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
Natural weed killer: 2c white vinegar + 1T dish soap + 1T. salt. Blend and pour into a spray bottle. Will kill anything! (Easily gets rid of all those weeds growing in the cracks and seams of the driveway.)
: You can knock a small opening in the side of a clay pot, or even stack a few bricks to make a small shelter. Toads will be attracted to the shelter, use it during the day and claim it as their territory coming back year after year. Each night one toad can eat up to 100 slugs, grubs, grasshoppers, tomato beetles, cutworms...anything you don't want eating your garden. The tadpoles also eat mosquito larvae!
Tomato plants flourish in straw bales, and no weeds or weeding! Check out the straw-bale gardening movement that has become one of this summers hottest gardening trends. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design)
Three Sisters Garden - an ancient method of gardening using an intercropping system which grows corn, beans, and squash crops simultaneously in the same growing area #food #edible #vegetable #gardening
Plants That Are Good to Plant Near Tomato Plants to Prevent Insects
Tomatoes continue to hold a favorite spot in the annual vegetable garden. Unfortunately, they attract a variety of insects as well as vegetable lovers. An easy and organic way to repel insects from tomato plants is the companion planting method. Companion planting involves selecting a specific mix of flowers and herbs to keep insects away from...