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How To Grow Onions Indoors

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There’s nothing like having fresh produce right at your disposal. We found a great tutorial that shows you how to have a constant supply of fresh green onions (also known as spring onions) growing year round right on your windowsill.

Plant small bulb onions in a 5 liter plastic bottle filled with compost. Once they’re grown out, you can harvest the green stems to use as green onions. Each time you harvest a stem it will re-grow, giving you a near constant supply of green onions. The bulbs will begin to weaken with time and lots of harvesting, but not before you have months and months of a great, fresh supply.

 

Supplies you may need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Scissors
  • Heated metal
  • Onion sprouts
  • Soil


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STEP 1: You need a planting vessel:

 

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Step 2: you need to remove the neck of the bottle then cut holes around it. You can use a scissor or a heated metal tool to make the holes. Make sure the holes are just the right for the onion bulbs.

 

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Step 3: fill the bottle with layers of onion sprouts and soil.  Keep adding layers until you reach the top of the container.

 

Step 4: water it…

 

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Step 5: set it on your windowsill…

 

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Cool Your Tent 30 Degrees – Build A DIY Air Conditioner

 
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Summer isn’t far off, and for those who like to camp year round, this ingenious application might prevent you from near heat stroke when the temperature starts rising.  This DIY Evaporative Cooler uses cooling pads, a waterpump , and a 12 V fan with the concept of evaporation to create a cooling effect. Surprisingly, the cooler can lower temperatures by 30 degrees, making for a much bearable climate. For around $50, all the parts can be purchased, making this a sure bet compared to more expensive options. For complete directions on how to build the Evaporative Cooler, check out this tutorial.