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Crop Rotation:Easy Way to Healthy Garden

What Is Crop Rotation and Why Do It?

Crop rotation, that is rotating the position of your crop “families” from year to year, is one of the simplest ways to control many insects, weeds, and diseases in the garden. Crop rotation does two things for the garden: Read the rest of this entry »

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Companion Planting Chart for Veggies

Certain vegetables when paired up for Companion Planting are excellent matches while a few do not work well together.

It has been known for centuries that some plants grow better when certain other plants are growing nearby. Science has gradually discovered the reasons why some combinations of plants are successful, but for other combinations Read the rest of this entry »

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Companion Planting

Companion planting is growing certain plants near one another so that they can be of mutual benefit or specifically for pest control.

One plant may assist another by repelling or attracting insects, providing shade, attracting pollinating bees, repelling pests such as deer or mice, occupying different root zones, or even by decomposing into nutrients needed and absorbed by the other plant. Plants can also be considered “companion plants” if they mature at different times when planted together.. Read the rest of this entry »

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