Monday, 09 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Orange Peels Turn Lifeless Land Into A Fertile Forest
Orange peel as a fertilizer

Orange Peels Turn Lifeless Land Into A Fertile Forest

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Don’t believe everything you read online.

I learned this the other day when I was browsing the internet. I came across an article about how 12,000 tonnes of orange peel turned a lifeless piece of land in Costa Rica into a fertile forest. The land, deforested and barren, returned to its native state.

I did a double take.

For so many years, I avoided using citrus peels in my garden because several websites and an e-book told me that it takes umpteen years for these peels to break down. I had also read that too much peel will kill earthworms. And now, this?

20 years on, the difference in biomass between the two areas is dramatic. Start using that citrus peel in your compost!
20 years on, the difference in biomass between the two areas is dramatic. Start using that citrus peel in your compost!

I’ve discarded a lot of citrus peels in my life only to now find out that I shouldn’t have. I mean, looking at the before and after photos of the land makes me wonder how healthy my plants would have been.

It was a success!

It was an experimental conservation project back in 1997. Princeton University researchers approached Del Oro, a juice company, to make a deal. They offered to allow Del Oro  to dump their discarded orange peels in a certain area – for free – in exchange for land which the company already owned. That land adjoined an existing conservation area.

When they reached an agreement, a thousand trucks dumped 12,000 tonnes of orange peel into the damaged and barren area.

However, a court battle arose when a rival juice company, TicoFruit, sued Del Oro for “defiling the park.” TicoFruit won and the court canceled the project.

15 years later, a Princeton University researcher and his team visited the site for evaluation.  Expecting some improvement, it ended up taking them multiple visits to finally locate the site – it had become totally unrecognizable because of lush vegetation.

Before during and after application of orange peel
Photo credit: Daniel Janzen & Winnie Hallwachs

The project succeeded beyond their wildest expectation!

Orange peels as compost

Is it safe to say that the orange peels made the soil fertile?

Based on the researchers’ findings, it did.

They compared the orange peel soil with the soil in a nearby area that wasn’t treated with orange peel. The orange peel soil turned out richer producing a wider variety of plant and tree species.

Nobody knows the exact mechanism as to how it happened but at least we know that orange peels are good for compost.

Orange you glad we now know the truth?

Aside from orange peels, did you know chickens can help you make great composts? Read all about it here.

If you have other composting ideas, feel free to share!

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