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New Contest Starting Next Week Answered

We have a couple of great contests running right now with theGet the LED Out! Contest and the newArt of Sound contest and next week we're going to be starting another one. The new contest will be a gardening contest for all you green thumbs out there.

The type of gardening can be anything. From a regular garden to hydroponics or even aeroponics it can all be entered. So if you have anything in mind, get it ready soon.

More details to come next week.

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Wills42
Wills42

11 years ago

we need a 'how to do magic' instructable contest! It would be awesome! (If we have already had this contest, well... just ignore me.)

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ANDY!
ANDY!

11 years ago

Someone should set a cooking contest.

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canida
canida

Reply 11 years ago

It's time we ran another one! What type would you recommend?

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

How about a longer BBQ contest? It's coming up to summer after all. Maybe include a part so non-foodies can enter? I'm thinking home made grills, lighting techniques etc..

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

A BBQ contest, eh? Hmm...

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CrazeexGood
CrazeexGood

Reply 11 years ago

crockpot contest

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 11 years ago

hell yes. I have an uber tagine recipe I should make an ible on

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

recipes, methods, bbq grills (misc. contraptions) ? Ironically, the prize could be coupons to Popeyes LOL

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

Yes! Definitely another BBQ contest!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

CAKE! Cake decorating, perhaps?

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

I love cake! But I'm sure you know how my panda cake turned out... :P

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

Failure is always an option, it's just not the preferred option.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, and on the bright side, the cake did taste really good.

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arylic
arylic

11 years ago

Ok, cool i am thinking of doing a more weird thing where you could earn money for putting a garden in your lawn.

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baba sehgal
baba sehgal

11 years ago

can we have a summer cooling contest or somthing related with cooling????

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mrsthursday
mrsthursday

Reply 11 years ago

Excellent idea. We're in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada,(u know the frozen wasteland lol) and suffering through 90deg. temps. And I'm english, pasty white and blonde, so it's 'orrible. And our power bills for the summer r gonna kill us.

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baba sehgal
baba sehgal

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks... i will soon going to put up an instuctable about this..i hope

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

11 years ago

My very first year of gardening was extremely productive, we always had fresh ingredients for supper. Now the garden is a barren wasteland. Any attempts at revival fail on an epic scale. What's the opposite of green thumb, and is "How to Kill Your Garden" an acceptable entry? :P

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thetech101
thetech101

Reply 11 years ago

The most likely problem is there are no more nutrients in the soil for your plants to feed off of. This is the reason farmers rotate crops (1 field gets corn one year and cotton the next, etc.). Try letting it set for a year with no plants but water it like you normally would. Or try planting in a new place.

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canida
canida

Reply 11 years ago

And adding plenty of compost! The soil should make good use of those nutrients over a fallow year.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

Or you could do like our forefathers and slash and burn!

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andrewdpham3
andrewdpham3

Reply 11 years ago

Did you try fertilizer the reason it probably died was that it used up all the nutrients in the dirt. I fertilize my entire garden at least once a year.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I have a selective green thumb LOL I can garden pretty well, but indoor plants die without mercy in my hands no matter HOW careful I am with feeding/watering, etc. I was given a cactus, because the person said it was nearly impossible to water it too little. I rotted within a month *sigh*.

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cd41
cd41

Reply 11 years ago

try an air fern, they are small, and only need air around them to occasionally be mixed(like a person walking by just for better air) If you manage to kill one of those, you can always try fake plants... i keep my assorted cactus in a mug alive easily I water it about every Sunday, supposed to water every 7-10 days, cause theres also an Aloe plant in it, but grows right in a mug, with a hole in the bottom. (Wow that wasn't supposed to be a long comment either)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

IIRC, aloe is a member of the cactus family.... ;-)

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CrazeexGood
CrazeexGood

Reply 11 years ago

Me too! my cousin gave me 2 from Arizona, it said water a tablespoon a month.... dead.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I watered mine too much and they rotted :-(

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

If you do a literature search you'll see that the terms "bacterial flora" and "bacterial fauna" are used about equally.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Unfortunately you'll have competition, I actually intend to destroy the majority of the garden, to get a clean slate, then hope I know how to make grass grow, so far I'm skilled at propagating dandelions, brambles, thistles, flowering scallions and massive christmas trees.

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Gorfram
Gorfram

11 years ago

Hot damn! I have a couple 'Ibles-In-Progress that would be great for this. :)

Will composting count as "Gardening"?
I produce lots of benficial microbes along with the compost and earthworms, but my microherd doesn't macro-photograph very well. (Wait - are microbes even flora, or are they fauna?)

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mrsthursday
mrsthursday

Reply 11 years ago

oooh as a long time gardener u definately have my interest.

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks :) (Now I have some serious incentive - I'd hate to dissapoint. :)

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canida
canida

Reply 11 years ago

Yes! Composting is a key part of gardening.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

11 years ago

Can the final deadline for this contest be the end of the summer?

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SKYNET 2.0
SKYNET 2.0

11 years ago

I have a variety of mole-removal techniques. :}

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Rotten194
Rotten194

11 years ago

Yay! I can enter my aeroponics system in this!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

11 years ago

Are you kidding me? Right after I post my hydroponics set up? Argh.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

They're following you. QUICK! Post a Keith is awesome ible, and they'll make a Keith Kontest!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

Look to the right, at the featured bar. There's the shovel, and right below it is my would-be entry. The irony..

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canida
canida

Reply 11 years ago

It's a plot, I tell you. A plot! I blame Fungus. But hey, it hasn't launched yet - you'll probably have time to figure out what tweaks it needs.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

:D

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

This is why i stock pile ready written up I'bles, just in case! No green one stocked up atm though.

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mg0930mg
mg0930mg

Reply 11 years ago

Awww...that sucks.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

AHAHAAAA!!!! That made my day!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

How about a New and Improved version? :-) (although, how something can be both new & improved, I'll never know )

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

I haven't had it long enough to know the improvements it needs.