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Easy Self Watering Patio Container Garden – Growing Herbs and Leafy Green Vegetables

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

John from www.growingyourgreens.com shows you from start to finish how easy it is to set up a self-watering patio pickers “raised bed” container garden. In this episode, John will set up two of these container gardens that are perfect for growing on a patio, deck, porch, lanai or other small area for people that live in an apartment, condo or townhome with limited space. John will show mixxing his special soil mixture and talk about what he is planting in each patio pickers garden and why. After watching this episode, you will be able to set up and start growing your own patio pickers garden.

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    Building a bottle tower for container gardening

    Saturday, March 10th, 2012

    Plastic bottles stacked into a bottle tower can be recycled to set up a vertical kitchen garden at home. The bottle towers are used for container gardening of vegetables and herbs. How to build such a tower is shown in different steps.

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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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        How to assemble Keter’s Compost Mixer

        Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

        Find the Compost Mixer and other Plastic Gardening products in www.keter.com ! Keter Plastic Ltd. is one of the largest plastic resin manufacturers in the world, offering contemporary plastic gardening tools as well as cutting edge outdoor & indoor storage solutions,do-it-yourself products, garden furniture, tool boxes, household products and plastic toys.

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