Simple ways to grow Alugbati (malabar spinach)

Alugbati is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. Also known as Malabar spinach or basella, this leafy green vegetable packs a hefty nutritional punch. With just 19 calories per serving, it fills you up quickly without adding inches to your waist. It’s quite similar to spinach, offering a mix of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and antioxidants. Depending on your preferences, you can add it to salads, smoothies, vegetable dishes, soups and other homemade meals (credit to https://healthyeating.sfgate.com).


Macrame n’ Jar

Ideas of what you can do with your jars piling up at your home’s storage.

Simple and entertaining, if you’re not that busy and you are looking for something to do, try making this macrame using a jar.

Are used egg trays recyclable?

Do you have loads of egg trays in your house and don’t know what to do with them?

Here’s how you can recycle them. You only need scissors and rope to make it into a plant container.

In the picture below, I’ve used 2 big egg trays, which contained 24 eggs. Cut them into halves and tied them together with jute rope.

Terrarium using bottles

I have noticed that after a year of making my terrarium, there is one particular plant that is surviving. That is the fern. With no sunlight at all, this plant is slowly growing. That gave me an idea that plants will survive but in a very slow pace considering the environment where it’s planted. 

I started planting different types of plants that I thought would survive, however, in this jar (below) everything died, and I just left it empty. Four months later, a tiny plant grew inside.

But how do you make a terrarium?

Here are things needed;

1. Empty jars or bottles

2. Rabbles

3. Net 

4. Pebbles

5. Loamy soil

5. 

HOW to make a puff chair from boxes

Clearing our storage room, I’ve found loads of boxes. In my previous blog, I showed you how boxes can be turned into organizers. Still you have plastics to dispose. So, here’s a combo of plastic and boxes-“PUFF” chair. Try it at your own homes.

What you need are:

  1. Obviously boxes. In this case I chose a nice square box I kept.
  2. Rolled and compacted plastics. I have a friend who kept the plastics in one container, keep these intact and give it later the garbage collector as they put it into something useful as well.
  3. Cut those undesirable boxes into pieces.
  4. Bigger jute rope, around 1/2-1 inch. Depending on how big is your box, that’s how long your rope would be.
  5. Packaging tape. To strengthen your puff chair, put a tape around the box.
  6. Glue gun and stick glue
  7. Scissors

Wildlife

This monkey is friendly. I’m quite amused on how he just climbed up the windshield of the car and snooze. So funny. 

As we still have the privilege to interact with these wildlife, let’s help protect them from extinction.

These monkeys can still be found in Khao Takiab, Hua Hin, Province of Prachuabkhirikhun. 

 

Turn used boxes into organizers

Every time we hit that button for order online, we receive the package in a box, thus we end up with piles of boxes. The question is, how can we turn them into something useful. Instead of buying plastic organizers, why not make your own customized design. Take out those empty boxes from your storage and you will be surprise how many ideas you could come up.

With this, you just need, jute rope, scissors, glue gun, some recycled paper or gift wrapping paper.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHOmBV4js_E