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Repurpose clear storage totes as mini-greenhouses

Repurpose clear storage totes as mini-greenhouses | Garden 1235 | Scoop.it

If you have warm temperatures during the day but cold nights and want to add plants to your Fall or Winter garden you can start your seedlings in small containers stored inside clear plastic totes. Take the totes outside before you leave in the morning so they can get a day's worth of sunlight and build up cold tolerance then bring them inside at night.

 

This idea comes from homesteading weblog The Prairie Cottage. They recommend grouping seedlings into plastic totes according to their cold tolerance. That way you can bring in your most vulnerable plants well before sunset while other plants may be fine for another hour or two. Eventually most of your plants will grow and build up their cold tolerance so they can be planted in the soil and you can flip the clear tote over as an improvised cold frame while the plant's root systems are getting established. The plastic totes may not seem like much but they will keep wind chill from hurting your plants as well as trap a little solar heat.


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Richard Spencer's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:47 AM

this looks ideal  if  you  are  out  of  space 

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How to Design Flower Beds

How to Design Flower Beds | Garden 1235 | Scoop.it

Hey there,

 

I've found this aritcle on designing flower beds in your backyard and found it really useful. Its an article on the basics of creating a flower bed but it has quite a few simple and useful ideas that I think can help the beginners out there. Have a look at it and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

"This guide will show you how to design and create a magnificent flower bed to enhance the color and aesthetics of your backyard, turning it into a paradise for you to enjoy."


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Debra Anchors's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:11 AM

 

 

 

A very nice share from luca samson -Debra

Eila mathias's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:20 AM

its about how to landscape

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PVC Strawberry Planter

PVC Strawberry Planter | Garden 1235 | Scoop.it

What are the advantages of this system? The most obvious is the ability to grow many plants in a small space. It’s an interesting way to maximize the production of a small garden, or to grow strawberries on a deck or balcony. 

 

But there are other advantages. Since the plants are off the ground, you’ll be able to grow very clean, very high-quality berries. Disease problems can be minimized with the off-the-ground approach, particularly in a greenhouse where constant airflow is provided.

 

Follow the photo-link to find out how to make your own strawberry tower.


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Art Home Naturel''s curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:38 AM

Le printemps est là... enfin presque!!!

 

Votre balcon n'est pas très grand mais vous êtes gourmand... voici un style de présentation "gain de place" à mettre où bon vous semble, mais au soleil! pour des fruits bien mûrs.

 

Très facile à mettre en place dans un tuyau en PVC. 

 

Bonne plantation et surtout très bonne dégustation... 

Kayahna S.'s curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:14 AM

for school garden

Team Pendley's curator insight, April 30, 2013 11:12 AM

cool