Monthly Archives: March 2015


Say No To Grass

Share Ever wonder why people say “grow food not lawns”? The food not lawns mantra is changing the way people see lawns, and many people would agree having food will always be better than grass, but few realize what an astronomical drain of resources, time and energy growing grass is here in the US. Lawns cover over 40 million acres of our country. To help give that huge number a feel, consider 10 million acres are devoted to corn (our #1 crop). Consider also, watering lawns uses 19,551,060,000,000 gallons of fresh water a year (#1 use). Then, we dump 67,000,000 pounds of synthetic pesticides into our soil just trying to kill “weeds*”. That’s 10 times more than farmers use on […]

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DIY Grow lights

ShareSpring is just around the corner and it’s time to start your seeds.  This is a quick cheap easy way to build your own grow lights with supplies from a big box store.  All materials link to the product at big box depot.  I normally would use all recycled items but I know not everyone is running out to the dumpsters like I am so I got a bunch of crap from the store to show that anyone can do it. Parts and materials that will be needed.  1  Mini Strip 2-Light White Fluorescent Utility Light $34.99     really cheap second hand but make sure they work 1 3/4 in. x 10 ft. PVC Schedule 40 Plain-End Pipe $2.28 4 3/4 in. PVC Sch. 40 Socket […]