The Benefits of Companion Planting in Your Garden
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The Benefits of Companion Planting in Your Garden

The Benefits of Companion Planting in Your Garden Learn about companion planting, including the benefits of companion planting in your garden and a list of some favorite companion plants. Companion plants can be both beautiful and practical in your vegetable garden, so don’t delay and add these lovely plants as soon as you can. I’ve…

Reasons Why You Should Grow Buckwheat in Your Garden

Reasons Why You Should Grow Buckwheat in Your Garden

Learn why you should grow buckwheat in your garden. Buckwheat is an amazing living mulch (aka green mulch) option for your garden in the summer. There are so many benefits to adding buckwheat to your vegetable garden including: it attracts good insects, deters bad pests, helps with weed control, conditions the soil by adding nutrients,…

How to Prevent Weeds from Stealing Your Gardening Joy
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How to Prevent Weeds from Stealing Your Gardening Joy

Let’s talk about some natural and organic weed control tips so that you can stay sane in your garden. Learn how to prevent weeds from stealing your gardening joy.  First I’ll talk about actions you can take in your garden, and then I’ll talk about some time management strategies so you can find a way…

Homemade Seed Starting Soil Mix Recipe
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Homemade Seed Starting Soil Mix Recipe

Seed Starting Soil from the store (or online) can be really expensive, especially if you are starting a lot of plants from seed. Learn how to make your own homemade seed starting soil mix in order to save money and have confidence in good-quality ingredients. Why I Am Making Homemade Seed Starting Soil Mix When…

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Basil

Name: *Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Description: *annual *popular culinary herb *a good fly and mosquito repellent *my favorite thing to eat!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Parts Used: *Leaves, preferably fresh Position: *full sun *well-drained soil Propagation: *propagate by seed: do not plant seed directly into soil until the ground is warm. For an early start, plant in seed trays/flats…