Tom Gamlin

How to dispose of batteries

How to dispose of batteries

There are plenty of ways to dispose of batteries. Most council services provide bags that are specifically for disposing of batteries. Where this isn’t available, they can be taken to recycling centres, shops where they sell batteries, supermarket collection points or DIY centres. Any type of battery can be disposed of by collection or taken
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Compost bins and what to look for

Compost bins and what to look for

Also: If you want a compost bin, what are the options?   How does a compost bin work?   Are plastic compost bins any good? There are so many types of compost bins out there that some may wonder which is the best type for them. Don’t allow yourself to become confused by the range
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How to dispose of a mattress

How to dispose of a mattress

Dispose of a mattress by donating it. The best way to dispose of a mattress is to donate it to charity. There’s always going to be someone, out there, who will appreciate the chance of a replacement mattress. A mattress can be collected by the local waste authority Tell your local waste collection service that
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How to dispose of cooking oil

How to dispose of cooking oil

The best way to dispose of cooking oil is to collect it in a suitable, sealable container that’s large enough for storing 4 to 5 gallons of liquid oil. When the container is nearly full, take it to your local recycling centre. Cooking oils and fats that harden can be allowed to solidify and binned
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Can you grow courgettes indoors?

Can you grow courgettes indoors?

You can easily grow courgettes indoors in a container. You need to make sure that the container is deep enough for the root system of the courgette plant to develop. The container needs to be well-drained. Use a soil that’s rich in organic matter. Courgette plants will grow indoors just like any other plant. Container
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Can you grow garlic indoors?

Garlic

You can grow garlic indoors very easily and expect to see green shoots that can be harvested in about two or three weeks after planting a garlic clove. You need to select cloves from garlic bulbs that have been grown organically. Non-organic garlic cloves are sometimes sprayed with a chemical that inhibits regrowth. You need
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How do you grow a lemon tree indoors?

How do you grow a lemon tree indoors?

You can grow a lemon tree indoors just like any other plant but you have to remember that a lemon tree is no ordinary plant. It will need extra attention if you want to produce lemon fruits. A lemon tree can flourish indoors but you need to trim the roots and the branches, for the
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How do I start an indoor garden for beginners?

How do I start an indoor garden for beginners?

There are a couple of ways that you can start an indoor vegetable garden for beginners. One way is to use a soil-based system. Another way is to use a modern hydroponic system that needs no soil and is ideal for the indoor-garden beginner. Here, we will look at both methods and the importance of
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Can you grow strawberries indoors?

Can you grow strawberries indoors?

You can grow strawberries indoors all year round and avoid many of the problems that growing strawberries outdoors can bring. Strawberries are very weather-dependent. Growing them indoors gives you complete control. Indoors, you can determine the type of climate that strawberries need. So, let’s look at growing strawberries indoors and look at some of the
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Are indoor herb gardens worth it?

Are indoor herb gardens worth it?

An indoor herb garden is worth having if you are regularly reaching for herb ingredients when cooking a variety of dishes. For those of us who have indoor herb gardens it’s extremely convenient to be able to put your hand out and grab a few leaves when we want them. The traditional way of growing
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