02 9 / 2014

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02 9 / 2014

adoredbyadrienne:

Terrariums

What is a terrarium?

The best definition for a terrarium is a mini indoor garden kept in a glass container. Terrarium’s are perfect for those who have little time for gardening or just don’t have a green thumb! Terrariums have become very popular lately especially for those living in small spaces such as  apartments, or townhouses that lack an outdoor garden area. They are very low maintenance and look great!

How to make a Terrarium

Choose your plants! Aim for low maintenance plants such as cacti, succulents, ferns and mosses. Do your research and pick plants that will grow well together. It’s also important to choose plants that won’t grow big enough to take up your living room! choose small growing plants that will happily live in your terrarium.

Pick your terrarium! Popular choices are Jars, vases, bottles, canisters, tureens, and fish bowls.  Cloche’s are often used however if you pick this as your terrarium it will need to be lifted occasionally to allow your plants to breathe. 

Where to keep your terrarium? All plants need lightso preferably somewhere your terrarium can get indirect light. Try to avoid placing it under an air conditioner or heater. 

Essentials for inside your terrarium

* Soil: Preferably a light soil with lots of drainage. 

* Pebbles or gravel: These are great for drainage and allow the soil to avoid sitting in water at the bottom. The pebbles are great for the top of the terrarium for a neat appearance.

* Gardening charcoal: This will improve the quality of the soil and keep it fresh!

* Metal gauze: You can place this between the gravel and the soil to stop the soil from falling between the pebbles. 

* Sheet moss: This can be used as a lining at the bottom of the terrarium to soak up any excess water.

Make your terrarium Step by Step

1. Place pebbles and or gravel into your container.

2. You can either add a layer of sheet moss or metal gauze to stop the soil from filtering down into the pebbles and gravel.

3. Add the soil and mix with some gardening charcoal. The amount you add will depend on the size of your plants, add approximately 2 or 3 inches of soil. Pack it down gently. 

4. Add your plants! Dig a small hole for each plant and once placed in gently pack soil around each plant. 

5. Give your terrarium some water and you’re done!

How to maintain your Terrarium: If your terrarium is open it only needs occasional watering (once a week or two). Succulents and cacti are quite hardy so they need watering less often (once a month). If you have a lid on your terrarium and you see condensation and your plants wilting you’ll need to remove the lid and allow some fresh air inside. 

Enjoy your terrarium!

Photo Credit: www.pinterest.com 

02 9 / 2014

comfortspringstation:

No garden? Try growing in containers.

Things You Can Grow in Containers

Tree fruits
1. Apples
2. Kumquats
3. Avocados 
4. Blackberries
5. Blueberries 
6. Pomegranate
7. Cherries
8. Figs
9. Pears

Citrus fruits
10. Dwarf oranges
11. Grapefruit
12. Tangerines
13. Meyer lemons
14. Limes

Tropical fruits
Tropical fruits can also be surprisingly easy to grow indoors, even in non-tropical climates. Such as…
15. Bananas 
16. Pineapple
17. Papaya
18. Guavas

Surprises
19. Hops
20. Aloe Vera
21. Strawberries
22. Herbal Tea
23. Quinoa

Non Surprises
24. Tomatoes
25. Summer squash and others like acorn and pumpkin
26. Hot Peppers
27. Sweet peppers                                                                                       28. Cucumbers

Herbs                                                                                                              29. Basil
30. Oregano
31. Parsley
32. Rosemary
33. Chives                                              
34. Catnip
35. Thyme
36. Sage

Leafy Greens
37. Kale
38. Spinach
39. Swiss Chard
40. Lettuces
41. Greens - Collards, Mustard

Root Vegetables
43. Carrots
44. Beets
45. Potatoes
46. Guavas

 

I have personally grown lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, and am now trying potatoes, celery, cabbage. A lot depends on your available space and your lighting. Also my vegetables are not always extremely large when I use them. For instance, I now have a plum tomato plant - the tomatoes are delicious but not as large as you get in a store. I consider them the perfect size for my salads or just for snacking. Going vertical seems to be the idea to max your growing space whether indoors or out. I love the photos of a garden wall in your kitchen.

01 9 / 2014

"Fuck, my tea."

me approximately an hour after every time I make tea (via madopiano)

(via rachotamer)

30 8 / 2014

  • 1: eats every single edible thing i can find
  • 2: idk i think i ate an almond today

30 8 / 2014

2-spook:

Just in case

(Source: jesselaceypanties, via ruinedchildhood)

30 8 / 2014


Mmmmm…

Mmmmm…

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30 8 / 2014

samsangel:

Hello fellow nerds!

A new school year is approaching, and since I have to nail my A* this year I put together a masterpost with helpful links and tips that I have gathered throughout my school years. Good luck this year: you´ll do just fine!

1. Learn ´em languages

Learn terms and glossary in Quizlet.
Learn a language for free on Duolingo.
Learn a language for free on Busuu.
Oxford Dictionaries.
Games and fun activities for English learners.
Irregular English verbs.

2. Do your research

Google scholar.
Scholarpedia.
You can learn anything (KhanAcademy).
Didn´t listen in class? (Crash Course).
Simple Wikipedia.
Learn littérature without having to read it (SparkNotes).
Wolfram Aplha.
TED.
Open 2 study. (Online studying) 
Free college courses.

3. Learn how to write like a God

10 practical tips for writing better exam essays.
Writing an essay.
Harvard writing resources.
Writing application essays.
Writing a personal statement.
Genre characteristics.
Writing a literary analysis essay.
Answering essay questions.
Get feedback.
Bibliography maker.
What is the word you´re looking for?

4. Oh yes sweet reading

8 tips to remember what you read.
How to read Shakespeare.
Effective reading and note-taking.
How to take notes while reading.
Note taking tips.
170 free textbooks.
1000 free textbooks.

5. Get your studying and organization game on

Time Management
Get your school life in order with organization.
Reach your goals.
Goals worksheet.
Finding information on the internet.
Using sources.
Get a hold on mind mapping.
How do you learn best?
Sound without music (Such as cafes).
Make flashcards.

6. Stress and anxiety management because school is stressful

Coping strategies.
Stress reduction tips.
Stress relief for students.
Managing test anxiety.
Dealing with test anxiety.
Self help: Keeping calm.
Introverts in college.
Coping and calming down. N.1
Coping and calming down. N.2
Do nothing for two minutes. 

7. Go get ´em tests

Study skills for test taking.
Study tips for finals.
Multiple choice exams guide.
The seven days study plan.
15 steps to success.
How to prepare for a test.
Checklist for essay tests.

8. Classroom participation - because teachers love that shit

Active listening.
Classroom discussions.
Presenting projects in the classroom.
Preparation before class.
Participating tips.

9. Software and pages for us nerdy kids

Openoffice and Libreoffice.
Dropnote.
Google docs.
EverNote.
Prezi (Fore presentations.)
Calculator.
Grade calculator.
Grammar check.
Staying focused for Mac, Chrome and Firefox.
Plagiarism check.
Best apps for students masterpost.
Homework help.

10. Yo! Take some time to care ´bout yo´self

100 000 stars.
Workout masterpost.
Movie masterpost of masterposts.
Self-help masterpost.
8Tracks.
Learn and do yoga.
Voulenteer. 
Learn to play guitar.
The thoughts room.
Disney games because hell yeah.

samsangel:

Hello fellow nerds!

A new school year is approaching, and since I have to nail my A* this year I put together a masterpost with helpful links and tips that I have gathered throughout my school years. Good luck this year: you´ll do just fine!

1. Learn ´em languages
2. Do your research
3. Learn how to write like a God
4. Oh yes sweet reading
5. Get your studying and organization game on
6. Stress and anxiety management because school is stressful
7. Go get ´em tests
8. Classroom participation - because teachers love that shit
9. Software and pages for us nerdy kids
10. Yo! Take some time to care ´bout yo´self

(via laughing420)

29 8 / 2014

thatonenerdybroad:

eddietg:

If you own a dog, please share.

Even if you don’t own a dog, please share

thatonenerdybroad:

eddietg:

If you own a dog, please share.

Even if you don’t own a dog, please share

(via 314eater)

29 8 / 2014

sexhaver:

juicyjacqulyn:

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scientists could scour the arctic for decades and never find anything colder than this

sexhaver:

juicyjacqulyn:

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scientists could scour the arctic for decades and never find anything colder than this

(Source: baddaysequence, via laughcentre)

29 8 / 2014

poetwithoutadream:

i love this fucking quote so fucking much

(Source: jonwithabullet, via laughter-everyday)

29 8 / 2014

clockest:

I HAVENT STOPPED LAUGHING AT THIS 

clockest:

I HAVENT STOPPED LAUGHING AT THIS 

(via laughter-everyday)

29 8 / 2014

bigrnac:

“everyone has their off days” I tell myself 15 days in a row

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29 8 / 2014

rozenstar:

taliabobalia:

long distance relationships

This made me laugh louder than it should

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29 8 / 2014

mindofataurus:

Feeling lost?

Want to make a change?

Want to get control of your life?

Want a support team to support YOU on your journey?

JOIN US! JOIN THE FOUR MONTH CHALLENGE TODAY!

As requested, 4MC is back! I promise you time is going to fly! September has already arrived and we’re all back in…

Will be doing this, these next four months are very important to me.