DIY projects

How to save tomato seeds

September 12, 2013
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There’s nothing quite like sowing a seed that you’ve saved yourself. Or giving away your own seeds to friends and neighbours. And there are other benefits, too – including saving money, protecting our biodiversity and letting crops flower for pollinators.  But is it possible to save seeds when you’re only growing with a few containers […]

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How to make your own moveable raised bed – step by step

August 16, 2013
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DIY project: Level 2 (easy to medium) Here’s how to make your own moveable raised bed / large container using recycled materials – all for just a few pounds or dollars. Add a lick of paint to the outside and you’ll create a stylish container to rival any you can buy! The benefits of making […]

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How to make your own container with water reservoir

May 14, 2013
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Using old recycling boxes and pvc piping Step by step instructions  In this post you’ll learn how to make a long lasting, high performance container with water reservoir. Level of difficulty: moderate Water reservoirs make watering easier and dramatically improve yields. You can add reservoirs in various ways. One simple way is to add a […]

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How to make a genuinely ‘self-watering’ container garden

January 29, 2013
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DIY Project: Level 3 (Harder) If you’re looking for a highly productive and elegant growing system that is genuinely ‘self watering’, this system from Canada is brilliant!  I’ve graded it ‘Harder’ because you need a few specialist tools and some practical DIY skills. But anyone who’s happy to tackle simple carpentry or plumbing jobs at […]

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