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How To : Test if a fertilizer has nitrates in it

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to test if a fertilizer has nitrates rather than urea or ammonia as its nitrogen source. The idea is quit simple, in a strongly acidic solution the nitrates will behave like nitric acid and dissolve copper metal releasin ...more

How To : Use epsom salts as a fertilizer for roses

here are lots of products for fertilizing Roses and Roses need fertilizing for the best blooms. A household product that works well is Epsom Salt. The Magnesium Sulfate in Epsom Salts is great for Roses. All you do is take a half cup of Epsom Salt Crystals and sprinkle it arou ...more

How To : Use fertilizer in FarmVille

Like most living things, your plants in FarmVille will always enjoy a good meal. Understanding the types and effects of fertilizer will help you level up quicker! This video tutorial shows how to use fertilizer in FarmVille. From regular fertilizer to Super Grow, fertilizing ...more

How To : Use urine as fertilizer

Learn how to neutralize urine as it is used to create fertilizer for house plants with this tutorial. This is a great way to reuse your urine and make a great fertilizer for your garden. All you need is magnesium chloride and urine.

How To : Make a gardening fertilizer from skunky beer

While this video starts off talking about beer, it shows how to turn an old beer into a great gardening fertilizer. You will need water, epsom salt, and the old beer. Watch this intructional video and learn how to give an undrinkable beer a new life by turning it into a plant ...more

How To : Choose plant fertilizer

To grow beautiful flowers and plants in an outdoor garden, you need to feed your soil the right plant food – a fertilizer that will help your plants thrive. Watch this video to learn how to choose plant fertilizer. Step 1. Test your soil Test your soil to find out what nutri ...more

How To : Choose the Right Fertilizer for Your Lawn

To keep your lawn healthy, you'll want to fertilize it twice a year: once in fall and once in spring. But what type of fertilizer should you use? The answer, of course, has to do with the type of lawn you have and the sort of results you want to see. For more information on ch ...more

How To : Make fertilizer

The one thing that can make your home garden flourish is by taking care of it and meeting the needs of your plants. One of those needs is great fertilizer. And the best fertilizer comes from the heart, not the store. Get great results in your garden by making your own fertiliz ...more

How To : Feed Your Soil and Read a Fertilizer Label

Don't be intimidated about plant nutrition and how to read those mysterious numbers on fertilizer labels! Watch this funny and memorable video that breaks down the basics of fertilizing and shows you how to feed your plants. Video: . Ready to feed you hungry plants now? Garden ...more

How To : Identify if you are using too mcuh fertilizer

In this video, we learn how to identify common tree problems. If you use too much fertilizer you can find a burn scar that is left on the bark of the tree. You can avoid this by making sure fertilizer spikes are placed away from the tree. Tree splitting is also an obvious sign ...more

How To : 7 Unexpected Uses for Epsom Salt

If you've never had a reason to keep some Epsom salt in your home, I'm about to give you seven good ones, some that will surely surprise you. The magical ingredient in Epsom salt is the mineral magnesium sulfate, which naturally sedates your nervous system and draw toxins out ...more

How To : Grow Cold, Hardy Running Bamboo

Bamboo is easy to grow, but there are a few things you should know before starting. There are hundreds of species of bamboo and they can be roughly divided into either running or clumping bamboos. Almost all cold hardy bamboos are runners and almost all tropical bamboos are cl ...more

How To : Make nitric acid

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make nitric acid. They show three ways to make nitric acid based on two different chemical approaches, both of which can be done using easily accessible materials. Warning: The procedures in this video produce large q ...more

Better Than Brita : Water Filters with No Plastic Parts

I used a plastic water filter for years. Who wouldn't? It cuts down on buying bottled water, which, as it turns out, is pretty much the same as unfiltered tap water. Plus, bottled water is terrible for the environment and your wallet, too. Water that costs only pennies a day a ...more

How To : Save Your Tomatoes From Rats And Rot

Every summer my husband and I plant a tomato plant. We do this to enjoy the plump red tomatoes right off of the vine. This summer we have had a problem, which is that SOMETHING IS EATING OUR TOMATOES AND IT IS NOT US! The Beginning Let me start from the beginning. Purchase ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

Make Your Own Nitrous Oxide : Hilarious Science

If you've ever had teeth removed/minor surgery, you most likely received some laughing gas, or nitrous oxide. This gas creates a happy, lightened feeling, and causes instant laughter. In this article, I'll show you how to make some. BUT BE CAREFUL!!! DO NOT proceed in this exp ...more

How To : Transplant Papaya Trees

Papaya trees are very vulnerable to transplantation shock. Seedlings tend to recover slowly and poorly after replanting in a new location under a sunny sky. Many internet articles advise that papaya trees should be transplanted without injury to their root systems. Keeping the ...more

How To : Make ammonium nitrate with NaHSO4 and nitrate salt

Okay, so you don't necessarily have to make ammonium nitrate to have ammonium nitrate — ammonium nitrate can simply be obtained from fertilizers and instant cold packs. Making homemade NH4NO3 can be much more expensive then buying it, but this video is not meant to be a viable ...more

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Starbucks may be the McDonalds of the coffee world, but sometimes there is just no way around that jones for a cup of joe. Today was one of those days. A late night of wishing friends farewell from the city of angels turned into sleeping past my alarm and running late for work ...more

How To : Neighbor Visits Guide and Tips

Zynga has just released new ways to help your neighbors! You will have the opportunity to find more coins and give more useful gifts while visiting neighbors and even get to see your neighbors work on your own farm! On your farm When your farm loads you might see some of you ...more

How To : Fertilize roses with coffee grounds

The Sun Sprite Rose has a nice fragrance but you want to keep it healthy by fertilizing it. Roses are heavy feeders so Charlie suggests adding compost in the Spring, really building up the soil, maybe put in some time release fertilizer pellets, then use regular Rose food to k ...more

How To : Reuse Old Coffee Grounds

Many people start their day with a fresh, hot cup of coffee. They purchase their coffee with care and enjoy it greatly. But what do you do with those grounds once you’ve drunk your coffee? Here are some uses for those used coffee grounds! Note: It's always easiest to handle co ...more

How To : Plant a crimson queen Japanese Maple tree

This video gives an insight not only into planting a beautiful Japanese Maple Tree, but also other tree's as well. Learn how to dig a proper hole, fertilizer suggestions, mulching and burying. Be sure to watch carefully! Featuring Arborist Gary Overton.

How To : Build a retaining wall garden bed island

Chris from Backyard Gardening shows us how to build a raised island garden bed with retaining wall bricks. After drawing out the markings on the soil with spray paint, he loosened the sod with a special sod-cutting tool, which makes it easier to remove. Using a flat shovel ( ...more

How To : Grow blue corn

Blue corn is a special variety of corn which can be differentiated by the majority of the corn species by looking at the unusual top growth of the corn. It is a hybrid and grows very uniformly throughout. Now take a corn from the field and peel it off. You shall notice that it ...more

How To : Bend and Shape Trees However You Want in Minecraft

I should start off by saying that this technique is of no real practical value, because this process is far more time-consuming than simply just manually trimming trees to meet your specifications. That said, it's an awful lot of fun to play with! This takes advantage of the ...more

News : Meet the World's Most Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Well suited for loft living, Studio Gorm's Flow Kitchen offers an extremely eco-friendly and efficient solution to all your daily actions in the kitchen. The Netherlands based design studio focuses on three major areas: Waste, Water and Energy. My favorite element? A cutting b ...more

How To : Build a garden tool shed

he age-old “shtick” about a rake handle smacking you in the face when you step on the teeth isn't funny. It's happened to me more than once. One of the problems is improperly storing rakes, hoes, shovels and other long-handled tools. They can be hung up in a garage or garden s ...more

How To : Prune a privet hedge with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to prune a privet hedge. Steps: 1 Use loppers to remove one-third of the older stems, so sunlight can penetrate the hedge's interior. 2 Find long stems that grow out of hedge, and snip them close to the ground. 3 Where one ste ...more

How To : Grow a grass lawn in summer weather

Gardener P. Allen Smith give us some tips on how to care for our lawns during the hot summer months. You need to choose the correct type of grass seed and soil to suit your area and local weather conditions. In the summer, let your grass grow a little longer so that the blades ...more

How To : Propagate raspberries and blackberries

In this video, an expert gardener explains how to propagate raspberries and blackberries.To propagate, you normally need a small rooted cutting. The expert recommends that you soak the roots in water with a bit of root stimulator for about 15 minutes. Also, he says that the cu ...more

How To : Expand your garage shelving

More handy shelving ideas from home improvement expert, Danny Lipford. See how to expand your garage shelving in this video tutorial. While the garage is a great place for storage, it often becomes cluttered, making it hard to find what you need. Here are some easy projects t ...more

How To : Plant grass seed

Turn a patch of dirt into a gorgeous green lawn by planting the seeds correctly. Learn how to plant grass seed with this how to video. You Will Need * The right grass for your climate * Quality seed * A spade or garden hoe * Starter fertilizer * A hand, lawn, or mechanical se ...more

How To : Improve the Soil to Grow Healthy Plants

Every experienced gardener knows that the secret to better blooms, brilliant greens, and tastier fruits and vegetables is a healthy soil. Improving the soil before you plant is the best head start to growing healthy, hardy growth in your garden. But if you’re a beginning gard ...more

How To : Properly prune roses in the summer

In order to properly prune a rose bush in the summer, you will need the following: shears, water, fertilizer, and mulch. Snapping off the head of a rose is called "Dead Heading". If you remove the bloom, the bush will stop expending energy on a dying or fading bloom. Instead, ...more

How To : Lay sod for a perfect lawn

The quickest way to get a gorgeous lawn is to lay sod, uniform patches of grass-covered soil held together by matted roots. It will go more smoothly if you know a few landscaping tricks. Learn how to lay sod for a perfect lawn with this how to video. You Will Need * A soil te ...more

How To : Tips & Tactics to Create Your Own Compost Pile

While it is easy to create and maintain your compost pile, you can enjoy it more knowing a few basic tips. International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is May 7 through May 13, 2017. First launched in 1995, ICAW is a great opportunity to share enthusiasm and awareness of the b ...more

How To : Grow your own sweet potatoes year round

Sweet potatoes are a popular side dish, especially around the holidays. Save some money and start growing sweet potatoes at home. Not only will they be cheaper, but you'll be able to enjoy them year round. You Will Need • Sweet potato tuber • Garden plot • Water • Fertiliz ...more

How To : Build a seedbomb for guerrilla gardening

This how-to video demonstrates how you can build your very own seedbombs using clay, fertilizer and seeds (naturally). These "bombs," in turn, can be thrown in hard-to-reach or otherwise inaccessible places, creating green where there once was none. Get started guerilla garden ...more

How To : Care for venus flytrap, gloxinia and bromeliad

To care for:Venus Flytrap: It is a great project for children, however, there are a few things to remember to look after this plant. Firstly it is best to use cover to protect the plant, as they have a tendency to dry out quickly. Also be careful not to overfeed the plant inse ...more

How To : Grow an olive tree in a container

Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, describes how to grow an olive tree in a patio container garden. She will be able to bring the trees indoors for the fall and winter. If the sapling comes in a 4-inch pot, plant it in a 10-inch container. If your container does not already have d ...more

How To : Make a soil sifter with hardware cloth and wood

Danny Lipford shows us how to filter rocky soil in a flower bed in this informative video. By stapling 2 pieces of 2x2 to a hardware cloth, a mesh is produced that can be clipped onto a wheelbarrow. A home-made sifter of this variety, without a solid frame has the distinct adv ...more

How To : Take care of Fuschia plants in your garden

Fuschia flowers are very pretty, and they aren't too hard to grow if you've got a nice garden to work with. Watch this video for all kinds of tips on caring for Fuschia plants, like when to deadhead them and when to start and stop adding fertilizer.

How To : Grow watermelon

Watermelon is not only a refreshing treat but is full of nutrients and energy. Prepare for a summer you will never forget by starting a watermelon patch today. From seeding to watching your plants grow, this is a fun project for the whole family. If you love to bury your face ...more

News : My Name is Kira, and I'm an Addict...

...a FarmVille addict, that is. Poor Kira is just one of many who pours way too much time and money into their virtual Facebook homesteads. Zynga’s FarmVille is the most popular of the many Facebook web games. In fact, it attracts more than 75 million players monthly. Wired ...more

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