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This is a list of companion plant relationships. Many more are in the list of beneficial weeds . The purpose of this list is to provide plants that assist in the growth of others, be it attracting beneficial insects , naturally regulating pests , repelling harmful insects , providing nutrients, part of a biological pest control program, and in some cases simply a shaded microclimate or climbing support. [ edit ] Vegetables [ edit ] Herbs
Back when I started my first garden, a certain celebrity gardener and his books of gardening concoctions were all the rage. You could tell when it was fundraising time on our local PBS station because they'd have him live in the studio, telling us that all we had to do was use items such as baby shampoo, instant tea, and whiskey, and we'd be able to grow our best garden ever. Those claims seemed pretty far-fetched to me back then, and now that I know a little more, I know that several of those concoctions were either just plain bad ideas or that one item in his recipe was the one that was actually doing the work while the rest were either unnecessary or possibly harmful to plants, insects and other soil-dwelling organisms. So please know that my b.s. radar is at high alert when I see anything about homemade gardening sprays and the like. With that in mind, here are 15 homemade, organic solutions for garden problems.
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