Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Make a Backyard Pond from a Tire!

This has got to be the most ingenious trash-to-treasure project for the garden I have seen yet!

The photos were found on Pinterest, unfortunately, they were linked to just a photo since the original blog it was posted to has been removed.  So . . . no instructions or tutorial . . . just awesome inspiration.

When we get around to making this pond, we will take lots of photos and make a tutorial for this project.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Paper Pulp Seed Starters

It is that time of year when we can't wait to plant our seeds and get a head start on Spring.  

I've been looking for inexpensive ways to start seeds and especially love it is something that can be recycled.

Would you believe these seed starters were made out of junk mail that you would normally toss in the garbage?  How about using newspaper instead of throwing them away? Ingenious idea!

Chris at 365 Days of DIY came up with this awesome idea.  Click here for the tutorial with photos.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Recycling in the garden

Don't throw away those toilet paper or paper towel rolls!

This has got to be one of the best ideas I've seen for recycling items for starting seedlings.  My favorite is egg cartons!

How to make it:

1. Using scissors, cut six to eight small slits in the end of your toilet paper roll (if using a paper towel roll, cut the roll into three pieces before beginning this step).

2. Fold the strips down so they overlap.

3. Fill carefully with wet soil, and set in a baking sheet.

4. Plant one seed per roll. After germination, just plant the whole thing in your garden! If you don’t mind transplanting your seedlings, you can use all kinds of recyclables for germination: Takeout containers, plastic cups, soda bottles and shoe boxes – just to name a few.

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