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If you're looking for a more profitable way to recycle your empty plastic water bottles, forget about taking them to the kerb every week. As long as your home gets a few drops of sunshine every day, you can turn them into tiny productive gardens with these Petomato bottle caps.

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If you live in an apartment in a big city, and you've managed to find a little room on your tiny balcony for a modest garden, you probably don't have much space left for the tools needed to toil over your cramped crops. So inventor Marc R. came up with this rather clever soft-sided watering can called the Squish that's thin and easy to store when it's empty.

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Cultivating an indoor garden is surprisingly easy these days, even if your studio apartment is only slightly bigger than a shoe box. And with a bit of resourcefulness and some minor MacGyvering, you can grow fresh produce year-round without sacrificing precious closet-space.

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You might think the cheap plastic rake you grabbed at the hardware store is more than adequate given you really only use it for about one month out of the year. But that's only because you haven't been introduced to Quirky's wonderful new Rake 'n' Tamp, which not only wrangles leaves, it also tamps them down so you can squeeze as much as possible into every bag.

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Look, you're already stuffing your entire life into a 10sqm box, you might as well maximise your balcony's utility as well. With some minor augmentations, you can turn even the tiniest outdoor space into a personal Babylonian Garden.

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Whether your lawn is the emerald crown jewel of the neighbourhood or has more brown spots than a cheetah, now is the time to give your yard a spring cleaning. If you're just trying to get rid of the dead spots or starting over from scratch, here's what you'll need to do to ensure your yard stays lush — or at least alive — for another year.

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Neolithic farmers may have been new to the whole "raising crops" game but they quickly figured out how to increase their agricultural efficiency: literal bullcrap. And we've gotten hellaciously good in the intervening thousands of years at the art of compost. Here's how you can get in on the goods.

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Everyone knows it's important to water the garden, but what about watering the furniture? Normally, that might just be proof of insanity, but if you plant a few of these of these customisable chairs, it's just the first step to growing a nice crop of outdoor stools.