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How To Make Seed Starters Out Of Paper Pulp

“Spring is in the air, and with that in mind I have gardening on the brain! So, I made some seed starter pots out of junk mail. What you’ll need… Shredded Paper Water Blender Muffin tin Directions… Begin by filling a blender with handfuls of shredded paper. If you don’t have a paper shredder you can […]

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8 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow

“Heal rashes, treat depression, and reduce indigestion with these herbs you can grow in your own garden. You too can grow a healing garden. In ancient times, monks and physicians grew gardens specifically full of healing herbs called Physics. Why not plant your own with  some of these herbs? By investing a little sweat and the […]

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220-Gallon Rainwater Collection System Video

“Here’s to free water… This is a tour and some how-to around our new four barrel rain water harvesting system at the Sugar Shack, an intentional community in the heart of Mid-City Los Angeles. The system, built from a combination of reclaimed and easy to acquire parts, is a crowning jewel in our ever growing […]

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91 No GMO (Monsanto-Free) Seed Companies

Monsanto now owns 40% of the seed market! It’s not terribly easy to avoid them, which is why we’ve compiled this list to help you navigate through things… “Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For […]

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How To Build A Drip Irrigation System For Under $100

“A drip irrigation system can save you time, money and conserve water. This drip irrigation system can be turned on and left to do its job without you having to stand over it to monitor its progress. Using water wisely with a drip irrigation system will produce a garden that will supply you with fresh […]

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35 Garden Pest & Disease Remedies

Turn to your pantry and medicine cabinet for simple solutions to common garden problems… “I’ve found that awareness and a quick response are two of the best allies against garden foes. By knowing my plants, as well as their pests and diseases, I can be proactive in combatting garden ailments. When problems do arise, I […]

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How To Grow Watermelon From Seed With Milk

“Milk and watermelon may not be a common combination in the diet, but they are  good friends in the garden. Milk can be used during two stages of watermelon gardening. The first application is to soak the seeds in milk to help them germinate faster – a real plus if you are in colder areas with short […]

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The Benefits Of Mustard In The Garden

Mustard is said to help suppress weed growth and provides a living mulch… “The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm, which is why it is so useful to sow the seed. It gives the feared […]

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Epson Salt: A Must-Have For Home & Garden

Epsom “Salt”… not really a salt at all but two minerals that our body actually uses and needs. “Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body— can contribute to high […]

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Backyard Solar Powered Aquaponics System

So you want to raise organic vegetables and fish in your own backyard without soil or fertilizer? Here’s a nice system from Renewable DIY. Specifications… Fish Tank – 4’ x 6’ x 22” deep, holds about 344 gallons of water and can support around 172 pounds of fish easily depending on type of fish Grow Bed […]

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