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orange marigolds draw pollinators such as bees, as well as other "good" insects (ladybugs and lacewings) that help control the "bad" ones (aphids and caterpillars). It's a better way to boost plant health than using chemical pesticides,

"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"

Nasturiums help protect your tomato and squash plants from pests...

How To Start a Ladybug Garden! The benefits of having ladybugs in your garden include being able to cut back on pesticides and ridding your flower beds of aphids and other insect pests.

from Melissa K. Norris

How Much to Plant for a Years Worth of Food

Learn how much you need to plant in order to have enough food to feed your family for a year.This planner is AWESOME!!!!!

from Apartment Therapy

How To Make a Ladybug Feeder & Attract Them to Your Garden

How to Make a Ladybug Feeder & Attract Them to Your Garden ~ they feed on aphids, mealybugs, leaf hoppers, scales and mites.

These beautiful flowers can actually help repel insect and soil pests, with an added bonus of creating a colorful focal point to your vegetable garden! Petunias, nasturtiums, chrysanthemums, geraniums, marigolds, and dahlias can all contribute to your vegetable garden health!

Vegetable Crop Rotation - see article for more helpful info - decrease disease and insect problems, improve soil composition, increase productivity - note that potatoes should be planted in beds that have NOT previously grown tomatoes, peppers, or eggplant.

from Dengarden

101 Gardening Secrets the Experts Never Tell You

Scroll down for all the gardening secrets (101!). For instance, If you want to harvest your vegetables in a hurry plant radishes, sweet peas, beans, squash, and cucumbers.

from Moms Need To Know ™

Companion Planting

Can’t we all just get along? Some plants simply don’t make good neighbors. Learn which plants shouldn’t be planted nearby with this helpful guide! #Gardening #Tips