At our house, we've raised sweaty grimy greasy stains to a creative art form! This reality, plus a modest spending budget, meant that I had to discover a method to eliminate stains and maintain the usefulness of apparel. This is a formulation that I have used with whites, denim jeans and colorful clothing. Although it hasn't been used as much on delicate fabric, I would not think twice to give it a try if I had a outfit which was not being used due to an unsightly stain. On the occasion that a mark is very firmly set that it won't be removed, I sometimes dye it a darker color or send it to the scrap bin.
My family has raised sweaty Ripstop Fabric PVC (Five) grimy greasy stains to a creative art form! This fact, along with a limited spending budget, meant that I had to find a way to get rid of stains and preserve the usefulness of apparel. Ive used this recipe on jeans, colorful clothing and whites. I haven't applied it on many delicate fabrics, but if the garment was useless because of an unattractive stain, I'd personally try it out. Occasionally, I will run across a stain so firmly embedded within the fabric that it remains. In this instance, the garment either gets dyed darker or tossed into the scrap bin.
Carefully pour the HOT water into your blended ingredients while stirring the mixture. Make sure you stir well or the powder will clump into hard lumps. If this happens, you will be able to smash the clumps up against the side of the bucket with a wooden spoon. Place the stained fabric into a five gallon bucket. If I've got a lot of items, I sometimes use 2 buckets, one for whites and another for colors. Pour the liquid over the fabric within the bucket. If you use 2 containers, divide the formula among them equally. Add more hot water so the fabrics are submerged. Put the lid on the pail and let it sit until morning.
The following morning, pour the contents of the bucket into your washing machine (or wash tub) and send them through the rinse and spin cycle. Then, wash the clothes as you would regularly. This works well for socks, dingy undershirts and linens. In case you shop garage and yard sales, this is a formula worth trying in order that fabrics might be restored.
What is Hydroponic gardening? Hydroponic horticulture is the cultivation of plants (flowers, vegetables, herbs or marijuana) in a nutrient based water system instead of soil. Everyone is familiar with soil gardening as that has been the fabric of United States history since the beginning of time. Tilling the soil, planting seeds, watering, pulling weeds and harvesting the crop at the end of the growing season.
Here are many differences between hydroponic horticulture and soil gardening:
1) Control over your crop by simply adding nutrients in the proper amounts to the water. The system put into place will circulate and recirculate the water, in turn using much less water than a soil garden, while continually feeding your crop as well as nourishing it with the proper amounts of plant food and vitamins. This is equivalent to fertilizer in a soil garden, however, the amount of extra attention that growing plants in soil requires is substantial. The proper amount of watering and care as well as fertilizer, pulling weeds and watching for the pests and insects that might take over your garden in the outdoors could be all consuming.
2) Premixed store bought nutrients assure that your plants are obtaining the right amount of nutrients from the water to grow properly. The premixed hydroponic nutrients contain the necessary elements that your plants need to grow healthy and strong. Rarely will your plants become deficient in nutrients and start to get yellow leaves, but if this were to occur, all that would be necessary is to dump the water and start with fresh water and nutrients. The nutrients in fertilizer for a soil garden is much more difficult to diagnose. Many times directing you to a reference or resource book or possibly visiting a greenhouse or nursery to look for assistance on how to treat and nurse your plants back to health.
3) The speed at which your plants grow and be up to 10 times faster in the hydroponic grow system as opposed to a soil garden. The hydroponic grow system helps your plants grow with a small root system, but holds the same amount of nutrients as soil plants. The root system is smaller, but the plant is larger. Your plants will not be wasting energy looking for the nutrients needed to flourish in a hydroponic "water bath." Whereas, the plants that are growing in soil are constantly striving for a nutrient source and their roots are growing deeper and wider, while the growth of the plant above the ground is stunted and much smaller than the hydroponic plants.
4) Hydroponic gardening is easy, no matter what type of climate you live in; people living in very dry climates or very cold climates have the capability of growing their plants indoors. This allows you to regulate the temperature for your plants at the optimum temperature to stimulate quick and healthy growth. Timing your crop from beginning to end outdoors can be a huge challenge. Mother Nature is not always as welcoming and friendly as we hope. Battling the elements of Nature, such as; wind, rain, snow, tornadoes, hurricanes and fire are such unforeseen catastrophes, that gardening outside can have a devastating outcome.
5) Hydroponics is a much cleaner and healthier method of gardening compared to soil. Soil gardens are prone to pests, insects and weeds, whereas, hydroponic gardening eliminates the issues with pests, insects and weeds.