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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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    Gardening Tools & Accessories : Types of Hoses for Gardening

    Friday, February 18th, 2011

    There are a number of garden hoses with different purposes. Learn about gardening with different types of hoses from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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      Gardening Tools & Accessories : Perlite as a Gardening Mix

      Thursday, November 4th, 2010

      Improve the quality of your soil by using perlite. Learn about gardening with perlite from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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      Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using a Sprayer in Gardening

      Monday, November 1st, 2010

      Hand sprayers can help to spread pesticides in a garden. Learn about gardening with sprayers from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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      Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using a pH Scale in Gardening

      Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

      Check the pH level of your soil every so often. Learn about the influence of pH levels on gardening from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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      Gardening Tools & Accessories : Gardening with a Soaker Hose

      Monday, October 11th, 2010

      A soaker hose will help water those plants that require a greater volume of water. Learn about gardening with soaker hoses from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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      Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using Peat Moss in Gardening

      Monday, September 20th, 2010

      Peat moss will help ensure you have good soil for your garden. Learn about gardening with peat moss from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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      Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using Peat Moss in Gardening

      Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

      Peat moss will help ensure you have good soil for your garden. Learn about gardening with peat moss from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as an urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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