Category Archives for "Gardening"

How To Make & Operate A DIY Soldier Fly Larvae Composting Bin…

The black soldier fly is a common and widespread fly. The larvae and adults are considered neither pests nor vectors. Instead, black soldier fly larvae play a similar role to that of redworms as essential decomposers in breaking down organic substrates and returning nutrients to the soil. In addition black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are an […]

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10 Gardening Tips & Ideas Every Gardener Should Know…

In this short video you’ll learn 10 really useful tips, ideas and hacks that every gardener should know. These gardening tricks might surprise you and help you not only to grow the best plants in your garden, but also save you a lot of money. Here is an overview of the tips… 1. Beneficial bacteria: Fish […]

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How To Make A DIY Worm Tower For Your Garden…

A worm tower goes directly in the garden and provides a habitat for your red wiggler composting worms. Feed them with your kitchen scraps and coffee grounds and they’ll convert these “waste” products into organic fertilizer for your garden. In this video you’ll learn how to make a simple DIY composting worm tower using 4 […]

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Making A Mini Greenhouse Out Of 4 Hula-Hoops…

If you want to make a really simple (and cheap) mini greenhouse for your garden, then here’s a really simple project that uses hula-hoops and a few other pieces of equipment. Here’s what you’ll need… 4 wooden planks 4 Hula-hoops A hose pipe 8 metal bars Shade cloth Conduit First you’ll need to create a […]

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Self-Sufficient & Debt-Free Backyard Farmers…

When Myrna and Earl Fincher married 53 years ago they started farming their yard “out of necessity”. As Earl remembers: “we were both very young when we got married and I was in between jobs. And we were expecting so there were several strikes against us”. Today, the Finchers make a living selling their organic […]

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Backyard Aquaponics Mini Farm Connected To The Internet…

Rik Kretzinger grew up on a Christmas tree farm and spent his college years studying horticulture, but he found it too difficult to make a living as a small farmer so he spent most of his career working for others. A few years ago, he began to tinker with aquaponics (fishfarming + hydroponics), sensors and the […]

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Backyard Aeroponics: A Self-Sustaining Farm In Wisconsin…

Benjamin Staffeldt grew up on a farm and works in a garden center so when he and his wife Sara moved into a rental home (a duplex), it was only natural he’d want to start farming his (shared) backyard. They began with containers and then bought a kit greenhouse to extend the growing season and […]

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DIY Wicking Bed – Self Watering Container Gardening…

There are two main reasons to use wicking beds instead of just watering the ground like most people do – first, watering from the top allows water/moisture to evaporate up into the air (a lot more than you’d think) but wicking beds don’t allow the water to evaporate – the roots suck up most of […]

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