Permaculture and Pollinators

Finding the best ways to garden within Nature's design
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Use row covers instead of pesticides to protect plants from pests

Using floating row cover and tulle netting in the organic vegetable garden, text and photos by Barbara Pleasant

Raspberries are top crops for diversified edible landscapes

The Right Way to Pinch and Prune Raspberries

The Right Way to Pinch and Prune Raspberries, great article on timing your pinching and pruning of raspberries to get your best harvest ever!

Using Grass clippings as Vegetable Garden Mulch

Using Grass Clippings as Vegetable Garden Mulch

Using Grass clippings as Vegetable Garden Mulch, read all about it here…. it's more trustworthy than hay or manure.

Great plants for pollinators

The Benefits of Growing Catnip (Catmint)

Bees are essential pollinators in the garden and with a little thought there is much that gardeners can do to help our buzzing friends find a home.

Design an edible garden that is beautiful, tasty and productive.

Elegant Edible Garden Design - Gardening

Get garden design inspiration with these expert tips from Barbara Pleasant and lovely images from botanical gardens.data-pin-do=

Beautiful blue borage, beloved by gardeners and bees.

The Benefits of Growing Borage

There is much talk of growing borage as a companion plant for tomatoes, cabbage, strawberries and squash, associated with a .

Grow apples without pesticides!

Protecting Apples from Codling Moths using Bags

Protecting Apples from Codling Moths using Bags, an interesting article for discussion, thinning and protecting individual apples is this the way forward?

Nature's Wisdom: What Your Garden Knows

Nature's Wisdom: What Your Garden Knows

In-depth article discussing dealing with cabbage white butterflies. How to check for caterpillars, cabbage worms and what you can do to protect your plants.

Poppies are great favorites of winter-weary honeybees.

Growing Poppies for Seeds and Bees

On a June morning in my garden, you can hear the honeybees working the newly opened poppies from several paces away.

Balancing good and bad insects with flowers is fun and rewarding

Balancing Good and Bad Insects Using Flowers

Well-fed beneficial insects that inhabit flower-filled gardens work harder, live longer and have more offspring compared to those under stress. This is where the concept of balancing comes into play.

Ready to go bold and grow stinging nettles?

Growing and using stinging nettles (Urticia dioica)

Best locations for composting in your organic garden

Best Compost Locations

In depth guide to making your own compost for growing fruit and vegetables. Where to place your compost bin or pile and what you can do to create the best compost.

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