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Companion Planting. The following is a list of vegetable and herbs which grow well together and protect one another from insect attack.

Companion Planting

Many herbs are natural insect repellents that can keep your garden bug free and reduce or eliminate the need for potentially harmful pesticides. By using Companion Planting, many gardeners are discovering that they can discourage garden pests without harming helpful insects such as bees and ladybugs. Some herbs, through their odors or root secretions, will deter pests naturally. An added bonus is; these same herbs, planted as companions in your garden, will season the fruits and vegetables of your labor. Some herbs even improve the flavor or growth rate of their companion vegetables. BASIL: Plant with tomatoes to improve growth and flavor and to repel flies and mosquitoes.

BAY LEAF:A fresh leaf bay leaf in each storage container of beans or grains will deter weevils and moths. BEE BALM (Oswego): Plant with tomatoes to improve growth and flavor. Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space.

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27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space. Playful as kids are, accidents happen.

27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space

And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn. Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them. So here are a list of plants that have the highest medicinal value compared to the other million species around the world worth planting around the house.

Aloe Vera The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. Woundscutsburnseczemareducing inflammation Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of : ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)chronic constipationpoor appetitedigestive problems. Plant companions. Guide to Growing Vegetables. Some general considerations for growing vegetables: Sowing Tips When sowing seeds, a good general rule of thumb is to sow to a depth of approximately twice the thickness of the seed.

Guide to Growing Vegetables

Some smaller seeds require light to germinate and should not be sown too deep; otherwise they may never germinate or break through the surface of the soil. Conversely, large seeds planted too shallow may not develop properly. Keep seeds well-moistened while awaiting germination and check regularly. Select a light-weight, well-drained medium for sowing to ensure good seed to soil contact. Growing Tips Most vegetables will produce better results if sown and grown in a soil-medium that is well-drained, rich in organic matter (fertile), and fairly lightweight.

Most vegetables will prefer good quantities of natural, direct sunlight daily. Harvesting and Seed Saving Many vegetables will be harvested in the fall, especially if grown in lower hardiness zones. Biodynamic Association and Demeter in the UK: Getting started with biodynamic gardening. By Tom Petherick (This article originally appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of star and Furrow) As biodynamic gardening reaches new audience levels the question arises as to how it is possible to apply its principles and techniques on a home garden/small space basis, particularly if one is starting out for the first time.

Biodynamic Association and Demeter in the UK: Getting started with biodynamic gardening

Where does one start with biodynamics on such a scale? When I first began as a biodynamic novice, my neighbour Jeremy Weiss, (veteran of these pages, Waldorf-educated and a Demeter symbol holder to boot) told me that biodynamics was a lot to do with intent. Neonflames. Sprout a Couch.

Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel.

Sprout a Couch

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you… read more Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. DIY Succulent Pallet Table. Max with the new Succulent Table.

DIY Succulent Pallet Table

Can you believe that our latest DIY project was once just a couple of junky pallets and some scrappy table legs? Crazy…if I didn’t have photos, I wouldn’t believe it myself. Not too long ago, we whipped out a coffee table sized succulent table out of an old shipping crate. Now we scaled it up. The pallets. First bit of advice, deconstructing pallets are a big pain unless you have the right tools…and our hammer and wall scrapper wasn’t quite doing the trick. Couple good planks. Love the scares of time left on these chunks of pallet wood. Attaching the legs. After pulling apart two pallets, we used the 2 x 4 sized boards to make a rectangular frame to attached the appropriated table legs. Dry run for fittings. Like TV magic (and 2 days later), the table was more or less put together.

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