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We've found an interesting post on Facebook on how to kill mosquitoes inexpensively with the help of recycled plastic bottle. If you live in an area where the mosquito population is overwhelming, perhaps you can try this out.
A simple hand-made Mosquito Trap - A very Cheap Way to kill mosquitos:
This information could save thousands of innocent lives from the cruel fate of dengue.
FIGHTING DENGUE MUST START AT EVERY HOME. A Simple hand-made Mosquito trap ( Prevention of Dengue & other mosquito born diseases)
It’s just a mix of water, brown sugar and yeast.
1. Cut a plastic bottle in half, keep both parts. Can be soft drink bottle. 2.Take the lower portion of the bottle. Dissolve the brown sugar in hot water. Let it cool down to ~70 deg F (room temperature). 3.Add the yeast. Carbon dioxide will be formed and will attract the mosquitoes. 4.Cover the bottle with a dark wrap and insert in the top portion upside down like a funnel. Place it in a corner in your house. 5. In 2 weeks you will be surprised by the number of mosquitoes killed.
Buckets, both plastic and metal, have so many uses one can ever imagine. From storage to creative DIY goods (such as bucket rack, bucket ottoman, chicken waterer and even bucket igloo), these pails are part of our culture and existence today. However, when it comes down to choosing which pail you'd like to use, we tend to go for plastic buckets - perhaps because of the abundant availability. But there are the metal ones (and in the former days wooden buckets were widely used). Today's blog is not trying to say that one type of pail is better than the other; but it is to compare the uses and how each type is best used in what circumstances.
Cheap You can find them anywhere for a bargain. You can even get them for free if you ask the nearby restaurants or ice cream parlours.
Durable Unless the pails get melted in a fire or have too much weight they can handle, plastic buckets are pretty much durable. BayTec plastic buckets are especially sturdy with super heavy duty 90 mil feature. Most shops sell 70 mil ones.
Rust-resistant Put them indoor or outdoor, they'll stay the same. They don't pick up rust like metal pails do.
Look cheap They cost cheap, they can look cheap sometimes. But with some nice color spray (or buy colored pails instead), they can improve the look, especially to appeal to small children.
Not heat resistant It's plastic. It melts near fire. Put it away from source of fire, and they should be fine. If you want to grill using pail, go for the metal ones.
Do you like mushrooms? Mushrooms are great additions in many cooking recipes. In soup, salad or eaten raw as is with some delicious dips, mushrooms are great keeper in our kitchen. Unfortunately mushrooms get more and more expensive today. Not to mention that in those store-bought mushrooms there could be some pesticides or other harmful substances. Growing mushrooms indoor is the cheaper, healthier solution to your access to mushrooms. It's not hard at all. All you need is just used milk cartons (or plastic bottles, or buckets, or barrels), a pencil (or a drill if you use buckets/barrels), sawdust, coffee grounds (spent is fine!), oyster mushroom spawn and non-chlorinated water for dampening.
Got all those? Now let's learn how to make your own mushroom garden.
Isn't it easy?
Here are some images from mushroom growers using different types of container.
Easter is coming!!! Isn't it fun? Have you planned anything for the joyful day? Perhaps ask the kids to decorate eggs, hide them and get them to find and collect them in their Easter basket? Modern Easter baskets don't need to be actual baskets, though. What about personalizing them to the specific child who owns it? We've found some blogs that made these personalized Easter buckets with colorful plastic buckets. Look at their creative, bright-fun-looking buckets here.
Amy has 4 boys. At special times like Easter, she'd want her kids to enjoy the festivity with nice props. So she came up with this easy idea of getting colorful plastic buckets and put her boys' names in each of them. Click her blog to find out how she did it.
Imperfectly Beautiful blog has a similar idea, but only using metal buckets, which look just as grand. She added large dots to pop the design and voila... charming Easter buckets for the kids!
Busybeehm blog gets creative with another type of container; i.e. paint cans. Yes, the very paint cans, why not? They look so attractive after some paint, cheerful stickers and colorful ribbons. See below, you know what I'm talking about.
Aren't they sweet? What are you going to do for Easter? Share if you have different ideas.
We know about rain barrel system, we know about compost tea system. Rain barrel catches rain water and provides us free healthier water to keep our garden irrigated. Compost tea gives the plants free fertilizer along with the water irrigating the ground. What if these two excellent systems are combined into one big 660 gallon irrigation/fertilization system? I guess we'll get better produce with less maintaining effort and definitely a lot less cost. All those require only 12 - 55 gallon drums to begin with. Check out the video below to watch how this guy made this effective gardening system.
This is the last video in my rain barrel system series. The entire system has now been constructed and consists of 12-55 gallon drums to hold 660 gallons of rain water. Four additional containers are below the barrels which will brew compost tea - and then it is pumped back into the rain water barrels to make a 1 part compost tea - to 3 parts water mixture to be delivered to the garden.