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Organic Gardening companions

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Companion Planting Guide Chart

How to Prevent & Get Rid of Aphids (+ Companion Planting Tips) -

A handy vegetable planting calendar and useful guide to growing vegetables for beginners, perfect for those new to vegetable gardening & allotment holders!

Beyond Prepping with DIY Facial Wipes

A handy vegetable planting calendar and useful guide to growing vegetables for beginners, perfect for those new to vegetable gardening & allotment holders!

Current farming practices leave bees without enough food year-round. Help give bees something on which to thrive and plant some of these.

How to create a bee-friendly garden

Current farming practices leave bees without enough food year-round. Help give bees something on which to thrive and plant some of these.

Upcycle Your Food Scraps

Upcycle Your Food Scraps

Growing vegetables from food waste is a great lesson for kids and also makes great science experiments Teach students how to regrow food and pick a food to regrow as a class. Could use a food from a students leftover lunch.

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. oregano chases them away from cucumbers.  Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter. Basil makes tomatoes even tastier.

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. oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter. Basil makes tomatoes even tastier.

Keyhole Gardening: a Drought-Tolerant, Compost-Style, Sustainable Concept  The key hole garden concept is quite simple. A circular planting bed (with a “keyhole” to allow access to the center) is constructed with bricks, stone, gabion-style walls, or even aluminum siding. In the center of the keyhole is a circular compost bin in which kitchen scraps and household “gray water” are poured.  Layers of soil inside the circular walls slope slightly outward to encourage pos...

Keyhole Gardening: a Drought-Tolerant, Compost-Style, Sustainable Concept The key hole garden concept is quite simple. A circular planting bed (with a “keyhole” to allow access to the center) is constructed with bricks, stone, gabion-style walls, or even aluminum siding. In the center of the keyhole is a circular compost bin in which kitchen scraps and household “gray water” are poured. Layers of soil inside the circular walls slope slightly outward to encourage pos...

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