Melissa Lorber
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Read through this herb primer and then decide what you want to grow.

It is no secret that herbs can add cool flavors to your food. You need to understand the basics about herbs to use the right ones in your foods. This cheat sheet by illustrated bites shows you how to deal with herbs when preparing your food:

Cherry trees are a good choice for home fruit production, but pests can sometimes be a problem. Here's how we planted our cherry trees using a permaculture guild - a combination of plants that works together to produce more healthy cherries.

Cherry trees are a good choice for home fruit production, but pests can sometimes be a problem. Here& how we planted our cherry trees using a permaculture guild - a combination of plants that works together to produce more healthy cherries.

Delphiniums

This is a guide to the top 10 easy perennial plants to grow from seed. Perhaps you are looking at packets of perennial flower seeds and are wondering which ones are the best and the easiest to grow. Hopefully something here will be of help.

Permaculture plant guilds combines three or more plants to mirror an ecosystem — producing food, building soil health, and providing food for pollinators.

Permaculture plant guilds combine three or more plants to mirror an ecosystem — producing food, building soil health, and providing food for pollinators. To learn more permaculture principles, check out out Tierra: Online course.

11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Mint: This herb is famous for its scent. Mint tea is useful in proper digestion, revival of appetite. Also pepper mint and spearmint is a useful herb. It is used for scented bath; peppermint helps in curing skin problems.

The yarrow plant is a flowering herb with many uses medicinally and in the permaculture garden. Here are 5 reasons why you will benefit from growing yarrow.

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Beneficial insects for the garden - "the good guys"

Meet the good guys: Beneficial insect poster featuring the natural enemies of garden pests. Insects are good!

Beneficial Garden Insects:

Beneficial Garden Insects - Predators hunt, attack, and kill their prey. Encourage these natural enemies by avoiding pesticides that kill them; choosing plants that provide them pollen, nectar, and shelter; and keeping ants out of pest infested plants.