allow me to be self-sufficient in food, but to have some precious ingredient for everyday cooking.So if anyone had the experience of doing all or one part of what I thinking about, I'm open to all suggestions or recommendations.Thank you,Have a nice day !

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How do I extract vegetable oil from algae?

I've just seen the fantastic instructable on growing algae en-mass, and have a few ideas for it. However, does anyone know how to then extract the vegetable oil from the algae? Thanks :)

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Request: Instructable to make candle wax from vegetables

Greetings, I would like to know how to make wax from vegetables. Thanks

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Easiest way to till a garden without a till??

Hello there, Just wondering if anyone out there has any good ideas for how I could till my garden without actually having a tiller. Any creative idea??

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I suck! Please help me make some decent Yaki Soba! Answered

Could someone post an instructable or link or just type out instructions for how to make some good yaki soba? I have tried once in the past but it didn't turn out well, probably because I did it wrong. Please include what kind of noodles, what kind of sauce or how to make sauce, and the right way to fry it.  And if you post a like, please only do that if you have actually tried the recipe, because I tried a random link before and it didn't taste good. Thanks Whoever!

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how can I dye clothes with vegetable and fruit dye??

My daugther wants to color clothes with eco friendly products meaning no chemicals at all. we are thinking fruits, vegetables, plants... how permanent is the result??

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how do i keep bugs,birds,and animals out of my vegetable gardens without chemicals? Answered

 I plan to start growing a med-large vegetable garden (parsley,cucumber,pumpkin,carrot, cantaloupe,sweet basil,spinach, green peppers and a small pomegranate tree as an extra). I dont want to use any pesticides or chemical deterrents. Any ideas as to what to go with? Chicken wire? 

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Hydroponic Solutions

My hydroponic zucchinis are starting to bloom, I was wondering how necessary getting the designated bloom nutrient solution is? I've been using CNS 17 Grow, and don't know if I need to go buy CNS 17 Bloom.Thanks!

Topic by Weissensteinburg 


What veggies grow well in very little light? Answered

I am moving into an appartment with a decent sized patio, where hanging plants would be spectacular, if it weren't for the fact that we are on the bottom floor, and facing north. there is almost no light throughout the day. Does anyone know any fruits or veggies, or heck, even herbs, that grow in next to no light?

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Weed tincture

Is there a substitute for vegetable glycerin?

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Homemade Aerogarden

I think someone should make an instructable on how to make a homemade Aerogarden. I think this would be a fantastic add. I've heard that if you were to make your own and replace the light it uses with a High Pressure Sodium or High Intensity Discharge it would work a lot faster/better.

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Is corrugated plastic (the type commonly used for signs) a good covering for a greenhouse?

I'm in the planning phase of a greenhouse next spring and I'm wondering if the corrugated plastic that you usually see election signs made of would be good for a greenhouse covering. Has anybody tried this? If so, could you post your results? Here's some information I've come up with already: 1) Corrugated plastic is relatively cheap as dirt compared to glass and corrugated polycarbonate panels marketed under "Palruf" and "Suntuf". 2) There is a greenhouse covering marketed as "Solexx" that appears to be nothing more than corrugated plastic and is claimed to be superior to glass and polycarbonate panels. It's also very very expensive. 3) Solexx panels are claimed to diffuse the light coming into the greenhouse. This is supposed to be better for the plants than direct light from glass or polycarbonate. Below is an excerpt from the Solexx website: "How does light diffusion affect plant growth? Plants create food from light so the type of light they receive is important. Plants exposed to direct light (no diffusion) produce a majority of their food from the top leaves facing the sun. The select leaves absorbing the sun energy do most of the work while the shaded leaves do very little. Direct light also creates excessive heat which causes plant stress. When a plant is immersed in diffused light, all the leaves can photosynthesize resulting in more food production and healthier, fuller plant development. In addition, the upper leaves of the plant receive less intense light which means they will not suffer from plant stress caused by sun burn and excessive transpiration. " Again ,if anyone has tried using corrugated plastic as a covering for a greenhouse could you please share your results? If anyone has their own comment or prediction please share it. If not, I plan on conducting an experiment to test the performance of different greenhouse materials on plant growth. I may have to use artificial light instead of sunlight however, since the growing season here is coming to an end.

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Visit My Vegetable Garden Blog While I Build a few Instructables

I just discovered Instructables. I am working on my first one called How to Grow Large Tomatoes in Containers. I am surprised there is no Gardening Forum (HINT). Anyway it is my passion and hobby. I hope to find other gardeners. Please visit me at The Rusted Vegetable Garden. I hope to bring a bunch of my blog to some simple step instructables. I like the use of pictures as a way to teach. I also started using videos and that is what the above Instructable will have. Thanks Gary

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Any ideas on how to build a floating vegetable garden for the cottage?

I'd really like to grow veggies at the cottage, but our wee little island is covered with trees and hence, too shady. I don't want to clear any trees so I was thinking a floating vegetable garden would be great! Here are some of my ideas: -some sort of floating dock-like structure holding/attached to garden beds -some kind of earth-box style planters -some sort of string/osmosis type system that could suck water out of the lake to keep the soil moist (okay, I know this is really pushing it. Maybe a pump would be more realistic). -NOT hydroponics: I'd like to grow veggies in regular soil, just out floating on the water instead of on the land! Some inspiration: http://www.homebysunset.com/home_by_sunset/2007/09/gardening-on-to.html Like the pic in the link above, but something a wee bit tidier and smaller? Any ideas how to do this on the cheap? All notions welcome! Sarah

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how salt can be extracted from vegetable or animal sources? Answered

I am planning for the coming zombie apocalypse and have decided to run into the mountains around my home with a group of people.  Said mountains are a long way from the ocean, but we will need a long-term supply of table salt.  I know that many plants contain naturally occurring sodium, which we could use to escape deficiency, but I want a way to obtain salt crystals for purposes such as drying meat.  Without leaving my mountain haven, how can I accomplish this?

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How can I get vegetable oil out of a polyester sleeping bag? Answered

I was doing laundry and cooking and I had my sleeping bag all washed and clean and the cap wasn't on the vegetable oil as tight as it should have been... Anyway now my sleeping bag is soaked with cooking oil, it smells weird and I've washed it normally a few times but it still feels greasy. Any special suggestions?

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Can I grow tomatoes (and other vegetables) in part shade (4-5 hours)?

I've recently moved into a new house (I'm not telling you where) and the backyard only receives 4-5 hours of sunshine per day. I'm wondering if my vegetables requiring full sun will still grow? I'm tired of seeing the same old "it must have at least 6-8 hours of sunlight each day" . If this is still not possible then I will consider a hydroponic system with growth lights under my stairs... I was always interested in hydroponics ever since I saw an advertisement for the AeroGarden, but I never actually tried to build a system and I definitely can't afford one.

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How do you keep critters out of your vegetable garden?

Due to recent disabilities, I want to do a raised (on a table) square foot garden this year. The major problem I will encounter are all of the friendly four footed furry friends that will come and visit it. Even though we are on several acres, our house is close enough to neighbors that noise makers are not possible and light does nothing to frighten then away. Nothing exotic out there, just some foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, opossums, deer and several feral cats. Maybe a spray on mixture, even if it had to be applied every day...THANKS

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rid gophers from garden?

How do I get rid of Gophers from my vegetable garden?

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Free mulch delivery!

Free mulch delivery service: abouttrees.com

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Advice for starting an apartment herb or vegetable garden in extremely dry and cold climate?

I live in the North and can't seem to get anything to grow let alone stay alive! We have snow on the ground Sept to May/June and between Nov to Apr the temp is usually -22F to -49F. It's extremely dry as well. As I live in an apartment, I am limited in floor space and need to keep them away from the windows as they freeze over (too drafty). It should be said that  I'm a beginner at green things - before moving up here, things stayed alive at least (maybe not flourish) but here, EVERYTHING seems to die!

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do you like kimchi?

Kimchi is a traditional Korean food, one of the types of pickled vegetables that are fermented spicy seasonings. Once salted and washed, mixed vegetables with shrimp seasoning made from krill, fish sauce, garlic, ginger and chili powder merah.Di Korea, kimchi is always served at meals as one of the most common type of Banchan. Kimchi is also used as seasoning during cooking kimchi soup (kimchi jjigae), kimchi fried rice (kimchi bokkeumbap), and various other dishes.

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How do you make a good compost tea ?

I would like to make a wonderful brew for my vegetables to thrive on and introduce nitrogen to the soil.

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Computer programming help needed

 Alright so since it's cold and impossible to grow my vegetables in my garden outside, I came across The Cheap Vegetable Gardener and he gave me the idea to use an old pc and turn it into a grow box. What I wanted to do was put a webcam or a camera in there and either  a) have it automatically take pictures every couple hours and stop when its lights out time. b) have it "streaming" where I can check it on my computer when I'm on the go.

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How do I build a small gate for my vegetable patch, made with wire and star droppers?

I have a 3 inch square wire fence around my vegie patch, the posts are star droppers. My dog gets in if I leave to gate open, but the current one, made of the same wire is all bent and broken and difficult to open& close. I need to make something light enough to hand from the star dropper, but it needs to be 1 metre wide by about 1 metre high.

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Can you make your avatar in teen second life an animal/vegetable/etc?

 I was playing on my Teen Second Life account and I saw a guy running around as a cat. Can I do that too? How? Any help is appreciated.

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Home Produce

Now it is getting near to Autumn and the fruits are growing on the trees and the vegetables in the ground I was wondered what you had growing in your back garden or in your neighbourhood. PLEASE POST PICTURES!

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Waste Oil Heater

Hey guys, I am looking for some info on how to take an existing oil burner 'gun' (I have an extra Beckett burner) and rig it up to burn waste oil. I make biodiesel already, but I'd like to try burning some waste vegetable oil and motor oil as well. I figured since I have the extra gun, I might as well try it on that. I'm assuming I'll need to set up a pre-heating tank, and some sort of pressurized system to spray the oil since its thicker and heavier. Anyone already done this?

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I deleted this question from instructables because they removed the ability to view an instuctable in its whole for free Answered

I deleted this question from instructables because they removed the ability to view an instuctable in its whole for free 11-2-09

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Oil to Wax?

Hello! There is a home way to turn vegetal oil into wax? Or in any solid form that can be used to make candles? I want use the oil in candles, but I have fear of an accident with the "common" oil candles. Thanks for your time!

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