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Basic Gardening Tips : Common Mistakes When Gardening

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Learn how to start and maintain a garden in this free gardening video. Expert: Tia Pinney Bio: Tia Pinney is a Teacher Naturalist and Adult Program Coordinator at Mass Audubons Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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    Container Gardening Tips

    Saturday, August 13th, 2011

    Patti Moreno the Garden Girl and Mark Highland from Organic Mechanic Soil discuss tips for making stand out container plant displays.

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      Japanese house # 9

      Sunday, July 31st, 2011

      Yard work and the installation of a Japanese door intercom or door phone as they say. 20000 yen for the unit and its got a camera and night lights with a big color screen inside. 8000 yen more for the wire and stuff to install it. I cleared the overgrown front yard and then dug a ditch and ran the cables for the camera. I had my first experience working with Japanese PVC conduit and it was a breeze. These things are awesome! It will save a snapshot of the person who rang the doorbell when you are not home and it has led lights to illuminate the person at night. It has an adjustable camera and it can be integrated with your home phone and smoke detectors etc. With some units you can get an extra handset like a phone but it has a screen on it so you can carry it with you around the house and not miss a delivery or friend stopping by. Panasonic VL-SV31KL kit VL-MV30K video unit VL-V520L camera

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        Black & Decker Cordless Trimmer Edger review

        Friday, July 29th, 2011

        Reviewing a recently purchased Black & Decker cordless trimmer edger 18 volt catalog number NST2018 review. Purchased at Home Depot, also on sale at Wal-Mart. At the time of purchase both sold the items for .00. Comes with two batteries and a charger. Takes approximately 8 hours to charge, however the charge last a very long time. The trimmer also edges. It is very light, easy to handle, and versatile. No electric cord or gas and oil to handle. YouTube channel: PropagandaBuster www.youtube.com YouTube channel: PropagandaBuster2 www.youtube.com PropagandaBuster Blog: propaganda-buster.blogspot.com Black & Decker cordless trimmer edger catalog number NST2018 review Home Depot Wal-Mart propagandabuster propagandabuster2 propaganda buster tony product review Black and Decker yard work garden tools

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          Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces

          Sunday, July 24th, 2011

          A tour of my organic vegetable garden on my Manhattan fire escape. Who says you can’t grow vegetables in the city? For more information, check out www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com

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            Betty’s Trip to Farmers’ Market + Herb Garden Update — NO RECIPE

            Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

            In this video, Betty gives an update on the status of her herb garden, picking a few tomatoes and showing some green tomatoes and pepper plants, along with her rosemary, sage, dill, tarragon, oregano, cilantro, chives, basil, and thyme, flat leaf and curly parsley. After that, Rick and I go to the Farmer’s market to buy some fresh vegetables. I purchase banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, green bell peppers, peaches, yellow squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, and new potatoes. I will be uploading a recipe tomorrow, using some of these fresh vegetables. I hope you enjoy the trip! –Betty 🙂

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              Annual Flowers for Container Gardening

              Thursday, July 14th, 2011

              Annual flowers – a garden trial of annual flowers and award-winning garden author Doug Green’s picks for his own container gardening adventures www.simplegiftsfarm.com If you’re going to use Zinnia in the container garden, pick shorter varieties. I note in the video that some varieties are powdery mildew resistant while others will wither and die by the end of the summer in containers. Similarly, dwarf nicotine Anna is an excellent container plant. It is not fragrant in the dwarf varieties, you need the older taller varieties to get the fragrance. Marigolds and Lantana are excellent in containers for the full, hot sun. Angelonia is being used more and more by container gardening enthusiasts for a full hot sun garden. The old-fashioned petunia in modern incarnations, particularly the Wave series are standard fare for using annual flowers in container gardening. Begonia ‘Angel Wings’ is an older begonia but is the single most heavily–blooming begonia I know of. It is, without a doubt, my favorite of this family for outdoor growing. The rules for using annual flowers in container gardening or the same for any other kind of plant with several exceptions. Yes, you need to water them almost daily. Yes, you need to feed them at least weekly. The major difference however is in the pruning. Annual flowers require a regular weekly pruning to keep them short and bushy. Picking off the spent flowers is necessary on a daily or every second–day basis. My rule of thumb is that when

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                Tomahawk Combat Axe / Machete

                Sunday, July 10th, 2011

                Two products i bought from Budk.com both products were under and work great. I think they would make great back ups. www.unitedcutlery.com

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                  How to build a Garden Tool Storage Bin for under $20 Holds 18 tools! Save Money and Room!

                  Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

                  Dad came up with a pretty good idea for storing all the garden tools he had floating around in his garage. First he purchased a used (empty) 50 gallon barrel from a local food processor for around . the barrel’s top is permanently sealed, but it has two large threaded holes in it. He cleaned out the residue from the original contents (molassas) using hot water and some dish soap. Using a 2 1/8″ hole saw, he drilled 14 more holes into the top (in addition to the two holes already in it) giving the top of the barrel a total of 16 useable holes. By pouring four gallons of 1.5″- round river rock through the 18 holes he gives the barrel enough weight and stability so that it won’t tip over with the tools in it, but still be easy to move around the garage. The only thing I didn’t show in the video was that I would drill some small drainage holes in the bottom of the barrel if I was going to store it outside. (This is why you want to use round river rock as it will not compact (like crushed rock) and will allow water drainage through the rock.) As long as the holes in the bottom of the barrel are smaller than the round rock it would allow water to drain, but not let the rocks fall out the bottom. Dad’s storing his tools inside so no need to drill drainage holes.

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                    Container Gardening Tips & Plans : Planting a Container Garden: Home Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

                    Monday, June 27th, 2011

                    Learn how to plant your container garden in this free home gardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice. Expert: Scott Reil Contact: www.safelawns.org Bio: Scott Reil is an accredited nurseryman and longtime horticulturalist with over two decades of experience in the field. Scott is now working for www.safelawns.org. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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