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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) will repel the colorado potato beetle, flies, some mosquito varieties, ants, cucumber beetles, Japanese beetles, squash bugs and many other pests! They also attract beneficial bugs like lacewings, ladybugs and more! Plus they look great in fresh cut flower arrangements. Perfect for an organic garden. Just don't allow your pets (or kids!) to eat it in very large quantities as it has potential be toxic. Also, weed often enough to prevent unwanted extras... never…

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. cool!! - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins

from The Prairie Homestead

Herbs for Chicken Nesting Boxes

Herbs for chicken nesting boxes. Going to have to try this with my chicks! 🐥

Are you a coffee drinker? Don’t throw them grounds away! If your a gardener ~ You may have a need for them after all. 1.Repel ants, snails and slugs by sprinkling coffee grounds near the point of entry, or around the planter base. 2.Deter cats from your garden, by sprinkling around garden and planter base. 3.of course you can use them in compost! 4.and as a fertilizer for acid loving plants like tomatoes.

18 Most Important Rules of Compatibility of Plants and Vegetables in The Garden

18 Most Important Rules of Compatibility of Plants and Vegetables in The Garden

Marigold companion planting enhances the growth of basil, cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, kale, potatoes, squash and tomatoes. Marigold also makes a good companion plant to melons because it deters beetles.

from Get Busy Gardening

Time to deadhead the chives

Chives care and maintenance

from Countryside Network

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Bisquick-Battered Fruit Rings

Looking to sneak some fruit into the kids’ (or let’s be honest, the spouse’s) breakfast? It’s so easy! Just dunk fruit rings—try apples, pears or pineapple—in a Bisquick pancake coating, then cook like regular pancakes! Click through for the recipe and step-by-step photos.