Growing Veg indoor from your smartphone

Hey guys! My name is Aga, and I wanted to post an update about the project I shared a while ago. So we were looking for ways to make hydroponics fun, easy, interactive and beautiful so everyone can start growing the freshest food on earth even if they know nothing about gardening or have very little time and space.Of course we would rather garden in sun but for most of us it`s simply impossible. We are still early stages but at least now it looking good. haha! Check it out our new landing  http://getniwa.com/ We are gearing up for a Kickstarter and if our vision resonates with you would love your support! Also: check out our blog - how far we have come from the initial prototype http://blog.growot.com/ and here is me telling a bit more about the project straight from China: http://bit.ly/1eVO5Oh Thank you guys! Would love to connect with you and know what you think about the project Aga ps. this is not the spam, we are a bootstrapping startup and would love to share our solutions with the community!

Posted by Niwateam 4 years ago


Check Out my New Instructable

Check out my how to instucutable on growing peppers, its not quite guerilla gardening, but its awesome! Propagating PeppersThanks!thenear1send

Posted by thenear1send 10 years ago


Growing Grub

Here in France we suffer a lot with doryphores (Colorado Beetle). For the last few years I have grown my potatoes in straw which does seem to have reduced the number of beetles I've had to put up with. 1) A week or so before planting time (or, if you want to try and conserve water do this in winter), break open a few bales of straw and lay the wedges - tightly together - over your spud patch. 2) Soak for several days until saturated. (if doing over winter then forget this stage. The rain will do it for you) 3) Lay seed spuds over the soaked wedges and cover with loose straw. As the spuds grow just "earth up" with more loose straw 4) From time to time check the bottom is still damp. Water if required. I find that I rarely have to water 5)To harvest, or if you want just a few New Spuds, lift the loose straw and take what is wanted. 6) After all the spuds have been harvested you can either leave the straw in situ and re-use next year, dig it into the ground or move to a manure/compost heap to finish rotting down. Sorry I haven't got any pics. I didn't think of taking any as I've used this method for a few years and I've also broken my camera when I had a fall. Haz

Posted by Hazel Twig 9 years ago


AirDrop Irragation

Anyone  ever heard of this airdrop irrigation. http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/Projects/Project.aspx?ID=1722 Sounds pretty amazing, in the vid he talks about producing 1 liter h2o a day with a small one he build at home. I'm thinking the fan could be replaced with a sun pipe.

Posted by Arias Bolt 6 years ago


plastic bottle mold

 iv been growing stuff in plastic bottle and i notice that i get mold growing inside  has anyone else had this problem?

Posted by joeymmeezz 8 years ago


some thoughts

A couple quick observations from a web dev which i hope can be of use to you as i love your site: considering the state of the world economy, actually the general state of the world, and the recent interest in gardening, i think that agriculture, or gardening, or growing food, or whatever you want to call it should be one of the main topics in the top nav. right now it sits uncomfortably between 'food' & 'life'. the help-> feedback was difficult for me to find because i did not equate feedback with help, i think 'feedback' should be in the left pulldown along with forums, marketplace, and help, and then you could even break it down into different feedback categories. the google ads are styled exactly like the rest and are right up the top before everything else. they got me the first time, and that's all well and good, as you deserve the $$. maybe it's too aggressive though, and may annoy people, even if subconsciously over the long term. maybe just reducing their font-size and arranging them horizontally would strike a good balance? best, _c

Posted by polypus 9 years ago


Arduino can control the temp, humidity, light, CO2 into my greenhouse?

Hello, can anyone tell me if Arduino can control in a greenhouse these parameters? - temperature - humidity - CO2 - light ..? I need for a temp, humidity rate, CO2 rate and so on the Arduino activates different tools in my greenhouse. Thanks!

Posted by NeroInferno 8 years ago


I'm Done

Hey everyone in the knex community, I have come to say that this message isn't pleasant. I am done with building knex guns now. I have focused more on real life and I am planning to join the military. I want to serve my country for a few years after 1 year of college. I don't want to play with knex or toys anymore, and I will focus on more important things.  So, thank you all for your consideration, especially my subscribers. You are all great people. After some time, you won't see new CODawesome knex guns. i know that I am not a popular instructables user, and I know that many people will be like "ugh, no one cares!"  This is a message for all to those who supported me in the past. Well, goodbye knex guns.

Posted by CODawesome 5 years ago


are my Cayenne peppers growing

Are they growing? properly 

Posted by minecraftpotato 4 years ago


Growing Mushrooms

Next year I will probably will try to grow Oyster mushrooms and maybe Shiitake mushrooms. Does anybody have any useful tips?

Posted by Masterdude 9 years ago


how to grow tabacco?

Iv been looking around on ilbs and i noticed thats theirs not an instructable on growing tabacoo and i was thinking maby some one might be nice and make one

Posted by lil jon168 9 years ago


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!

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago


Aeroponics

I hope my mom doesn't see this, its going to be her birthday gift hopefully ;D. I was looking around instructables for good projects for my garden-loving and food-growing mom, and noticed several hydroponic systems. They all looked nice, but I noticed one thing: they all used the nutrient-film or submerged plant technique. I'm no expert, but this seemed bad for the roots. Rot, anyone? I recalled a system I had seen at Walt Disney World in the distant past (OK, 4 years ago :P), where plants roots passed through a nutrient-laden mist. This seemed a better solution to me, allowing the best nature of hydroponics to take root (no pun intended lol): supplying the roots with nutrients while allowing them to breathe and supporting them. I thought about how to create the mist and it hit me: a hose sprayer. Most sprayers nowadays come with an adjuster nozzle to change the flow, so if one were to move it to "mist" position, tape down the handle and attach it to a large submersible pump on a timer, you have a cheap aeroponics system. I'll be writing an instructable when I can, so stay tuned for updates.

Posted by Rotten194 9 years ago


Growing, Harvesting Grain

Http://www.rural-revolution.com/2012/08/harvesting-wheat.html  Slowly learnin this stuff. Havent really mastered the scythe. grow grains as ground cover/erosion control/xeriscape, but plan to harvest it  for chickeN feed. Any of yall have experience to share?

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago


"Growing Earth" theory ...

Hi.I was wasting some time on Google Video, and I found this one.This man believe Earth (and others planets) are expanding ...According to Wikipedia, this theory is not new, and is serious. After all, if the Sun (and stars) grows, why not the "core" of planets too ?

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago


Grow 4 Show!

Hey everyone, I wanted to let everyone know that I have just created my very first blog and would love everyone to check it out and give me some feedback. Its all about Gardening, anything from the classic soil growing to hydroponics.  I will be updating just about everyday. lots of pictures being updated daily. Have a look and happy growing!

Posted by IIwootII 6 years ago


can i make a greenhouse with double glazed windows

CAN I GROW PLANTS THAT WOULD GROW IN A GREENHOUSE IN MY CONSERVATORY?

Posted by frogcity 8 years ago


Hello everyone!

Hi there, I’m Frances P. Frazier, a newbie in this forum site. I’m looking forward to gain new friends here.

Posted by dormgrow08 7 years ago


world's first smart growing system

Hey guys! we just launched a Kickstarter for the world's first smart growing system  and raised over $40,000 within 72h. We also have a maker kit for those who wants to build their own smart hydroponics. Check it out http://bit.ly/niwakickstarter And ask me any questions

Posted by Niwateam 4 years ago


We will remember...

They shall not grow oldas we that are left grow old;age shall not weary them,not the years condemn.At the going down of the sunand in the morningwe will remember them.We will remember them.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Who can transfer this Wikihow article to Instructables?

How to grow fish intensively(aquaculture) http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Fish-Intensively%28Aquaculture%29 Thanks so much.

Posted by otivaeey 8 years ago


LED Grow Lights

I've been an avid rosarian for many years, and am finally getting around to trying to grow miniatures indoors. I've been looking at some of the commercially available LED grow-lights, and they're insanely expensive, not to mention bulky and unattractive. It occurred to me that a lot of the info here would be highly relevant to such a DIY project. What I'm wondering is how many LEDs would be needed to produce around 2000 lumens in an approximately 1-foot square for one rose? I'd gladly listen attentively to anyone who can comment on this with some degree of authority.

Posted by Cavallo 11 years ago


Remembrance.

They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old,Age shall not wither them nor the years condemn;At the going down of the sun and in the morning,We shall remember them.We shall remember them.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Grow 100 lbs of potatoes in 4 square feet

Learn how to grow 100 lbs. of potatoes* in a tiny plot with some lumber, potato seeds, and some careful watering. When I move into a new place where I can finally put my garden this is one idea I'd love to try out and see if it works.And then I will be the Spud King of my neighborhood, giving potatoes to all the kids for Halloween because that's a lot more than I normally eat. Link via Lifehacker*45 kg in .37 square meters for everyone else

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Grow tomatoes on your desk!

After reading about miniature gardens on the 'net, I came upon this.LinkI am now in love. Buy 30 seeds here (scroll down a bit).

Posted by Rotten194 9 years ago


LED Grow Lights

The Rundown... Ok, well, I was looking into writing an instructable (assuming that I can assemble it myself) on how to make your own LED grow light. I've got a few hours of research in to it and I was trying to figure out the most cost effective to way to build my own... ( I know it's normal to spend $300 on a grow light but I just can't justify it. :-/ ) Does anyone out there have any experience with different wavelengths or can anyone recommend locations/LEDs to buy? The little bit of information that I have as of right now is all single source so anyone with a bit of experience would be a lot of help. Thanks!

Posted by ZacDiggity 11 years ago


Groasis helps trees grow anywhere

Want to plant trees anywhere, even the desert? Then the Graosis Waterboxx might be the solution. It's a container that sits around the base of a young tree. It collects both rainwater and condensation in a reservoir and the water is then wicked down to the roots. Once the tree's roots grow down deep enough to sustain itself, the box can be removed. It seems to be pretty effective, too. While testing in the Sahara desert, 90% of trees that used the Growboxx survived compared to only 10% of the other trees that were planted and watered daily. The next step is to test at 25 locations in 8 different countries.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Coming Soon: Garden Contest - UPDATE

It's spring! That means that it's time to be excited about doing some gardening and helping plants grow grow grow. To help get you in the spirit we're going to be having a Garden Contest coming soon. We don't have any further details about prizes and dates and such just yet, but it's not too far off in the future. So if you have any garden Instructables you've been thinking about publishing, hold off until the contest begins. UPDATE Garden Contest will begin this Wednesday. Prizes include some sweet and handy tools for the garden including a camera that helps you make timelapse movies of your plants growing!

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Arduino Prank Remote, LED Matrix Display, Grow Gourmet Mushrooms

Arduino Prank Remote LED Matrix Display Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Pacman Cork Board Sterling Engine Fan Fortune Telling Cube Multicolor FLashlight LED Bead Jig Spider Silk Thread Mini SADbot Puff Embroidered Hat Braided Flower Crown Arduino FM Radio Receiver Remove a Servo Controller Solar Lawn Mower

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Growing bamboo in northern climes

I live in the Panhandle area of Idaho. I'm very interested in growing bamboo for various projects. Has anyone had any luck with this plant in a northern climate? I have seen it grown in Portland, Ore., but its weather is milder than here. This area gets quite a bit of moisture and winters are not normally extremely cold -- compared to areas further east. Can anyone suggest a good book or website for getting started with bamboo?

Posted by IdahoDavid 10 years ago


Good Plants to Grow in a Dorm (1 Gal Container Limit)

What are some good plants to grow in a dorm room? I am limiting the container sizes to about 1.5 gallons (About 6.825 liters). Preferably something that would bear fruits or something. No herbs because I can't do any cooking anyway. East facing window. I've though of -Cherry tomatoes (A bit too big) -Strawberries -Black Pepper?

Posted by crestind 11 years ago


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!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago


Heating a Water Garden?

Im looking to start a water garden, i dont have much room in my back yard so i have decided on a 8 foot long trench thats about 6 inches wide with a pump to keep the water flowing. the only problem i am having is the growing season here isnt long enough to grow some of the plants that i would like to grow, i was thinking an underwater heater would be a good solution to keep the temperature above freezing and some what extend the growing season. Any thoughts on a good heater set up i could use that would keep the entire trench an even temperature without having to have a seperate heater every few feet?

Posted by Mithrauko 5 years ago


earthbox

As cucumbers,(Lebanese cucumbers),are creeping plants and not bushes,how do I grow them in an earthbox?

Posted by henrytobias 10 years ago


tomato harbor for vine tomatoes

Looking for plans to build harbor to grow vine tomato

Posted by poundcake45 4 years ago


WANTED: tabacoo seeds

Iv always wanted to grow some and i will PAY

Posted by lil jon168 9 years ago


Growing Facial Hair

growing facial hair has concerned me, i want it faster. i have decided to grow a goatee, and it isn't coming along so far. If anyone is going to help me they are going to need some facts about my hairy abilities so here they are. 1 I have never shaved, but i have enough facial hair to do so 2 im Sicilian,(italy jackass) 3 im 14 4 I have a mustache going on thats about 1/2 centimeter in length 5 i do have beard hairs but not enough to call it a beard. all over my lower cheeks and chin i have rough but not very visible hair. My goal is to grow a nice beard(goatee) and or mustache is there any way to speed this up? Every forum i have seen on this most people say shavings a bitch but i don't really care. so anyone with advice id love to get it and probabaly alot of the teens here on instructables so thanks.

Posted by HOMEPIE64 10 years ago


Biocouture: grow your own clothes.

Every so often, a bit of cutting edge science makes you sit back and think; This is so simple! Why didn't they think of this earlier? Instead of using animal parts, or plant fibres, BioCouture aims, ultimately, to grow entire garments in a vat. Right now, they grow mats of bacteria and yeast in a bath of nutrients, which spin mats of cellulose fibres that can be shaped into garments, resulting in a material dubbed "vegetable leather". The use of the material is limited - it cannot be worn in the rain, and it decomposes like any other vegetable matter, but the original team of artists have turned their idea over to "proper" scientists, who are working to modify the final product to be hydrophobic and longer lasting.  Until then, the garments they produce are unique, and transient, since they can end their useful lives on the compost heap. In the mean time, this is stuff grown in bath tubs - any Maker with a spare room and a biological leaning could be producing this stuff themselves. There's a patch for the first member to grow their own Robot t-shirt ;-)

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


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!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago


Seeds

Hey guys, finally a different question today. I'm trying to get some seeds sprouting and I put them in paper towel (wet of course) and they've been in there for a few days and still nothing. Are they duds? Sorry for the confusion everyone, I'm not growing weed (right now), these are seeds from a really hot pepper that my cousine grows in his garden down in the states.

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago


I need to grow a 3.25 foot wide salt crystal and don't know how

I'm experimenting with lenses and want a big one(to big for the kiln) so i decided to try salt. I've grown small crystals in a pot almost 1 inch wide but don't have a clue how to scale it up.

Posted by AlbinoMoose308 6 years ago


LED and wiring help :D

I am planning on making a small plant grow light for a locker but could use some assistance with some electrical components and wiring. I wanted to run a fair some of LEDs off of a battery to help grow a plant in an otherwise enclosed space. I need to find an appropriate arrangement so that I am not changing batteries all the time. I would also like the lights to turn on and off every 12 or so hours. How would I go about setting up the LEDs but even more than that how and what would I use to set up a battery powered timer?

Posted by evilghostbat 7 years ago


Growing numbers of jellyfish linked to global warming

The growing number of jellyfish in the oceans has scientists worried, as they say it is an indication of how badly the ocean is being treated. They are showing up in places where they have never been seen before, and this is being attributed to a number of causes, including global warming and overfishing of the jellie's natural predators. LinkyI can personally attest to this one. I went to the beach and got stung by these little nasties. There must have been thousands and thousands of them swimming around. When they sting you, it HURTS. I had whip marks on my arms and legs for hours. Stupid jellyfish...

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago


Folders For Favorites

I'd love to be able to add folders to my ever growing list of favorites, right now they are getting a bit unruly!

Posted by digitalmonkeyman 7 years ago


Bamboo

Hi, Does anyone know anything about bamboo? I'd like to grow some, but don't know anything about it. Any info will be helpful. Thanks

Posted by wheelbme 8 years ago


Remembrance.

It's that time of year again. The best / worst part this year was the moment when the family of a local man, recently killed in action, laid a wreath and the whole parade burst into spontaneous applause. They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. ................................... When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,  For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Free running

I would like to see some instructables on parkour and free running as it is a fast growing sport and very good for you.

Posted by The Fallen Bumble Bee 11 years ago


Sodium grow light ballast to car dc-ac inverter. Can it be done ?

Story be this my friend. I have a few 1000watt grow light inverter/ballasts. Turns out i can't afford the electricity needed to run these. Soooooo I'm wondering if i can convert them into a dc-ac inverter. For use in a mobile home or in my car for....something I'll figure some use for it. Could also just be a fun project. Point being Id like to see these re purposed for something useful. I didn't pay much for them (lucky thrift shop find) And i dont want to use it for running lights on 12v or whatever. Thats all i can seem to find on this subject in google. And i can solder and very well..i think. 

Posted by williamb349 1 year ago


Free running

I would like to see some instructables on parkour and free running as it is a fast growing sport and very good for you.

Posted by The Fallen Bumble Bee 11 years ago


Midori no kaaten "Green Curtain"

I just read about an inspiring idea from Japan to lower electricity bills in summer: you mount a wire frame outside the window, plant vines at the bottom, and the vines will grow up the wires, providing shade, a more "organic" feeling, and probably a little more oxygen to the room its shading. This sounds like a GREAT idea! Does anyone know of any fast growing vines that are succulent/lush enough to make this work well?

Posted by dizzytired 10 years ago