DIY - Do it Yourself Articles

DIY Solutions for the Garden

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Upcycling with Do It Yourself Gardening Techniques Shelling out money for flower gardening supplies can be a real pain in the grass. For many homeowners, gardening expenses are some of the first to be cut when the going gets tough. Fortunately, do-it-yourself solutions to garden needs can be found all around the house. By recycling […]

Natural, Safe Sunscreen Options with Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

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As with everything else having to do with health, believe it or not, a healthy diet full of a wide variety of organic, nutrient dense fresh produce is the very best way to prevent, heal, and reverse premature aging, damage, and skin cancers that can be caused by the sun.

LED Light Bulbs are an Economical and Green Alternative to Other Grow Lights

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A Purdue University study by Professor Carry Mitchel and doctorial student Celina Gomez shows that using LED lights instead of the conventional HPS lights (high pressure sodium) for growing tomatoes could give the same yields of fruit from the plants while using 25% of the energy the HPS lights use.

Total Nutrition – Make your own Homemade Multivitamin and Mineral Formula

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Doc Shillington not only sells his Total Nutrition Formula, available at Green lifestyle Market, he also tells us how to make our own. One of the reasons we love working with Doc is that he empowers people to take their health into their own hands.

How to Start a Vegetable Garden – How to Grow Vegetables

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It’s easy enough to say you want to build an organic garden, but how does one actually get started? Before I get into my four beginning principals, let me say that these directions I’m writing are applicable to anywhere: backyards, smallholdings, allotments, farms. You can even apply them to containers you might only have space for on your apartment balcony. I’ve helped build and design gardens from small window sill pots to 200 acre properties. The elements are the same. Stick to the plan and you won’t go wrong.

How to Make Organic Compost

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With “green” gardening becoming more and more popular, many gardeners are turning toward making their own organic compost for a number of reasons, from low cost (relative to store-bought versions) to reducing landfill waste, to simply benefiting from the high quality and mineral and nutrient rich nature of organic, homemade compost.

Homemade Calcium and Magnesium

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For decades, the need for Calcium and Magnesium for growing and maintaining of a healthy body has been well established. Absorbing these nutrients isn’t so easy, most mineral supplements come from inorganic matter that is not bioavailable. In fact, taking a calcium or a calcium magnesium supplement will often do you more harm than good.

Homemade Vitamin C

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So you may not know that almost all of the Vitamin C supplement manufactures are making their Vitamin-C from Genetically Engineered Corn. What you are about to read is something that the Giant Pharmaceutical Company don’t want you to see.