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Simple Crop Rotation for Organic Gardening - Organic Gardening

Crop rotation is an important factor of organic gardening. It’s just as important as composting and cover crops. By not following these simple steps …

Child Poverty Reaches Highest Rate in 20 Years

<i>By Gale Holland</i><p>Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant …

Great Depression

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Quinoa: How to Pronounce It and Why You Should Eat It

Quin-what? How do I pronounce this food that is so popular in the health community lately? Is it "kwuh-NO-uh” or “KWIN-wah”? Quin-NO. The truth is, …

Nutrition

Goji Play

Workouts can be tedious, specially if you´re on a cardio machine. Meet Goji Play, a gaming device that turns treadmills and exercise bikes into …

Exercise

100 Skills Everyone Should Know

Nothing but the essentials.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job—but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Now you can explore how to perform life's essential skills. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p><i>The</i> …

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FINA Releases 2016 Olympic Qualifying Procedure; Time Standards Held for ...

#OlympicGames #SummerOlympicGames [SwimSwam]… Time Standards Held for December. 0 Braden Keith | May 21st, 2014 | Featured, International, News · …

Build Your Own Mason Bee House

Instead of keeping honeybees, we're trying something else: Mason bees. They're very different from honeybees. They don't live together in a hive or …

Choose DIY to Save Big on Solar Panels for Your Home!

Have you been thinking about installing solar panels for your home, but been discouraged because the cost is too high? Here in Montana, my family and …

Homemade Sports Drink

About 8 months ago, DIY Natural community member Peggy shared her recipe for homemade Gatorade with us. I kept telling myself I would try this out, …

32 Awesome DIY Backyard Ideas

7.) Make a giant Scrabble set.<p>8.) Build a fire pit in the back yard.<p>9.) And if you don’t want to spend too much money, try this cheap fire pit.<p>10.) …

Everything You Need To Know About Adding Solar Panels At Home

<i>Christine Tusher, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Solar-powered homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But a plethora of federal and local tax incentives along with increasing worries about climate change have made them commonplace.<p>Installing solar panels can decrease your household’s carbon footprint …

How To: Make A Kick Butt Resumé | Whitney Blake

<i>It’s no secret that the job market is more competitive than it has ever been. With the sea of recent grads applying everywhere that I am, I know that</i> …

17 Outstanding Handmade Porch Swing Designs

The lovely spring weather is very tempting and everyone wants to spend more time outside enjoying the spring and soon to be summer weather while also …

Country Lore: Outdoor Solar Shower

With the sun providing heat, you only have to provide the water for this outdoor solar shower.<p>This outdoor solar shower is one of the ways I conserve …

How to Start Your Indoor Garden

Save money and get a head start on your garden by starting plants and vegetables from seed in your home. A garden expert shares her secrets for successful seedlings.<p>Save money and get a head start on your garden by starting plants and vegetables from seed in your home. A garden expert shares her …

Tiny Tomatoes for Indoor Gardening

comments (5) December 17th, 2012<p><b>Jodi Torpey</b>, contributor<p>11 users recommend<p>I recently went to a holiday plant sale and there wasn't a single …

Ten Vegetables You Can Grow in Shade It's a common misconception that the only site to grow vegetables in s one that's in full sun. For some vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and squash, this is entirely true. But those of us who have shade are not doomed to a life without homegrown produce. Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, shade is just fine. Keep in mind, no vegetable will grow in full shade. The following crops will produce with three to six hours of sun per day. Salad Greens, such as leaf lettuce, arugula, endive, cress, and radicchio Broccoli Cauliflower Peas Beets Brussels Sprouts Radishes Swiss Chard Leafy Greens, such as collards, mustard greens, spinach, and kale Beans The best thing about knowing that these crops will successfully grow in some shade is that you'll be able to get more produce from your garden. Suppose, like most home gardeners, you've sited the vegetable garden in the one area of your yard that gets full sun. Use that space to grow the sun-lovers: the peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, corn, and squashes. The other crops, those that do well in the shade, can be tucked in anywhere. Grow some beets or swiss chard in your part-sun perennial border. Grow some lettuce or radishes in a container or window box. Make use of the space you have, in both sun and shade, can easily double the amount of vegetables you usually get. And homegrown produce, whether it's a fresh, juicy beefsteak tomato or a crisp, spicy radish, will spoil you forever against the bland, boring produce at your local grocer. Being able to step out into your own yard to gather ingredients for an impromptu salad or side dish is a joy, and if you make the most of your space, you'll be harvesting the fruits of your labor from spring through fall, and quite possibly beyond.

Inexpensive Mini-Greenhouse

You can build this raised garden bed mini-greenhouse to extend your growing season with used railroad ties for the base and some scrap wood and sheet …

Author Builds Tiny Solar-Powered Off Grid Cabin for Under $2,000!

Homesteader and author LaMar Alexander lives in a tiny, self-sufficient 400 square foot cabin that he built himself for under $2,000! Powered by a …

How to Raise Chickens in Your Backyard | The Art of Manliness

Creek and two of his lovely lady lumps.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>I’m a smart man. I have …

23 Surprisingly Gorgeous Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Because shipping containers are like Legos for adults.

Shipping Containers

Aquaponics

What Is Aquaponics?<p>Aquaponics combines ‘Aquaculure’ and ‘Hydroponics’ to grow edible fish and vegetables harvested from your own backyard.<p>So not only …

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How to Build a Hydroponic Window Farm - Part 2 of 2

Insulating IBC Totes For Aquaponics (2013 06-23)

Aquaponics

cooling your tent or van

<b>Posts:</b> 9979<p><b>Joined:</b> Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am<p><b>Location:</b> apache junction az.<p>The basic idea for the bucket cooler is just a smaller version of …