Cactus roof !!!


excerpts from the facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/SteveMartino.LandscapeArchitect/posts/866162183415784

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My first cactus roof is 6 years old……i have posted this roof in the past and i have seen many internet comments ranging from it being really brilliant to being really stupid, the majority of comments are wondering when the roof will collapse from it’s increasing weight as it grows.

It has grown as i predicted, it stopped growing at 2 years and has maintained that size for the last 4 years. i have observed that when i go to transplant old over-grown succulents out of a pot there would sometimes be no soil left in the pot, it had disintegrated over time and the pot would just be a solid mass of roots without any soil. the plants would be doing fine so i figured that the prickly- pear cactus could grow without soil if it had some gravel to support it while it sent out roots.i think it reached the growing capacity of the gravel base,a horticulturalist may have a better explanation.

i have also observed that pads can fall off and land on pavement and continue to grow, the new growth will turn up vertically, they can even develop new pads and flower before they use up the moisture in their leaves.

the cactus pads are planted in 2 inches of 1/4” minus crushed granite, we added micro sprays for irrigation and that’s it.

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The music of plants !!!


Ever wondered, what would the music by plants be like ??

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Plants are very much alive. Not only do they dislike human noise but they also posses the capacity to learn and communicate.

Perhaps even more astonishing is that plants can also make music.

Have you ever heard the incredible music of the plants?

Plants can actually sing and compose music and listening to it is truly beautiful and relaxing!

read the full post at : http://www.lifeadvancer.com/amazing-phenomenon-of-singing-plants

Sick of pesticides in food ? TRY THIS !!!


Most of the chemicals and pesticides found on food is due to spray over them and hence sticks to surface of the fruit or vegetable, unless it has been injected into fruit.

Well you can also remove artificial wax coating over fruits and vegetables by adding little baking soda while using this technique.

Simple Trick To Remove Pesticides From Your Fruits

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Lately we hear more and more about cases where fruits and vegetables exported from different countries are full of pesticides. Therefore the fear of how fruits and vegetables we buy are good for our health is totally justified.

We recommend you try this trick in order to relax and be sure that everything you consume is healthy: Put water and some vinegar (1 cap) in a container and soak fruits or vegetables in this mixture. Let them stay for 15 minutes and then wash fruits or vegetables well.

Vinegar kills 98 % of bacteria and pesticides stuck on fruits and vegetables. In this way, fruits and vegetables you enter will be healthier for your body.

POST ORIGINALLY SHARED AT   — http://www.wesupportorganic.com/2014/11/simple-trick-to-remove-pesticides-from-your-fruits.html 

Zostal !!! The chain of backpacker’s hostel …


CHECK OUT THE INDIA’S FIRST EVER CHAIN OF BACKPACKER’S HOSTEL….

Zostel is India’s first chain of branded backpacker’s hostel. What? Sounds weird! a backpacker’s hostel! Read on Sires and Madams,and allow me to help you.

Zostel is not for you. I repeat, Zostel is not for the ‘Regular’ you. Zostel is only for that crazy traveller hidden inside you. It is an accommodation facility for your social self who wishes to meet new people and exchange travel stories. It is for your casual self who prefers a safe, hygienic, centrally located and affordable stay but at the same time want a relaxed and super friendly experience. It is for your playful self who feels that travel keeps them young at heart. It for your comradely self who believes that friends should have non stop fun while travelling in a group. It is for your dreamy self who dreams but never dared to step out for a solo trip before.

In short for your crazy travel freak self, Zostel whips up a perfect brew that will leave you wanting for more. So Why are you waiting? Bring out your crazy traveller avatar and experience Zostel, because more travel,more friends, more stories, more fun and more awesomeness.

check out more at — http://zostel.com/

Indian knife innovation


Jugaad has been integral part of Indian life style,  creating useful items from the limited resources is the basis of jugaad technology,   Check out this amazing Indian knife innovation.

 

DIY- weekend project


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DIY – upcycled hooks

If you hate regular , ugly plastic , aluminium or iron wall mounted hooks, here is  your treat !!

1. Looking for a weekend up-cycling  project , here’s the one. Be it clothes or keys or anything, a eco-friendly solution.

2. Start by gathering  wood pieces or strong twigs in the shape of hooks, from your garden or any park near your area.
You can make search interesting by incorporating a game for your kids or a group. Have a small morning walk treasure hunt.

3. Shape it appropriately and and fine it as per your need, you can keep it raw or varnish it , depends completely on you.

4. Be creative and try different things , remove bark to get whitish color , polish it , keep it plain , whatever suits you.

5. Framing wood can be found anywhere in your dump yard or your neighbor’s, i don’t think India is short in old windows and doors frames, you      usually find them lying around as waste.

6. some nails , wood saw , fevicol (optional) ,  hammer, and a will to do is all you need.

do share your creative ideas and pics with us.