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Green Roof Growers: New Wicking Strategy for Sub-Irrigated Planters

Step 3 finished planter two pot tomato - sub-irrigated with wicks: New Wicking Strategy for Sub-Irrigated Planters

Step 2 outside view of a two pot tomato - sub-irrigated with wicks: New Wicking Strategy for Sub-Irrigated Planters uses polyester batting like Pellon Thermolam

Based on many posts over at Inside Urban Green on using wicking fabric in sub irrigation, I contacted Greensca.

Test Your Soil's pH with Vinegar: Sprinkle some vinegar on a handful of dirt. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline. Need to check this out!

10 Uses for Vinegar

Test Your Soil's pH with Vinegar: Sprinkle some vinegar on a handful of dirt. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline. (Much better than blending up cabbage for a pH indicator)

1" of rain on 1,000 sq ft house = 600 gallons of water!

of rain puts about 600 gallons of water atop a square foot house! That's a lot of free water. These cisterns collect rainwater from a nearby roof and when the tanks are full water is dispersed through a gravity-fed drip system that irrigates crops.

Umbrella greenhouse for herbs keeps pests away

Great idea for a simple greenhouse garden, using an old clear plastic umbrella. Keeps the birds out of your garden until plants are strong and sturdy. ( this is a great idea!

Outback Edge Harvest: Supporting Tomatoes in Wicking Beds

Outback Edge Harvest: Supporting Tomatoes in Wicking Beds

Rusty tractor wheels, awesome idea  need to find me a few of these~~~

tractor wheels turned planters Totally love this idea.Now, where to find some tractor wheels!

The float valve is located in the waste basket, which makes this an "automatic watering sub -irrigated raised bed planter

The float valve is located in the waste basket, which makes this an "automatic watering sub -irrigated raised bed planters, from uncle george

Great Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Great Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Wicking garden bed made from a bath and upturned pots, offcuts etc

Wicking garden bed made from a bath and upturned pots, offcuts etc

Great idea for tomato plant stakes can also put a terra cotta saucer for bird bath.

I have some old tomato stands that I didn't know what to do with. Planters made of tomato stands. One method to create elevated heights for potted plants in garden beds.

Dishfunctional Designs: New Uses For Old Bird Baths

miniature garden in a concrete birdbath - the stone mushrooms and little snail decoration are perfect. What a perfect little fairy hut, complete with sparkles! from BHG - fairy gardens and minis

DIY Self-Watering Containers (don't forget to put mosquito dunks in the reservoir to prevent mosquito larvae from thriving)

DIY Self-Watering Containers

You can make your own self-watering container from a couple of buckets. Could then put inside decorative container.

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