Super excited to grow some herbs in my little 5 gallon aquarium! For this set-up I used: 5 gallon tank – I’ve had this for 4 years, I think. If you don’t already have an aquarium, this DIY may not be for you. 4 platy fish – I’ve had this breed for 3-2 years. My mom and I forget to feed them sometimes, but the … Continue reading DIY: Mini Aquaponics Set-up
Hey it’s Caroline, your horticulture coach! Today I’m writing to teach you how to easily grow magnificent spring flowers in the dead of winter. These affordable and thoughtful gifts are great for Hanukkah, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or whatever! To initiate flower buds, many herbaceous perennial plants require to be exposed to a specific number of days with minimum temperatures. This cold resting period is called “vernalization.” … Continue reading DIY: How to Force Bulbs in the Winter. A Thoughtful and Affordable Gift!
You may be familiar with the sweet and acidic taste of a pineapple, but have you ever seen one grow? Next time you buy one of these fruits, instead of throwing away the crown of leaves you could use them to grow your very own plant. Too busy to take care of houseplants? The nice thing about this plant is that it’s low maintenance. It … Continue reading DIY: How to Grow a Pineapple Plant from the Fruit!
Autumn is my favorite season! In fact my house is decorated with fall colors all year round. If you’re searching for fall decor, look no further than your backyard! Many weeds, leaves, and fruits make for great, sustainable decorations. What could be more detailed and beautiful than that that grows from the earth? (It doesn’t hurt that these decorations are free too.) My first idea … Continue reading DIY: Beautiful and Sustainable Fall Decorations!