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How To : Grow pineapples at home

This video shows how to grow pineapples at home. First, take a pineapple and slice off the top. Next, cut off all the meat from the top of the plant. Then start to peel all the bottom layer of leaves off the plant. Once the plant is well pruned, place it in water for about 2 w ...more

How To : Pick out easy orchids to grow for your home

Curtis Smith, Extension Horticulturist with Southwest Yard and Garden, and Rick Hobson of Rowlands Nursery, demonstrate how to pick out orchids for your home. Dendrobium Phalaenopsis orchids are very graceful with its long spray and is a very popular orchid. They make great st ...more

How To : Grow wheatgrass at home

Incorporating wheatgrass into your diet can be beneficial to your overall health in many ways. This video teaches you how to grow wheatgrass in your home to supply yourself with a constant batch to include in your diet. First, add about a cup of wheatgrass seed to a jar of wat ...more

How To : Look after and grow plants in your home

If you think that it's difficult to grow beautiful plants inside your home, you'll be happy to know that you are wrong. Growing plants inside a home can be an easy task and requires some hard work, but it pays off in the end. So check out this tutorial on how to look after and ...more

How To : Grow pawpaws in your home garden

Pawpaws are a little-known American fruit. With their unusual texture and tropical flavor, pawpaws make a great addition to a lot of recipes. They're easy to grow at home, too, in almost any climate! Here is everything you need to know about growing pawpaws, plus a recipe for ...more

How To : Grow mushrooms in your home garden

Think you might like to cultivate mushrooms in your home garden? It's not so difficult as you might imagine it to be. And this gardener's guide from the folks at Growing Wisdom will walk you through the process from start to finish.

How To : Grow wheatgrass in your home garden

Interested in growing your own wheatgrass? This gardener's guide will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute and a half minutes' time. For more information, including step-by-step ...more

How To : Grow garlic in your home garden

Garlic is good for you and adds great flavor to your cooking. Add this versatile plant to your garden this fall and in no time at all you'll be pulling up fantastic cloves of fresh, home grown garlic that you can use and share with your neighbors. If you’re looking to spice u ...more

How To : Grow a pineapple inside your home

How to grow pineapple inside your home To grow pineapple in your home start by picking the right pineapple. You want to pick one that is ripe and delicious, ready to eat. Grab the leafy top and twist and pull it off of the pineapple. What you will have is a leafy plant with a ...more

How To : Preserve home-grown herbs

Growing your own herbs is easy. So easy, in fact, that you may soon find that you have more than you know what to do with. In this home gardener's guide, Melinda Myers discusses how to store herbs that you've harvested from your home garden. Preserving herbs can be done by dr ...more

How To : Grow dry beans in your home garden using soup beans

Did you know that you can grow beans in your garden just by buying ordinary packs of soup beans at your local grocery? Once you start growing beans, you can keep growing them for a lifetime--just keep the seeds around. Soon beans will be sprouting in your garden every year!

How To : Grow your own pineapple at home

Growing a pineapple doesn’t take a lot of skill, but it does take a lot of patience—two to three years worth, to be exact. Learn how to grow your own pineapple at home with this video guide. You Will Need * A pineapple * A small bowl of water * Planting pots * And potting soi ...more

How To : 7 Home Remedies for Growing Healthy, Strong Nails

How important is it to have healthy and strong nails? Strong nails are better for manicures and are also more pleasing to present in public. Regular nail growth is also an overall indicator of good health, while discolorations and indentations on your nail beds, or even just s ...more

How To : Grow an Avocado Tree at Home

While it is convenient to buy avocados from the local supermarket, you can also start investing in the long-term goal of having free avocados coming from your own backyard by growing an avocado tree straight from the pit. To get started, remove the seed from the avocado fruit ...more

How To : Grow plants with a homemade hydroponics system

This is Hydroponics: At Home for Beginners. To build a home hydroponic system, you will first need to acquire a storage tote tub at any local store. That's the first big step, then everything from then on gets easy... well, almost. There's actually a lot of work to accomplish ...more

How To : Sell at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit lo ...more

How To : Get Rid of Stink Bugs Without Using Pesticides

Halyomorpha halys, squash bug, shield bug ... What's in a name? A pest is a pest and the brown marmorated stink bug is a pest par excellence. Though some home gardeners are content to use insecticides, you'll find that it's generally easier to work with nature than against it. ...more

How To : Choose the plants best suited to your home garden

So you want to start a home garden in your backyard? Make sure you pick the best plants and flowers for your garden by considering climate, soil composition and growing seasons for what you want to cultivate. Know the difference between annuals and perennials, and master home ...more

How To : Do acrylic nails at home

If you're a fan of some nail looks, but can't grow the nails required for them, consider doing acrylic nails. With a few tools, you can create great nail looks at home! Watch this video and follow along with Hanh as she shows you how you, too, can do this as easily as pie.

How To : Build a home garden in a small space

This video explains how to build a home garden in a small space. The video begins with the first small garden example being show, this garden contains corn, tomatoes and summer squash. It is explained that it is very important to shake and loosen the pollen buds on many of the ...more

How To : Make your own wheatgrass at home

Wheatgrass is very easy to grow in your own kitchen. All you need is sproutable wheat and a few items you already have in your kitchen. Wheat grass is great for your health but can be pricey to buy fresh every day, so just follow this two part video to learn to make your own. ...more

How To : Use hydroponics to grow silver haze marijuana

In this tutorial, learn how to grown state of the art Silver Haze marijuana using hydroponics. This way of growing makes your weed grow faster and healthier and is not difficult to set up at home. Follow along with this step by step and start growing your own crop today.

How To : Make Handwriting Fun

Letter formation can be fun! Few children enjoy traditional handwriting practice. Copying the same black letters over and over again with a pencil is boring! Here is how you can make letter formation fun while practicing with your child at home. Vary the tools A pencil isn ...more

How To : Build a hoophouse

Hoophouses (or high tunnels) are unheated greenhouses that are becoming increasingly popular with home gardeners and farmers eager to extend the growing season. In this two part series, learn how to make one of your own. Adam Montri is the hoophouse specialist for Michigan Sta ...more

How To : Make a gadget electric charging station

Check this PopSci 5-Minute Project out to see how you can make your very own gadget charging station. The number of electronic devices growing in your home are spreading like wild fire, with cords tangled all over the place, just waiting to start that fire. Grab a power stri ...more

How To : Encourage dramatic play and imagination

Do you remember playing “dress up” as a kid? or pretending you were “daddy home from work?” As fun as these activites are, they play a more important role than you may think. Dramatic play or “imaginative play” helps children bring the complicated grown-up world down to size a ...more

How To : Control Running Bamboo

Most bamboo in the United States is running bamboo, because nearly all cold hardy bamboo is the running or invasive type. The tropical bamboos are mostly "clumpers" and stay in a nice, tight clump. Running bamboos spread far and wide and can be very invasive. I grow many kinds ...more

How To : Make lobster arancini (fried rice balls)

Nothing tastes better than "fried". Even lobster. Even rice. Yes, and in combination, fried rice and lobster meat in a tightly pack crusted ball of yumminess is one of the best things you can try at home for the courageous at heart. What's it called? Lobster arancine. 'Aranci ...more

How To : Distill your own alcohol

Julia Nolan, an honest to goodness Chemical Engineer, joins us on this week's episode of Systm with an easy way to distill hard liquor. Instead of building (or buying) a complicated still, made of copper and welded together, Julia has a super simple hack for a a standard count ...more

How To : Sprout a home terrarium

You can use either an open or a closed container for your terrarium. Because there is no drainage hole in the container it's really important to have a false drainage system. So you can add river gravel or rocks to the bottom of the terrarium as a drainage level. Put about one ...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

How To : Plant and care for a Dwarf Palm Tree

Dwarf palm trees allow people from all over the world to give their homes tropical flare without moving to the tropics. This video will teach you some tips for maintaining and taking care of your dwarf palm tree so it grows happy and healthy

How To : 9 DIY Cooking Staples You Never Need to Buy Again

Never buy pasta sauce from the supermarket again. Or salad dressing. Or pie crusts, chicken stock, hummus, bread crumbs and other common cooking staples that can be easily replicated within the comfort of your own kitchen. Why? For the most part, making these food items at ho ...more

News : Grow a Treehouse From Plants and Meat

How would you like to live like Tarzan, except in a sustainable, organic treehouse? Check out TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim and his plan for homes of the future. Read the full article here. Mitchell Joachim is co-founder of Terreform One in Brooklyn, New York ...more

How To : Make Rock Candy Crystals at Home

In this tutorial, Anne Marie shows us how to make rock candy at home. Rock candy is simply sugar crystals, and you can make this at home in any color or flavor you like easily. The only ingredients you need are sugar and water, though you can add color and flavor as you like. ...more

News : Eco Friendly Window Treatments

Looking to go "Green" When I'm looking to do new remodeling projects around the house, I find myself asking, is this Eco-Friendly? Is this main stream America brain-washing me into a "Greener Tomorrow?" I doubt it! Embracing Eco-minded products is not just good for preserving ...more

How To : Plant garlic in containers instead of the ground

Whether you lack the space in your home garden or simply want to exercise greater control over your plant's interactions with the surrounding environment, container gardening is a great way to go. And it's also easy to do. With this home gardening how-to from Growing Wisdom, y ...more

News : Are Your Window Treatments Child Safe??

Child Safety Window Treatments Child safety in the home is always on the mind's of all parents. With the growing technology in today's modern home, there are more threats than ever! Luckily, most of the basics have been taken care of through innovation. Take for instance the ...more

How To : Grow and make a wheatgrass shot

Wheatgrass is considered to contain many healthy nutrients for the body, but one thing that people can't get away from is the smell and taste. It's not the best tasting thing in the world, but if it's good for your body, then why wouldn't you try it out? In this quick tutoria ...more

How To : Grow tomatoes indoors

Contrary to what you may have heard, small tomato plants can be easily grown indoors given the right conditions. This free video home gardener's guide will see that you know everything you need to know to start growing your very own small tomatoes in your home or apartment. W ...more

How To : Germinate a seed in a small cup

This video is how to germinate a seed in your home using as an example, a watermelon seed. Take a container and fill it about three quarters full with potting soil. You could use a Styrofoam cup, for example. Now take a seed or several seeds and put it on top of the soil. Cove ...more

How To : Repot a juniper bonsai tree

In this video, Charles M. Teaches us how to re-pot a Bonsai tree. But before this, he explains how to make Bonsai soil. The ingredients to Bonsai soil are as follows: Potting soil, (from your local Home store) Hummus, Decomposed Granite, and a bucket. Take a couple of scoops f ...more

News : Food and Flowers Freedom Act

Food & Flowers Freedom Act in Los Angeles If you live in any of the residential areas in Los Angeles, you'll know that we love our fruit trees. Did you know that it's not possible to sell the fruit you own at local farmers' markets or to restaurants? New local Silverlake eate ...more

How To : Remove unsightly moss from your roof

If you live in an area where moss or algae is a common theme on most people's roofs, it's important that you get this removed soon. Over time, the moss can grow larger and potentially damage certain parts of your home. So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out an easy way to ...more

News : I Love Books

I love books. I've loved books before I could even read them. I remember spending any free moments poring over the pictures, trying to pick out the words. I can recall the first triumphant moments when words began to make sense to me. I grew up in a house filled with books and ...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

News : Tiny Apartment Shapeshifts into 24 Different Rooms

Space is tight (not to mention expensive) in Hong Kong. What's the solution? Architect Gary Chang has come up with an ingenious design: a small, 344 sq. ft. "accordion" apartment that can transform into 24 different rooms, simply by employing the use of sliding panels and wall ...more

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