10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests 10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! Background photo – Yummifruitbat (Wikipedia) lic. under CC 2.5 We’ve been doing some research into plants that repel pests and have compiled a list of 10 plants that can be planted together with other plants as a simple form of insect control. The idea of selecting plants for insect control is not a new one – and is part of the overall subject of companion planting. Companion planting has actually been in use since ancient times; for example the mosquito fern has been planted alongside rice in China for over 1000 years in order to assist with nitrogen fixing and the crowding out of other weeds.
Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops. Farmer Gary Wagner walks into his field where the summer leaves on the sugar beet plants are a rich emerald hue -- not necessarily a good color when it comes to sugar beets, either for the environment or the farmer. That hue tells Wagner that he's leaving money in the field in unused nitrogen fertilizer, which if left in the soil can act as a pollutant when washed into waterways, and in unproduced sugar, the ultimate product from his beets.
The Poinsettia Pages University of Illinois Extension — menu — Urban Programs Resource Network PlantBase Die deutsche Fassung von Plantbase finden Sie unter www.plantbase.de As the name implies PlantBase is a database which collects and provides information about plants. In this early status it's most useful for looking up english and german common names. Currently PlantBase is restricted to vascular plants, which means that there is no data on mosses and algae. Beside pictures, suppliers and synonyms also data about classification, usage, cultivation and morphology is covered.
Companion Plants Chart - Earl May My AccountGift Card BalanceStore DirectoryContact Us HomeShop OnlineAds/SpecialsTips & SolutionsServicesCareersAbout UsBulk Seed & Custom Packaging Companion Plants Chart Home » Tips & Solutions » Edible Gardening » Companion Plants Chart © 2014 Earl May Seed & Nursery. All rights reserved. Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe Attracting Wild Birds No need to buy the powdered Hummingbird Nectar mix from the store for this rewarding hobby. Instead, make your with this simple hummingbird nectar recipe. You only need water and white sugar – super simple and easy to make.
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Three Sisters Garden: Corn, Beans, Squash - A Native American tradition Early European settlers would certainly never have survived without the gift of the Three Sisters from the Native Americans, the story behind our Thanksgiving celebration. Celebrating the importance of these gifts, not only to the Pilgrims but also to civilizations around the globe that readily adopted these New World crops, adds meaning to modern garden practices Success with a Three Sisters garden involves careful attention to timing, seed spacing, and varieties.
5 Secrets To A ‘No-Work’ Garden It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Here are the strategies we used which enabled us to greatly increase our garden yield, while requiring less time and less work. 1.
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12 Species of Maple Trees Maple trees are classified in the genus Acer in the Maple family (Aceraceae). Many botanists now fold this family into the Sapindaceae (soapberry) family. Three traits that can help you identify a maple tree are leaves that are palmate and lobed (for most species), opposite branching, and winged seeds called samaras. Many maple species are drought tolerant. Maple trees are renowned for their autumn colors.