Do you love the soothing sights and sounds of gurgling water create a small water feature for your patio.All you need is a container fountain kit, a water type container, and a few water living plants.Step 1 select a suitable container.This 7 inch deep by 24 inch diameter bowl is a great size.Make sure the container you pick doesn’t have drainage holes.It also should be deep enough to keep a small pump submerged in water.Step 2 place the bowl on your patio or at the edge of the garden close to an outdoor outlet.You’ll.
Need a nearby powers source for the fountain pump.Surrounding plants will help conceal the power cord.Step 3 place the pump near the center of the bowl and then fill the bowl with fresh water.Plug in the pump and find your favorite water pattern.We like the bell effect.Next, add water plants.For this water garden, we selected water lettuce and baby unk dwarf cypress.Decorative stones will help keep soil from splashing out of the pot.The cypress needs soil for growth so keep it in its pot and set it, pot and all, in.
How to Plant a Bare Root Fruit Tree in a Container to Grow Fruit
Alright! this is john kohler with growingyourgreens! today we have another exciting episode for you, and in this episode, i’m gonna share with you guys how you can grow some fruit trees in a container, for the cheapest price possible! so you guys know me, if you watch me, i love getting a deal and i go to a lot of different places to check out and see if they got deals.And today i was actually dropping off my dog at the vet to get his teeth cleanedhe had some really back doggy breathand on the way home, there was a lowe’s and a home.
Depot directly in my path, so i just had to stop.You know, i’m a gardener.I like checking out the nurseries, perusing the nursery to see if i can find any good deals.Of course, lowe’s as usual, they didn’t really have any deals.But home depot, they had these babies! these babies are what’s known as bareroot fruit trees.So that means they basically come in, they’re bareroot.You can buy these at many nurseries.Sometimes they’re in a big bed of sand, you just pull them up and they’re.
Just there.You could also order them online, and sometimes they’re bagged up in little plastic bags with basically sawdust to keep the roots moist.So yeah, they had these because it is kind of getting a little bit late to plant there.We are here in late february.So the optimal time is in the dormant seasonso that’s the other thing when you’re buying the bareroot trees.You want to try to get them when they don’t have any leaves or any buds on them.That’s optimal.They may start clearing them out when they start budding.
Out and start to make some leaves, but you really want to try to buy them when there’s no buds, no leaves, or anything on them and it’s still dormant.I mean, the weather has been nice, so it’s time to get them planted out asap.Now the thing when buying bareroot trees, you can buy all different kinds or varieties.You can get full size trees, you can get dwarf trees, and these in particular, if you are gonna grow them in a container, i recommend you guys get the ultradwarf! so this here.
Is actually ultradwarf tilton apricot.This is an ultradwarf royal apricot.And you want to always check the plant tag.This one says ultradwarf tilton apricot, grows five to eight feet tall.So eight feetor five feet, little bit more than five almost six feet.That’s about as tall as me.These will stay nice and compact.What determines if it’s a dwarf or ultradwarf, which is excellent for containers, is the stalk here on the bottom, and the top part determines what variety of apricot it is.And i got the apricots because.
In this desert climate, the apricots basically put out fruit before it gets superhot and they’re definitely more dependable in my opinion than other fruit trees can be.And these guys were marked at seventeen ninetyeight, and i of course got them at halfoff, so that’s about nine dollars for each of these fruit trees.And the bareroot fruit trees by far are the cheapest way you’re gonna be able to buy fruit trees easily.It’s gonna cost you more if you buy em in a pot, already filled with dirt and all this kind of stuff, but you got to do these at a certain time of we’re.
When they are basically still in hibernationit’s like bears hibernate for the winter, well so do these fruit trees.And we want to basically basically they’re dug up, they’re put in bags with the sawdust, and this is while they’re still sleeping, and then we put them in a pot and they wake up in a new pot in a new place with new soil.Hopefully that’s how that happens.It’s kind of like that captain america movie, for those of you guys that saw captain america.I guess at the end of the first movie, he crashed a plane, he.
Was like frozen in ice and then he wakes up and he’s in some new placebut then he figured out he wasn’t really where he thought he was.That’s a whole other story.So the treeshopefully you’re gonna treat them right so that they’re not really gonna know too much that they’re in a new place.But hopefully they’ll be in a better place than where they were pulled up from.That’s what i’m gonna concentrate on sharing with you guys in this episode.So, i’m not really gonna get into the tree.
Selection.I love fruits probably more than i love vegetables, believe it or not, but fruit trees take a whole lot of space and will shade out your vegetables, like i have growing all around.So i’m gonna go ahead and start putting fruit trees in my front yard, and of course these guys are gonna grow in some containers that i can easily move in and out where i do have some extra space to grow, like maybe against the wall that normally nothing would even grow in anyways.In addition, if a point comes where i do decide.
To use these in my landscaping, i can actually take them out of the pot and transplant them into my yard.So the number one thing to remember when buying the bareroot trees is, number one, you gotta get them out of the packing as soon as you possibly can.Now, some people would actually recommend that you take the bareroot trees out of the packing material and then you’re gonna soak them in water like overnight.So everybody has a little bit different technique.I personally might soak my trees, my bareroots in water if it’s.
Super dry in there, but just like us, we need a proper amount of moisture, we don’t need too much moisture or too much water and we don’t need to be too dry.And the trees are the same way.They want enough moisture.They don’t want to be flooded, they’re not sea creatures, and they’re not seaweeds or anything like that.These are land trees.They know why you could soak the trees in a bucket after you get all this stuff out.I’m actually personally not gonna do that unless these guys are super dry but.
First i want to kinda take a look at themif i can get this piece of wire off.Alright! i’m smarter than a fifth grader! i got that thing off.Alright, so here’s how your bareroot tree should come.Basically we’re looking like this and we’re gonna go aheadguess for all practical purposes, we’re just gonna rip the bag open for you guys, show you guys what it looks like.Probably a bit easier.Anyways, the bareroot tree, if it’s packed in plastic, it’ll basically be in sawdust.So you want to get it out of the sawdust asap, and get.
It into the soil.So basically i’m feeling this root and the sawdustand the sawdust is moderately dry but it’s still pretty wet and i’m feeling some moisture on the root.And you know, i’m feeling this is fine.If i wanted to, i could soak it in some water for an hour or two, but for me the main thing is as soon as i get this plant, it has to go back in a bucket into some soil so i can get them planted out.What i might do,.
Actually, i might just soak these guys in a bucket while i prepare the soil mix so at least it gets a little moisture, but not leave it sitting in there.I’m not a big fan of that technique.So let me go ahead and undo these other three and we’re gonna come back atcha and just soak these in some water just for a little bit while i’m preparing my soil mix that they’re gonna get planted into.Alright, so as you guys can see, we’ve got a whole fifteen gallon bucket here of all.
The woodchips that are gonna end up making it into my compost bins to get composted down to get turned into food for my trees later on.And we got these roots here.So i wanted to show you guys this.Basically it’s the rootstalk here which is the rootstalk from this point down that controls whether it’ll be an ultradwarf tree, and this is the graft point, and this point up determines the variety.Now i want to encourage you guys whenever buying a fruit tree for yourself, don’t just get the one i got, ultradwarf royal.
Apricot.It may or may not do well in your area.There are things known as chill hours, for example, this one needs three hundred and fifty to four hundred chill hours in the wintertime to produce reliably.This seems to be more of a big thing if you’re a commercial grower.For backyard gardeners, may not be an issue, and some trees may not needs exactly this many, they may get by with less, and of course they could also do more.What i recommend when looking into buying a tree for your guys is just do a google search.
Google your area los angeles best fruit trees or recommended varieties because there are many varieties.I could have bought some applesand apples, they don’t do quite as well in this climate than say the apricots, which i see do much better.I’m gonna invest in a fruit tree and i want it to produce fruit that i can eat, and a good quantity of fruit.Not just have a fruit tree maybe produce every couple of years when it feels like it.So the apricots, for this particular climate, does quite well.
Now i wanna show you guys here, when you get this out, you’re gonna have to replant this as soon as possible.And you want to basically bury it up to the point that is was buried before.So if you look at the root here, you can see this is kind of like an orange color, and you can kind of see up on here where basically there’s some dirt residue, and we want to plant it up to that point.On this one, i think it’s probably about right here.You.
Do not want to bury the new wood.You want to make sure that the rootstalk stays the rootstalk and the new wood stays the new wood, so i’ll probably plant it right up to that point.So that’s one tip, very important.Now i don’t feel the need to soak these guys, just because you’re supposed to soak them because that’s what the instructions say.You can or cannot.If it’s nice and moist, you probably don’t have to.I’m gonna actually soak it for a different reason, that’s very important to me as well as to.
The health of my trees.So let my go ahead and get a bucket, some water, and share with you guys how i’m gonna soak these guys and, more importantly, why.So now i got a bucket of water, and i’m gonna go ahead and just maybe not soak the roots, but kind of just get them in there for a little bit.And this is purified water.I recommend you guys get a hose attachment for your hose to filter your water that you put on your plants.After all you guys drink filtered water, most of you guys, so why not.
Filter the water to take out the chlorine and other potential contaminants in the water.And this is especially important if you’re gonna do this next step that i highly encourage you guys to do.What i’m gonna use next is actually this plant success soluble mycorrhiza and bacteria.And i know some of this stuff is not really taught to people and it’s so lame, in my opinion.What i’m trying to do is actually model how nature works.Nature doesn’t work by feeding your fruit trees or feeding the pine tree 101010 fertilizer.
Or citrus fertilizer or fruit tree fertilizer.It works by actually having nutritious soil with lots of organic matter and minerals and having more importantly what’s missing in farming of todaythe microbes, the fungi, the bacteria, the arthropods, the earthworms.All the different soil creatures that take that organic matter and convert it into plant nutrients.And yeah, you can have tons of compost and oh, john i planted in tons of compost and my tree’s not growing!well, number one, you might not have good quality compost, number two, you might not have the driving force, the bacteria, and is the mycorrhiza.
That helps escort nutrients into the plants.So i don’t know how these trees were grown, they might not have been supplemented with the mycorrhiza.There’s probably some occurring in nature, but we want to really ensure our plants have the beneficial mycorrhiza as well as the bacteria, which do a similar function.In addition, plants that have been planted with mycorrhiza and have a good colony in there are also more resilient to stressors, including water stress and can actually get less water and still produce the same amount of crop, given that it has the mycorrhiza verse one that didn’t.So we got the water.
Soluble one here.So what i’m gonna do in this five gallon bucket that i’ve filled up about three gallons, i’m just gonna probably put likeone, two nice scoops.Now don’t worry, when i’m done with this bucket it’s not getting thrown away.It’s gonna get watered into the trees after i plant them to even give them a bigger boost.So i’m just gonna go ahead and take this tree and shove it in therespin him around, and now they get a little mycorrhiza bath.So this basically, for me, inoculates the roots, i’m.
Not doing this necessarily for the moisture, i’m doing this to basically get all the mycorrhiza incorporate and all the beneficial organisms attached to the roots.Oh another thing that’s kind of important is, you want to be using a dirty nasty bucket that you use for composting that has all kinds of residues that might not necessarily be too good.So this is a clean bucket that i inoculated with all the mycorrhiza and now it’s just gonna sit herei dunnofor like fifteen minutes, half an hour while i make the soil mix.So actually why don’t you go ahead and join me while i make the.
Soil mix and share with you guys what i’m gonna be putting in my containers to grow my fruit trees.Once again, i’m gonna try to model nature and try to make a nice rich mix because think about it.If we don’t like where we’re living, we get to move, we get to get out of that apartment, move into a big house, whatever you want.The trees, they don’t have that luxury.They don’t have legs and they can’t move.So the soil that you’re growing them in should be the best you can provide.I know some gardeners.
And some horticulture experts say just plant them in the regular ground.I want to give the tree everything it needs, especially when you grow in a container because the roots can’t reach outside the container.Now if you’re growing in the ground, that’s a whole other tutorial, but in the container, provide them the richest organic matter and more importantly the trace mineral, plus some fungi.So anyways, let’s go ahead and show you guys what i put in the soil mix.So now i’m gonna share with you guys the.
Soil blend that i’m gonna actually put in the containers that are literally gonna be the lifeblood and provide the nutrition for my trees that’s growing.So number one, because we will be in a pot, i wanted to get a good high quality potting soil and i found no other one better than this stuff right here.It’s Earth pot of gold premium soil, and it’s an allpurpose potting soil for container gardening.It says it’s good for potted indoor and outdoor containers and potting mix and all this kind of stuff, but.
It’s not necessarily designed for fruit trees, so i want to also get something designed for fruit trees and as luck would have it, the Earth’s company which makes some fine products, i could recommend them all.Iunfortunately, they’re not available at lowe’s and home depot and they should be, like totally, but i believe the true value hardware near you can order it from their true value warehouse throughout the country.So if they don’t stock it at the true value near you, hey you guy could order it, it’s.
In your computer and they can get that in for you so you guys can have the same very stuff that i’m using.This is all natural, handcrafted.They got the mycorrhiza, this is the best soil.Really good stuff.But we’re gonna use this stuff right here, this premium soil mix.This is actually for fruit trees, it’s a fruit tree planting mix.This is specifically designed for fruit and nut trees so we’re gonna go ahead and mix this bag with this bag, and that’s gonna give us our base.In addition, i’m gonna.
Use some local native soil, or the soil out of one of my raised beds.It’s actually been growing for a season, some extra stuff that i’ve got laying around, so i’m gonna dump that in there.In addition, if i had my choice, i would probably use mostly this next stuff.Unfortunately i have like one and a half bags left.I’m gonna dedicate one who back to four trees that i have here.I’m gonna use one whole bag of this stuff called the boogie humus.And this is an uber compost.Most of the compost that i’m using.
That’s in these formulations are basically thermally derived compost.That’s high heat compost that’s rich in bacterial matter, and the boogie humuswhich i also like to add to my vegetable garden, but it’s significantly more important when i’m growing trees and fruits treesis the fungal dominated compost, because this is made out of a rich carbon source such as the wood trimmings and the sawdust and all this kind of stuff.And basically, this has really rich fungal activity and the trees like more fungal activity than the bacterial activity that most people give it in the standard compost that’s made.So if i had as much.
Of this stuff as i want, i’d probably make a sixtyforty mixture, and unfortunately it’s rare to find the fungal dominated compost.There’s very few places that offer it.I know there’s a really good place down in houston, texas, that i visited and have a tutorial on, and they make it there, but it’s pretty rare to find, unfortunately.So i’m just gonna put in this whole bag.That’s as much as i have today.This is available at the website boogiebrewgyg if you want to get some of the boogie humus.
Now besides the fungal dominated compost, it’s super uber important to mewe’re gonna go ahead and move on to this side over hereof course, another thing that’s very important to me that would also occur naturally in the soil is earthworms.And they make the earthworm castings.Now the earthworm castings are only as good as what the worms are being fed, and the worm gold plus, worm gold castings, out of all the castings i’ve seen, are the best.Simply because they have more chitin degraders and more silase degraders than other.
Worm castings.And these are the driving engines that really break down the silase and make room for your plants.Now other worm castings are probably good but nowhere near the quality of the worm gold plus, so i’m gonna add a good portion of this into my soil blend.And of course, the final ingredient i’m going to add over on this side is the azomite.If your fruits aren’t tasting good enough, they just taste likethey just don’t have the flavor punch, like oh yeah, that was a good apricot! number one, you need to.
Make sure you pick them when they’re optimally ripe.If you’re trying to pick them too early because the birds are gonna get them, the answer is not pick them early because the birds are gonna get them if you leave them on there longer.The birds want them when they’re at their peak ripeness and that’s when we want them.So the answer is put a net over your trees so the birds can’t get in there so they can fully ripen on the tree and even drop off the tree so you can have the sweetest fruit.But even.
If you get them and you pick them as ripe as possible and they’re not sweet enough one of the issues i see is the trace minerals.Now you might be thinking john, there’s trace minerals in the compost and all this kind of stuff we’re usingright, so there’s macro minerals, micro minerals, and there’s also trace minerals.Many soils are deficient in certain trace minerals.So instead of trying to figure all that stuff out, i just put the azomite in there, which is something you cannot burn your plants with,.
I’m just gonna put it in there and let my plants figure it out.If you don’t want to use it, that’s fine, but i’ll tell you from my experience and many of my viewers that have used it, whether it’s your tomatoes, your lettuce, or your fruit trees, they all taste better with azomite or other kinds of varied rock dust.I’ve used these other brands called gaia green and there’s so many kinds of horticultural grade rock dust.If you can’t get a horticultural grade, that’s alright, you can get one at.
Your local rock and stone quarry.Be sure to check my past tutorials on when i made a tutorial about that.Azomite, or rock dust, very important mixture to add in to my soil blend.Now of course, one more thing i’m gonna add in much smaller proportions, probably about ten percent, is right over here it’s this stuff right here.It’s called the soil reef pure biochar.So probably this is gonna make up like ten percent of my mixture.Basically it’s a rich carbon source that’s gonna feed the microbe sin the soil, also provide.
Them a home.You don’t want to go too much on the biochar because it’s a charcoal and it can actually act as a filter and pull out in lack of nutrients.So five percent’s enough, five to ten percent is enough.And i just like to put a bunch in there and mix it all up.So i’m gonna go ahead and dump all this stuff in the wheelbarrow, mix is on up, and we’ll be back atcha when we’re filling the pots and ready to plant out my fruit trees.So i got three of those bareroots already.
Plants out, and i wanted to do the last one for you guys and share with you guys how i’m gonna do it.I mean the first things i really need to let you guys know it if you are gonna grow a tree in a container, rule number one, get the absolute biggest container you can afford, you can fit, you can list and carry if you need to move it.Some people like large homes and they’ll buy the largest home the can afford.Other people like minimalist homes.
That they pull on a trailer that being said, i don’t know too many trees that like a minimalist home or a pot with a small amount of space.Maybe if you want to get a bonsaithey don’t necessarily like it but they’ll deal with it.And i’ve seen cute little bonsai pomegranate trees and whatnot.They’re not very productive, but they’re cute.I don’t really see the need, but hey that’s all good.But anyways, get the largest pot you can afford.I happen to have these fifteen gallon ones.
Laying around and in general, i would prefer a pot that actually has a larger circumference and less depth, all else being equal.So i’d rather have this being twelve inches, fifteen inches deep, and maybe like eighteen inches, twenty inches circular.That’d be better, but this is what i got for free, so this is what the7se guys are gonna grow in, plus also this is gonna make transplanting a little bit easier.Minimally, i’d recommend something like a whisky barrel or half a whine barrel, that’d be a good thing to grow on of these.
Container trees in.Or, of course, if they have an amazing array of different smart pots, or the fabric pots that you can grow in.Now if you are gonna do that, i’d recommend ones with the handles on the sides so you can easily move is around because most of them, unfortunately, don’t have the handles.Alright so on these pots, the main thing is they got these large holes on the bottom and if i just fill soil in there, every time i water the soil ends up running out.Then i’ll come back half a year later and the pot with.
Go down a couple inches because the soil’s running off the bottom, also this is making a mess wherever i have these plants stationed.So what i like to do is i like to take this rough coconut coyer, so this is basically just the coconut husk in like nice large chunks.If you don’t have coconut core chunks which i happen to have today which is my prefer drainage because this also will provide habitat for creatures like the worms.The worms will break it down.You could also use some of the woodchips that came with the trees.But.
I like the coyer more.It doesn’t break down quite as quickly.And so the next thing we’re gonna do is, after you’ve got that soil blend mixed up, we got a nice rich dark soil blend using my amendments behind me, and a really nice texture in there.Now, i do want to give you guys a disclaimer.I know many of you guys are actually arborists or nurserymen and plant bareroots for a living and have all these things for a living, probably technically know a lot more than planting trees than i.
Do.So that’s my disclaimer.This tutorial’s showing my technique.I’ve been gardening ten plus years now, i have over two dozen different fruit trees that i’ve planted and i’ve seen a lot of people do different things, and these are incorporating my personal techniques into my gardening style.And i know all you guys have styles, all you guys have opinions, some people say you got to soak them.Some people say you don’t have to soak them.Ask a gardenerask five gardeners a single question, you’re probably gonna get five different answers unless they’re all master gardeners that have been trained.
A certain way.And that’s the other thing, i haven’t been trained about none of this.I learned by doing and observation, seeing what works.And i’ve planted plenty of fruit trees in this fashion with great results.And that’s what i simply to with you guys there on youtube, i simply share with you guys literally my journey in life with my garden, whether i’m traveling and going to places or whether i’m just potting up some bareroot trees like i am today.Alright so now that we got the pot about halfway.
Filled with the soil, one of the things that we do really need to pay attention to is the level as which to plant the tree here.So i’m gonna go ahead and come up close for you guys so you guys can see this.So if you guys look closely at this root hereand this is the graft point hereif you look closely, you can really see the root stuff over here is not like brown like the tree trunk coming up there.It’s actually kind of more orangeish, see right there is orange.What you really want to pay attention to is.
Look to see where the orange stops, and then the brown starts.And that’s the point that you want to be right at the soil level.You don’t want to plant it too high because then you’re covering some of the wood that doesn’t have the protective waxy coating this is supposed to be underground.We want to plant it at the exact right point that it was planted at before.I know sometimes you gotta make an educated guess.So me it looks like probably right around here is where the color changes significantly, so that’s.
Where i’m gonna plant it.If you’re off a little bit, not a big deal, but you don’t want to plant it likedefinitely don’t plant it about the graft! that’ll definitely not be too good.So i’m gonna take it and plant it about this height.So what i like to do is kind of have my finger where i’m gonna plant it at the planting depth, right around here, and i like to basically have that point when i’m planting a containeri dunno, about yea much underneath the lip.This way that’s be able to pour some water.
In and it’ll be able to drain instead of overflow out.Also i don’t want to plant it too deep and have too much pot exposed because then i’m missing out on soil and basically providing more square footage in there for the plant roots to grow so that it can fully thrive.So let’s see herei think i’m about a little bit high, so i’m just gonna go ahead and dig some of this dirt downcause it’s a nice loose fill.We’re a little bit lowlooks like that’s probably about.
Right.So then what i do is i kind of just hold it up and then i kind of just take the shovel and i top fill.The other thing, you want to try to get the tree as centered as you can in the container.Alright, so we got this guy almost filled, once i get a lot of soil in there, basically just do an earthquake motionit’s a fivepointoh earthquake, man! we’re taking out the golden gate bridge! alright, just kidding.What this does is basically help settle the soil, compact it down and then i’ll do a gentle pressing.
We don’t want to like tamp it down or get one of those little tampers, oh we can fit more in there! we want to leave a lot of airspace in there for the tree, but yet if we don’t press it down a little bit, it’s gonna sink down a lot later.And i don’t want that to happen too much so just pat it down a little bitlooks like i’m right about at the level.We’re just gonna go ahead and add one more light coating to the top.And i think we’re all planted out.So the next thing you might want to do isohi’m.
A little bit crooked here.Just want to make sure he’s going straight up.I like the straight up orientation myself, if you know what i mean.Alright, so he’s going a bit straight up, and now we’re basically just gonna water in the mycorrhiza water, very important.So just dump this down the street, man, this is a valuable mixture.So just gonna go ahead andpour a little bit on each of my freshly planted out trees.And maybe i’ll even use it in other area of my garden.Oh, one final step for many people that have.
Planted bareroots is pruning.Now this is actually another controversial topic that you ask gardeners if you should prune trees once you put them in a pot or not.A lot of people say yeah.Basically when they pulled his guy out to bareroot it, they basically had to trim back the root system massively to basically ship it to you.But they didn’t really trim out the top growth.So they say clip it back.And based on my experience, clipping it back could help.There’s pros and consnothing in life is black and blueor.
Black and white! and so, for my style, i might try to prune off some of these ones that got damaged and these super small ones that aren’t maybe gonna do much.But in general, what i like to do is i like to leave most of the tree there because basically what happens is this guy will bud out, it’ll leaf out.The more budage, the more leafage is makes, the more it could actually send down energy into the root zone to basically grow more.If you cut this back to a little small twig coming out, there’s not a lot of surface.
Area for the plant to grow and do what it needs to do.So that’s kind of my theory on it.I would encourage you guys always to experiment.If you have multiple trees like i do, trim one back, trim the otherdon’t trim the other one back, make tutorials and share with everybody what happens.My style is, number one, i try to do the least amount of work for the most result, and the least amount of work is not basically pruning these guys because i got plenty of other things to do like plant some summer vegetables, possibly.
For my next episode.But yeah that’s pretty much it.I’m gonna go ahead and just put these on a drip system to they get regular water.They would prefer to have regular deep watering, than watering every day which doesn’t quite work with my setting for my vegetable garden, so i have to figure out if i gotta put another valve or timer control on this guy or whatnot.And we’re just gonna let these guys grow.And the reason why i like the apricots is because pretty much before the heat, they’re gonna.
Put on fruit, and i’ve have plenty of apricots that do really well in this area.I was not about to buy any apples even if they are half off.Besides, apples are a dime a dozen.And i want to guys, when you guys pick a fruit treefruit tree’s an investment.It’s a more longer term investment, it’s kind of like a marriage.You’re married to your fruit tree.Whereas vegetables that’s kind of like having fun at the bar, if you know what i mean.The vegetables are around for a season, the lettuce is only around for sixty,.
Ninety days, so it might be fun to have to fun with the girl for that long.But with the tree you’re kind of getting married, so you want to make sure you get the right one that’s gonna grow well for you in your area.And also one of the criteria that’s important for me is that good quality apricots are far and few between.The stuff you buy in the store are hard, crunchy, and flavorless and the stuff i can grow at home are nice, soft, rich, sweet and delicious.And in addition, apricots sell for a lot of money in the store,.
Whereas apples are super inexpensive and super cheap and available much more longer period of the yearactually all yearwhereas apricots are only in for a certain season.So yep, wish me luck with my apricots.If you enjoyed this episode, please give me a thumbs up.If you have not already, please check my other tutorials.I have over a thousand tutorials now on all aspects of gardening, growing food at home, so you guys can start being producers instead of consumers in this consumerism society we live.Once again my name is john.
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Hey guys welcome back to my channel today i’m going to show you how to make 10 diy school supplies if you enjoy this tutorial please click that like button and comment down below with any future tutorial suggestions you might have if you’re not already subscribed and would like to see more fun diy tutorials please click that subscribe button first diy i will show you is how to make a rolo’s pencil case so to make this rolo’s pencil case you will need a gift wrap tube like this.
Mark off at eight inches and then cut that out with the piece i just cut i made another marking out 1 12 and then i cut that off at this point you should have two pieces that look like this with at this point you should have two pieces that look like this with a piece of sandpaper just sand down any rough edges with a piece of brown foam i made to markings 1 at it 4 12 and 1 at 2 i connected those and then cut that out.
Apply hot glue to one of the edges and then glue the two edges together with a piece of heavy cardstock poster board or a piece of foam apply some glue to the bottom of the big tube to the top of the small tube and glue that to the cardstock poster board or piece of foam cut off any extra paper that is beneath the cardboard tubes place the piece of brown foam into the longer cardboard tube leaving about 34 of an inch showing place some hot glue on the foam to secure it to the.
Cardboard tube next you will need some gold foil i’m going to use these candy wrapper foils but you can also use the gold foil for gift wrapping wrap one of the squares around the top so it resembles a rolo’s packaging unfold the wrapping from inside place some hot glue around it to secure the gold foil to the cardboard tube and here is what my top looks like do the same thing on the tall tube but this time apply it to the bottom of the cardboard tube next you will need to print out this printable and cut it down to size i will.
Leave a link down below to where you can print this out apply some hot glue to the label and then secure it to the tube and that is how you make a rolo’s candy pencil case for the second project i will show you how to make a hubba bubba eraser with an xacto knife carefully cut down the front side in the center and then do the same thing on the back once the label has been carefully cut you can open it up and enjoy the gum inside.
For the next part you will need two of these pink eraser clay pieces you’ll just want to roll those together and then with a rolling pin roll them out once it’s rolled out start cutting strips the same size as the bubble gum what i did when i just took the excess rolled it back together rolled it out and cut more strips until i had enough that i could make a big long strip of bubble gum once had enough pieces cut out i started joining those together and.
Smoothing out the edges where they met next i just rolled it up once i had it all rolled up then i baked it according to the package instructions here is mine after it was baked you can just put it in the case and the part that’s sticking out if you want to close it completely you can just tuck that in and that is how you make the hubba bubba eraser number three is going to be bubblegum pens to make this you will need a pack of bubblegum you want to slowly begin by.
Tearing the flap part off so you don’t wreck too much of the wrapper enjoy the gum inside and save the wrapper’s next you’ll need a piece of pink card stock paper and then you’ll want to measure out the wrapper’s to get the correct size take the measurements from the wrapper and mark that off onto the pink cardstock then you will just want to cut that out you will need two of these for each stick of gum you want to make i’m going to use the ink from one of these mini pens cut the ink down to size so it fits in the wrapper.
Apply some hot glue to one piece of the pink card stock place the ink on that and then glue the other piece of pink card stock to that one trim down one side of the wrapper place your pen inside and then secure it with some hot glue now you can add them back to the bubble gum pack and you have your very own bubble gum pens for the fourth project these are super easy candy bookmarks i’m going to use the packages from these gums anything that is made from the cardboard.
Candy packaging will work well for this trim the box down so you’re left with just one side with the hole punch punch a hole into the cardboard with a piece of ribbon cut it down to size and thread it through the hole that was punched tie it into a double knot and then you will have your very own candy bookmark for the fifth diy school project i will show you how to make licorice pens for this you will need red polymer clay and a star tip that you can find in the baking.
Aisle roll half the clay into a ball and then into a tube shape place it into the star tip and start pushing it through i used a sharpie marker to push it through once you have a long enough piece just break it off and then just trim down the end so it looks like size of licorice with a wooden skewer or a toothpick make a hole into one side of the clay and you’ll want to make it deep enough for long enough for an ink barrel to fit through i will be using the ink.
From one of these mini pens if you don’t have one you can just cut some ink down to size place the ink into the clay and then trim it down to size start twisting it so it looks like licorice and bake it according to the package instructions once it’s been baked and cooled you can add the ink to the clay and if you want you can secure it with hot glue mine was pretty snug so it didn’t fall out and that is how you make licorice pens.
For in the next project i will show you how to make licorice erasers for this you will need some eraser clay i’m going to use this kind right here and you will need the red piece and you will just want to do the same thing as with the licorice pens and push it through the star tip once i’ve been done trim it down to size and bake it according to the package instructions here is mine after it was baked and this is how it works the 7th diy comes from a previous projects i made so after this tutorial invite you to.
Head on down to the link below and check out my candy pens for the 8th diy i will show you how to make a push pop pencil case for this one you will also need a piece of giftwrapping tube you will want to market off at eight inches and cut it out this one will be similar to the rollo’s but a little bit different for the top on this one you will want to mark it off at two inches and then cut that off use sandpaper to get rid of any rough edges for the bottom on this one i’m going to use a.
Piece of pink foam i just applied some hot glue around the bottom of the cardboard tube glued it to the foam and then cut off any excess for the top i’m going to use a piece of white card stock cut out a piece of pink foam that is 4 12 by 2 apply some hot glue on the edge and glue the two edges together place the piece of pink foam into the larger cardboard tube leaving about an inch showing apply some hot glue around the foam to secure it to the cardboard.
Tube on this one only the top will need to be painted you can either use spray paint or acrylic paint the bottom you will be one of these printables i will leave a link down below where you can print it out once it’s printed out then just cut it down to size for this one i’m going to secure it with some elmer’s glue the next thing i did was i just secured it to the cardboard tube once the top is dry you can place it onto the bottom of the cardboard tube and.
That is how you make a push pop pencil case the ninth project i will show you how to make candy notebooks for this one you will need a cardboard candy box and what you want to do is you’ll just want to cut off the flaps and then cut down one of the sides so it has the folder look next you’ll need some binder paper you’ll want to measure the inside of the box and then cut the binder paper down to size you will want to cut enough.
Sheets to where you have a big enough notebook here are mine after i was done i’m going to use some binder clips to secure those in place and then with some elmer’s glue i’m going to apply that to the top and with a paintbrush i’m going to smooth it out this is how i’m binding the notebook together let that dry for 24 hours and then i remove the binder clips i applied some elmer’s glue to the candy box and glued the notepad to that and that is how you make candy notebooks.
For the last and final project i am going to show you how to make a gummy worm pencil case and you can eat the gummy worms for this you will need 2 sheet protectors start by cutting off the sides of both sheet protectors next you will need to find a hard surface you can stick between the sheet protector i’m going to use this small cutting board mark off halfway down the sheet protector and then cut on that line with a pair of scissors cut down the sides of the sheet protector making sure to only cut through one layer of.
The sheet protector what you have at this point essentially you should have a flap on the second layer or the long part of the sheet protector that is still left mark it off halfway from the edge to the marking that is halfway take an xacto knife and cut that off diagonally you’ll want to repeat the same process on the other side here is what it should look like you will want to repeat these same steps with the other sheet protector fold the flap over so it looks like an envelope.
Hot glue around all four sides of the sheet protectors to glue the two together the sheet protectors are clear and you can see the hot glue i’m going to use some of this rainbow duct tape to finish off the sides for the bottom measure off enough tape to fit across the bottom then tape that to the front side fold it over to the back side and just trim off any excess for the sides measure out enough tape to fit fold the piece in half and cut at a 45degree angle then.
Place the point on the bottom of the tape of the front trim off any excess and folded over to the back by making the 45degree angle cut it gives it more of a cleaner look when its done for the top take a piece of tape long enough to fit across cut it in half take half of it and tape it to one side and then the second half to the other side to give it a cleaner look i drew diagonal lines and then with a pair of scissors i.
Cut on that diagonal line to hold the flaps in place i’m going to use some of these small circle pieces of velcro and to finish it off i just cut out some small pieces of the tape and then i covered up that piece of velcro now for the fun part take some gummy worms and then just add those to one side and then the other side you can add your pens and your pencils and that is how you make a gummy worm pencil case i hope you guys enjoyed these 10 diy school supply ideas i would.
13 Amazing Kitchen Organization Ideas Cheap and Easy
Learn how to organize your life with 13 of the best kitchen storage ideas you can’t miss.Tip 1 do you have a huge pile of grocery bags lying around here’s a creative solution.Keep them organized and easily accessible in a wipes container.Truly an easy kitchen storage solution that will save on precious space especially if you have a small kitchen.Tip 2 save those empty soda boxes! you can use them to organize your canned goods.The campbell’s cans are small enough to fit a pack of 12 just note that the del monte.
Cans are slighty bigger in diameter so all you have to do is cut the top off the pack and it will hold the cans just fine.How’s that for a cheap kitchen organization idea! tip 3 if you want something a little more elegant, then go for the 3tier deluxe canned food storage rack.This space saver is stylish and compliments any room decor.Neatly organize your kitchen cabinets and pantry with this kitchenpantry accessory! tip 4 have cupcake liners store them in a mason jar to keep them organized and dustfree!.
They fit perfectly and they are easy to get to.You can even leave the jar out on the counter for a cute little display.Tip 5 did you know magazine holders organize more than magazines! behold the ultimate food storage system.Keep your potatos, onions and other veggies from rolling around.You can also use it to store your spagetti, or you can use the magazine holder as a plastic wrap box holder.Smart and inexpensive.Tip 6 are you familiar with these ridiculous plastic hangers that you get when you buy.
Clothes well, now there’s a legitimate use for them.Use them to hang bags of chips and other snacks.If that isn’t the most genius kitchen hack ever, then i don’t know what is! tip 7 for less than 20 bucks, you can get a snazzy overthedoor pantry organizer.These things are quick and easy to setup.Stash items overthedoor and virtually eliminate search time with this smart kitchen storage solution.Tip 8 you may already have this in your home.But if you don’t, for just a few dollars, you can get a clear overthedoor shoe organizer and use it to store snacks and other items.
That do not necessarily need to be kept in their boxes.If boxes take up too much space in your pantry, then this creative kitchen storage idea may be right up your alley.Tip 9 recycle plastic bottles for dry food storage.Juice bottles.2liter soda bottles.Even dried parmesan cheese containers.You name it.Repurpose those everyday food containers for longterm storage.Tip 10 if you have a small kitchen pantry, then you’re going to love this space saver idea.Store your snacks in a fishbowl! easy to grab and go, and they don’t take up a lot.
Of space on the shelf.Tip 11 use chalkboard labels.They make for stylish organization.The neat thing about them is that they are reusable and you have to admit it’s such a beautiful way to become more organized.Tip 12 if you have a few dollars to spare, then this 2tier bamboo turntable is just for you.It’s perfect for creating extra space in your kitchen cabinet or closet shelf.Its natural color compliments any decor and it rotates for easy access.You can find this at walmart or amazon.
Tip 13 if you don’t have a few bucks to spare right now, then here’s a smart alternative to the bamboo turntable the lazy susan.All you need for this simple diy hack are 2 baking pans and a few marbles.Place the marbles in one 8inch pan, then stack the other 8inch pan on top.Then viola! it spins around nicely and smoothly.And there you have it 13 brilliant kitchen storage solutions to better organize your life.If you enjoyed this tutorial and want more organizing tips, click ‘like’ on this tutorial.
DIY EOS out of CRAYONS
Hi guys! in today’s tutorial i’m going to show you a quickly diy on how to make your own eos refill but this time using crayons! please subscribe for more tutorials like this and i hope you like it! in my last tutorial a lot of you were asking me how i removed the divider i used a pointy knife and its super simple.You are going to stick the knife into this little wedge that is around the lip balm and eventually it will pop right out now that you have the divider clean you just going got screw in the divider to the top or the cap of you eos.
I always see this on pinterest and i wanted to try to make my own crayon lipsticks for this i used 1 12 pink crayon, coconut oil and some chapstick the reason why i used chapstick is that if you only use coconut oil it will melt and the solution for that is too add wax to your mix.Take your eos and fill it up pass the divider.Place this in the freezer for half an hour and now as you can see it’s perfect, it looks like a real eos!.
Shipping Container Home Coming to Redondo Beach
Here in los angeles housing is expensive but there’s an alternative which could save about thirty percent on construction cost shipping container homes cbs news tuesday market shows us more as the cost of living rises the way we live is changing people are living in modular homes prefab homes and even shipping container homes.Containers get all the headlines countless shipping containers come into the ports of la and long beach and many of them stay but some are being repurposed into everything from retail spaces to homes when paula approached me about a shipping container home i thought this is insane.
And then i met peter and i still thought it was insane.Matt and paula dowd are using shipping containers to build two shipping container homes in redondo beach one for them and one for grandma.I can age in place and my grandchildren will grow up here and i’ll be with my daughter and my son inlaw.They’re building with architect peter demaria but it’s an idea that still stirs controversy.In this area you mostly find mediterranean or craftsman style homes and you bring something like this to the city and.
They’re like, yeah i don’t know it took several trips to the city council to get their property approved with multiple modifications to the design and matt had the same concerns as the city.My opinion was oh my gosh it’s going to be boxy and corrugated but many homes built from shipping containers look like this and this all of these homes were designed by the architect very few people be able to tell wow that’s a shipping container home.Containers are the thing that really breaks down the door and people say.
Maybe i can do the little bit differently and i’m not going to sacrifice quality and i’m not going to sacrifice on the size of the house and all of it translates into doing it less expensively.Most containers can be covered with any surface like wood stucco or vinyl siding and it’s affordable while maintaining quality in general they’re around 30 percent less than traditional construction a great value but the quality of construction is a heavy gauge steel that that blows away wood frame house a comforting thought in quakeprone.
Southern california and by upcycling metal containers it’s one of the greenest options available so the containers become a means to an end we’re changing the way we think about building and we’re saving the planet.We’re taking material and upcycling it as opposed to cutting down five or six acres of forest every time we put up a new wood frame house.Demaria says there’s a revolution to change how we live and the dowd’s are early adopters and i think this is how a great progress is made really this.
Cheap Curb Appeal Ideas for Home
Give your house a facelift.This is ‘ budget curb appeal ideas that will totally change your home by jessica probus.Whether you’re looking to sell, or just want to give your home a spring refresh, these simple curb appeal ideas will go a long way.1.First step paint your front door here’s a great guide for how to choose which color, which is often the hardest part a brightly colored door is a great way to draw attention to your house and make it feel modern and inviting.
2.There’s even an app that lets you see what different door colors would look like! it’s called front door paint, naturally.We have linked you to right apple store directory under the tutorial.3.Here’s the best way to paint a storm door get full instruction down there.4.If you don’t want to paint, just give your door a good scrub.5.Spray paint your existing door hardware.Anything is more modern than contractor’s brass.Get more detail at thriftydecorchick 6.Give your house numbers a font upgrade.The font is very important.
Get these second sansserif ones at dwr.For the decals on the right, go to homebyally.You can learn the diy too over there.7.Frame your door.Painting the trim and adding matching moulding can make any door frame look tons better.Get the directions at meandjilly.8.Add a stylish door knocker.Learn how to polish antique brass at marcusdesign.9.Put in some new porch lights.Learn how to replace your lights at twotwentyone.10.Or, just upgrade the ones you have.This radical makeover cost $1! see how to do it at stylewithcents.
11.Add tile to a plain concrete entryway.See instructions at decorandthedog.12.Or, make faux tiles with concrete stain.Get the tutorial at beneathmyheart.13.Adding layers of plants will give more dimension to your porch.See how to mix and match at houseandhome.14.Add some hanging planters.Learn how to make these diy hangers at abeautifulmess.15.Make an inexpensive planter tall by glueing two pots together.See how at brady bunch remodel.16.For a small porch, try a vertical planter.Study how to make this one at cape 27.
17.Start a container garden with these diy planters.Learn how to make the golddipped one at home heart and hands.And the cedar one at shanty 2 chic.18.This chart will tell you how to mix and match colorful plants read more info at barn nursery.19.Wood stain your aluminum garage door for a more rustic feel.See how to do it at home talk.20.Or class it up with diy carriage house doors.All you need is $10 worth of hardware and a drill.Find how to get the job done at garden of love.
21.Take it up a notch and add a pergola with climbing vines.The pergola is quick, but the vines might take a while see the full transformation at laurries.22.Make a faux stair runner with paint.It gives stairs a little more character, plus, you don’t have to paint the whole thing.Get the directions at the 2 seasons.23.Cover an exposed foundation with readymade panels.At fauxpanels.24.Camouflage your ugly electrical boxes.Just paint them the same color as your house! see more at love of family and home.
25.And hide your air conditioning unit.See how to camouflage this necessary eyesore at spirals and spatulas.26.Give your mailbox a makeover.This one is from a prepackaged kit.See how to do it at beneath my heart.27.Revamp your welcome mat.You can give new life to a ratty door mat with this easy tutorial from smart schoolhouse.28.Or, personalize a cheap natural mat.Get some diy directions at the sits girls.29.Add faux shutters to your front windows.If you get the boards cut at the hardware store,.
You won’t even need a saw.Get the instructions at house logic.30.While you’re at it, repair any torn screens.Thanks to martha stewart.31.Pressure wash everything! you can pressure wash…Everything looks better with a little hard scrub.In regards to this point, never power wash stucco! you do not want to ever risk getting moisture under the stucco surface.It will not turn out well in the long run! stucco can be rinsed off with a regular hose, and then should be brushed clean.
A flat broom works great ! same thing with limestone! it’s way too porous, but diluting bleach a garden sprayer works wonders, just be careful with surrounding plants.32.Add some window boxes.You can buy them or diy them.Scrool tutorial to know more.33.Hang up your hose.See how to make this convenient hanging post at shanty 2 chic.34.Or, stick it in a cool copper pot.35.Get rid of weeds with this nontoxic diy spray.See how to make your own cheap and easy weed killer at one good thing by jillee.
36.Create your own flower beds with this easy tutorial.See the full instructions and photos at funky junk interiors.37.Create a flower bed around your trees for another wellcontained pop of color.Discover more at loves photo album.38.Add some simple edging to any flower beds that will protect them from the mower.A smart idea from garden world.And, ‘.Top it all off with a porch swing.Nothing says sit down and stay a while like an outdoor swing.Learn how to make this one at shanty 2 chic.
3 Things You Can Make From Pringles Cans
Here are 3 things you can make from pringles cans to save space i try to stack tuna cans on top of each other but i keep knocking them over pringles can is a perfect solution i covered the can with adhesive paper paper was wrinkled, but i decided to use it anyway i don’t think tuna will mind then i cut 2 holes in the can all right! let’s load it up! you can easily see how many cans you have left if i need a can all i have to do is pull it out.
The dispenser will always give you the oldest can first in other words first in, first out i cut off the bottom and wiped off the use by date that’s it! it’s that simple! we have made a metal coaster i cut off the bottom and wiped off the use by date then i cut out the strips of cardboard from the tube i marked 2 point on the plate i used the carddoard to make walls when that was done, i painted everything yellow put in a ball and closed it with a lid.