Beneficial Mycorrhizae – Your Plants Best Friend

Innoculating your potting soil mix or hydroponic reservoir with beneficial mycorrhizae has many benefits. With the chelating enzymes the fungus release, the plants uptake more useable nutrients. With the funal hairs acting as a secondary root system, plants grow big faster. Overall, plants grow up healthier. When fungal hairs, called hyphae, were first discovered surrounding plant roots on a 460 million year old fossil, it was believed the fungus must be robbing the plants of their energy. Further research has since proved this to be false. In fact, these very fossils became the evidence that suggests a relationship existed between the plants and the fungus that benefits both. The evidence goes on to conclude that it was exactly this symbiotic …

Beginners Guide on Acrylic Painting – How to Set Out Your Equipment for Easy Acrylic Painting

OK you have all the things you need to begin acrylic painting, right? You have acrylic paints, brushes, painting surface, palette, and a container of water. Well, by taking a minute to set out your acrylic painting materials in an organized manner you will enjoy your painting session even more. Ideally when you begin acrylic painting you will have a work space that is level and in a good light. Artificial light can make the colors look different when compared to natural light. It is a good idea to get full spectrum light bulbs from an art store if you have to paint in artificial light. This is a worthwhile investment. Layout you palette, paints, brushes and water to the …

Beginners Guide By BOLC

Word Count: 327 Summary: With so many online casinos out there is can be much harder then you think to find the ‘right’ casino. Different players have different expectations of what they want from a casino, however there plenty of things that need to be considered. Online Casino Beginners Guide Keywords: online casino,casino online,online casino guide Article Body: Choose a Casino If the online casino is not powered by one of the software providers, move on immediately: Microgaming, Playtech, Cryptologic and, in limited instances, Real Time Gaming. If you can’t find licensing information on the website, it’s not even worth wasting your time. Download the Free software Visit the casino website and it should be easy to spot, Find the …

Beginner’s Acrylic Painting – Paper Painting Surfaces – What You Need to Know

Have you ever gone in to buy some paper for painting and been overwhelmed by the choice? You would think it would be a simple thing to buy a sheet of paper, wouldn’t you? Well, it can be if you know what the different choices mean and how it can affect your finished painting. Manufacturers have created a whole range of paper products for the artist. So many choices that unless you know what some of the terms mean it can be very confusing. When you want your painting to last for a long time always go for acid-free. This is the type of paper used in archives. The next thing is the surface texture of the paper, whether you …

How To Assess The Value Of Your Sports Trading Cards

Word Count: 518 Summary: Looking for ways to determine the value of your sports trading cards? Check out this article for the 3 methods to do so. Keywords: Trading Cards for Sale, Buying Pokemon Trading Cards Singles, Webkinz Trading Cards Series 2 or 1, World Of Warcraft Trading Game Cards Article Body: Chances are, if you’ve been collecting sport trading cards for some time, one of the mind boggling questions that probably bugging you is this : how do you determine the value of your card collection? In other words, how much can you fetch for the stacks of baseball, football or wrestling trading cards lying in your cabinet? Although most sports card collectors are usually fans of the game …

How-To: Build a Video Projector

Mix big screen home theater dreams with a skimpy budget and you have the makings of a fantastic do-it-yourself project. Just think of how impressed all your friends will be watching blockbuster movies on a video projector you made with your own 2 hands. It was just these motivations that landed me in front of my web browser digging for information for this project. There are a lot of cheesy websites that promise the moon and sell you a plastic magnifying lense and the instructions to stick a television into a box and put this lens on the front. You will get an image, but it will look like you made it yourself. – dark, and blurry. Is there any …

How The Hobby Of Collecting Coins Began

Word Count: 609 Summary: A Brief History of Coins and Coin Collecting Very few things tell more about a country in fewer words than the coins it produces. Coins hold a wealth of information on their small faces, from the year of their birth to the language spoken at the time, from the metals a country holds valuable to the cultural influences and historical figures that its people hold valuable. Coins can also be strikingly beautiful in their own right, with the top designers of a nation striving… Keywords: coin collecting Article Body: A Brief History of Coins and Coin Collecting Very few things tell more about a country in fewer words than the coins it produces. Coins hold a …

How Model Railroading Clubs Can Help With Your New Hobby

Word Count: 316 Summary: Most hobbies have associated clubs where you can meet other people interested in the same things, and learn more about the hobby. Model railroading is no different. There are hundreds of clubs around the world where model train enthusiasts meet to discuss the hobby and learn from one another. Many of the clubs specialize in various things, as well. Some focus on certain scales while others focus on prototyping real life railroads with their layouts. Regardless of their foc… Keywords: model trains, model railroading, model railway, model railroad layout, model railroad design Article Body: Most hobbies have associated clubs where you can meet other people interested in the same things, and learn more about the hobby. …

How Many Feet Do You Have?

How many feet do you have? Or I should say, how many feet does your sewing machine have? Once upon a time there was a sewing machine with one foot, one foot for sewing a straight stitch. Now there are sewing machines with many feet and they all do a different job for you. They certainly make life at the sewing machine more enjoyable and easier. Some of these feet come with your machine and your manual will have the information for you on what application they are used for. By taking the time to try these attachments for your sewing machine, you will find a whole new creative side to yourself, and you thought your machine was for sewing. …

How Do You Do That: Blow Smoke Rings With Cigars

Word Count: 234 Summary: This article will show you the basics of how to blow smoke ring with cigars. Keywords: cigars, cuban cigars, habanos Article Body: You’ve seen celebrities do it countless movies, magazines and on television, learning how to blow smoke rings with your cigar like a pro isn’t rocket science, but you would love to learn it and show it to your friends at your next home poker games wouldn’t you? Stogie aficionados often speak of the ceremony-like deliberateness of smoking a good cigar. Blowing smoke rings is the mark of a smoker who enjoys the smooth and relaxing effects of smoking. But how do you blow a good smoke ring? Some argue that it cannot be taught—that …

How Do They Make Them Hollow?

The mining, ranching, and farming town of Franklin, in the Gila (pronounced Hee-Luh) Valley of eastern Arizona, is just six miles from where Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was raised. Everyone in town knew her father, Charlie Day. Charlie had a cattle ranch, the Lazy B, south of town, toward Lordsburg, New Mexico. This story was related to me by my older cousin. Charlie Day was on his way to Lordsburg, New Mexico. As he drove along the vast nothingness of eastern Arizona, he came across a family of urchins surrounding a man butchering a cow. Curious, Charlie stopped and inquired what the man was doing. The man replied that he was broke, homeless, jobless, his family was starving, …

How do I sell my Coin Collection?

Word Count: 1314 Summary: Do you have a coin collection and you need to sell it? Here are some great tips to help you in the process. Keywords: selling coins, sell coin collection Article Body: So, you feel it is time to sell your coin long-time collection, or you have inherited a collection and you know nothing about coins and you want to sell them. As with the sale of anything, you want to make sure you get a fair price. Sounds simple enough, right? In the area of numismatics, when it comes time to sell, offers for your collection can vary greatly. The following tips will help guide you to getting a fair and reasonable offer. I will talk …

How Do I Choose The Mega Pixels I Need?

Word Count: 304 Summary: One of the confusing things in choosing a digital camera is deciding how many mega-pixels you should look for. Keywords: digital cameras, digital photos, digital photographs Article Body: One of the confusing things in choosing a digital camera is deciding how many mega-pixels you should look for. The answer depends on what you plan on doing with the finished pictures. First, you need to understand what a pixel is. In terms of digital prints, a pixel simply means a dot of color that makes up the image. A mega-pixel is equal to one million pixels. The more mega-pixels a camera has, the greater the amount of information it records. The easiest way to decide what to …

How Different Courses Can Help You Become a Good Golf Player

Golf is an fulfilling and absorbing sport but, even so, there is a risk that you may become stale or bored if you do not change the place where you play. This makes golf different from other games, but the reason for this is the very nature of golf. To become a really good golf player, one needs to play according to the unique nature of every course, which in turn means that more than one course is ideal for the maximum development of your game. Therefore, changing courses requires more than one golf course. While you are still a beginner, or are short of money, your choices are usually limited to golf courses near the place you live, work, …

How Did the End Come for the Cylinder Disc Driven Music Box?

The music box has a long and interesting history. Long before collectors sought the dresser top music jewelry boxes, inlaid music boxes, and pop up ballerina music boxes that are the popular today, the cylinder or disc driven music box was the entertainment in many homes in the 1800?s. These vintage music boxes, ranging in size, style, and value are still sought today by many collectors of automatic musical instruments. David Le Coultre first created the cylinder music box in Switzerland. around 1870, while Mermod Fre’res was the largest manufacturer of the cylinder musical instruments in St Crox. Years later the highly collectible disc driven music boxes were also made in France, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and other countries. While there …

How Can You Tell Fake Cigars From The Real Cuban Cigars

Word Count: 663 Summary: This article will give you valuable tips on how to tell the difference between fake cigars from real cuban cigars. Keywords: cigars, cuban cigars, habanos Article Body: Everyone knows that Cuban cigars are the most coveted cigars, renown worldwide for their smoothness and rich flavors. How do you tell if what you have is a fake or the real thing? First, make certain that you purchase your cigars from a legitimate dealer. Buying from your local tobacconist or a reputable mail order business can protect you from forking your money over for a box of fake cigars. Indeed, Cuban cigars are so prized that many illegitimate dealers have been known to sell fake Cubans to unsuspecting …