Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier... Good to know!
outdoor area at a Carmel, California
Heirloom Gardens Notice how the well-manicured, geometric garden beds fill the front yard of the German Schulz farm with vegetables, herbs, and flowers. This rural gardening style can be traced back over 1,000 years. (Photo courtesy Gerald H. Emmerich Jr. from the book "Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers.")
Clever design for an easy access & fragrant herb garden.
Root cellar storage/ what to do AFTER harvest... Great idea!