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Aquascaping & Landscaping

Monday, 17 September 2012 20:00

How to Make a Wabikusa

Wabikusa (侘び草) was a product coined by Aqua Design Amano, essentially a ball of straw or moss covered by aquatic plants. Wabikusas have quickly become a new "style" in the aquatic gardening community. The ball may be tossed into anywhere inside an aquarium, or grown in a shallow glass container as an island of emergent aquatic flora. Making one is very simple.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:55

Raised Garden Beds and Edging

What's the point of a raised garden bed? It allows soil to warm up earlier in the season, giving you a head start on planting and It keeps stubborn weeds from overtaking your garden. In arid regions, sunken beds are used to retain moisture in the soil. We'll walk you through a few methods of raising (or sinking) a garden bed in this article (Image courtesy of Wikimedia CC).

Windowfarm is an open source aquaponics project with the goal of developing hydroponic edible gardens for urban windows. Aimed at space maximization (vertical), low-impact and recycled, the window farm is a cool project you can do in a day with a water pump, some tubing, and old plastic water bottles.

Sunday, 06 May 2012 05:34

DIY IKEA Shelf In-Home Aquaponics

DIY Ikea AquaponicsDubbed "Malthus," this Ikea-hacked project by Conceptual Devices pieces together a 100g fish tank, plastic grow beds, a pump and piping onto an IKEA Broder shelf, with wheels. Malthus is designed to be an in-home unit, and to grow one meal a day, a portion of fish with a side of salad.

Friday, 04 May 2012 01:53

Rain Gutter Salad Bar

Rain Gutter LettuceLooking to grow food in a small space? Try eating out of your gutters! Functional, recycled, and a easy DIY for the weekend. Old rain gutters can be easily mounted on the side of a home, near a windowsill, or on a balcony wall.

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