June 18, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Reuse the haulm, from potatoes to gherkins, courtesy of Instructables
Do something good for your fellow gardeners in cyberspace by showing them how to turn their reused and recycled objects into something functional for use in their gardens. One of my favorite how-to-do-everything-yourself websites, Instructables, is featuring a garden contest sponsored by one of my favorite indoor composter manufacturers, NatureMill. By collecting your best gardening skills, advice, creations, or tips and tricks, and creating an “instructable,” you can win a NatureMill Pro Edition composter:
Instructables will be interpreting the theme broadly: anything qualifies as long as it involves something green and growing, and in this case, as they say, size doesn’t matter.
Make your own seed tapes, courtesy of Instructables
From submissions received to date, you can learn to make your own seed tapes, construct a beehive from a computer case, recycle a used 1×8 into a wooden ladybug house, make a seed organizer from a tissue box, a sideways garden from an old picnic cooler, and a hanging nursery created from recycled supermarket Styrofoam grape boxes.