The Dearthbox: a Low-cost, Self-watering Planter

Joining many other excellent earthbox instructables, meet ours, the Dearthbox! The Dearthbox costs about $13-16 per box, and can grow up to three plants, depending on the type of plant. At our house in CA, we’ve been testing these out for the…
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Growing Gourds (Ridge Gourd, Bitter Gourd and Snake Gourd)

It is spring… Time for garden enthusiasts like me to wake up and prepare the backyard to plant our own vegetables… Even people with very little space use their terrace to plant vegetables in containers. Gourd varieties like Ridge gourd,…
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How to Repair a Solar Powered LED Garden Light

This is a guide on how to repair your light if you have had it for a few years and the stress of the outdoors have caused it to stop working. Honestly, why won’t cheap things last longer than five minutes? Step 1: Take Apart the Light Fitting.…
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Sprout Seeds Overnight…with Scarification!

How would you like to sprout practically any seed overnight?  Of course you would! I like to mess around with plants, but I have always had a hard time getting seeds to reliably sprout, or germinate. Yesterday I was poking around the web trying to…
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Propane Fire Pit From Copper Fittings and a Flower Pot

Fire. Man’s best friend, scourge of vampires, zombies, and other things that go bump in the night. Mastery of fire is what separates mankind from the animals. That and it is fun to watch. This instructable presents my method of building a…
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Self Watering Recycled Plant Pot for Growing Herbs and Flowers

Inspired by bbullet’s Self-watering recycled vase instructable, this is the method that I have been using to make dozens of self-watering recycled planters. Thanks, bbullet! The way that I am making these uses 2 or 3 liter soda bottles and…
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Lawn Striper

This will show you how to stripe your yard like the professionals, and you’ll save $100! Step 1: Gather 1. pvc pipe 3″ thick and the width of the back wheels or slightly smaller.(see picture) 2. 3/4″ thick plywood 3. 2…
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Cutting Down a Tree in Pieces

The following contains some tips that could be used in the course of removing a tree with the constraints: a)  Removal by one person b)  No chain saw (reciprocating saw) c)  Tree cannot be felled in one swoop (environment too cramped) While there…
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Food of the Future: Window DIY Spirulina Superfood

Having your own spirulina window farm is one of the easiest most satisfying things you could ever take on. It is an environmentally friendly way to produce and consume a complete protein and nutritional source! Algae Spirulina is 25 times more…
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Propagation of Fruit Bearing Trees by Air-Layering

Most of us want to plant and grow fruit trees at our home garden or in an orchard for their tasty fruits. There are many ways a fruit tree can be propagated – from seeds, from a nursery-bought seedling or by means of Air-layering. The problem…
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Make a Garden Planter From Decking

Hello, and welcome to my 2nd published Instructable, children! Today we’re going to make a planter from offcuts and inexpensive timber. I’ve always been interested in growing some vegetables in the garden, but, as I’m sure some of…
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Grow Ginger As a Houseplant

If you are going to grow houseplants, why not choose plants that are both beautiful and useful? Ginger is one of these plants.  Looking a bit like bamboo, and with striking flowers (if you can get it to bloom) Ginger makes a beautiful addition to…
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