Tag: diy
Two-bit Guru | How to Root Geraniums

When my landscaping neighbor offered a hefty pile of geraniums for worm food I took him up on it, not for worm food, but for dry-rooting over winter. Hefty pile, did I say? There were about a hundred, maybe two hundred, plants delivered to my garage door in three big barrels. They were a sorry […]

Two-bit Guru | Upcycling Shoes | Shoe being worn after it's been cut.

“I might be a slow starter but I’m easy on shoes.” ~Two-bit Guru It’s true that shoes don’t wear out very fast when they’re lucky enough to meet up with my feet, and it’s not because I don’t walk around much, either. The flip side of being a trash picker is that when something I […]

It doesn’t take much to make a functional item out of just about anything. One, 32-ounce yogurt container, a piece of cord, a marker, a jackknife, and in 5 minutes you’ve got yourself a dandy raspberry container for picking. Thinking of Grandma’s serious, tanned face when she was picking berries with a pail around her […]

Two-bit Guru | Easy Vegetarian Pizza | Photo of cooked frozen pizza on a red and white table cloth. The pizza is topped with onion, tomato, basil, green pepper and feta cheese.

Building your own Easy Vegetarian Pizza. One Frozen cheese pizza. Top with: Chopped onion Sliced tomato Chopped fresh basil Chopped green pepper Sprinkle with feta cheese A little feta cheese enhances the flavor and brings it all together. Bake in oven according to frozen pizza directions. The added ingredients may require longer baking time. Variations: […]

Worm tea may have had its origin in a series of eight agricultural lectures given in 1924 by the spiritual scientist, Rudolf Steiner. These teachings are available in his book “Agricultural Course: The Birth of the Biodynamic Method.” To my way of thinking, Steiner thoroughly understood the link between the spiritual and physical realms. He […]

Two-bit Guru - How To Organize Your Clutter - Photo of boxes used to organize junk, metal, plastic, etc.

“Trash Pickers of the world, Unite!” ~Two-bit Guru As with anything, the key to organizing clutter is to define the broad categories first, then work down to the specifics. The broadest category of junk is one big pile of stuff with everything in it. You know everything is “There.” It’s easy to find larger objects […]

Part of the gardening cycle for me each year is to create the ideal support for pole beans and tomatoes. In the past I have used fence posts, twine, limbs trimmed from trees and bushes, wire tomato rings, salvaged bed frames, and probably a few other things I’ve forgotten. Last year’s device was a framework […]

Wheatgrass in one of the easiest things to grow. You can be assured of an excellent crop every time. While making wheatgrass juice the kitchen fills with a wonderful aroma that says there is something nutritious going on here. I’ve never smelled anything like it. It’s a special kind of air freshener. The deep, deep […]

“How do I love thee, Wheatgrass? Let me count the ways.” ~William Shakespeare, more or less. What can wheatgrass juice do for you? For one thing, it can improve blood disorders, probably because there is only a slight difference between the hemoglobin molecule in the blood and the chlorophyll molecule in the plant. Hemoglobin has […]

It might seem like a screwy idea to use a plastic container for a water conduit but it works perfectly well, and it’s free. I like free. Besides liking free (who doesn’t?) I also like the idea of reusing and upcycling–in a minor sort of way in this case. I considered writing a highfalutin bit […]