When you close your eyes and imagine a garden, what do you see? We all have a slightly different picture of what we strive for in our minds. However, we do have a few things in common with this vision. You are picturing a garden full of what you love. No matter what size or […]
Did you know plants have best friends and enemies? Your garden beds might as well be a catty high school cafeteria and you don’t want the potatoes sitting down at the tomato’s table. Ok maybe it’s not quite that bad (maybe I just have too many teenagers running around my house!). But plants do have […]
Calendula is not only a pretty little flower; it’s also quite hardy and will resurface each spring. However, I don’t grow calendula just because it’s pretty; it has many different uses.
The concept of companion planting goes back centuries. In nature, diverse ecosystems of plants live together, supporting and benefiting each other. You hardly ever see an entire field of one plant in nature. Companion planting is the practice of planting certain non-crop plants next to your garden for a number of benefits: 1. Attract beneficial […]
Marigolds in the vegetable garden, offer us so much as gardeners and homesteaders. Do you know why? Let me share the top 6 reasons you should be planting marigolds in the vegetable garden…if you aren’t already. MARIGOLDS IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN – REASON 1, HELPING & ATTRACTING BEES As vegetable gardeners we know the importance […]
Companion Planting can be a confusing business. It takes a while to get your head around companion plant combinations that work and don’t work together. Some plants work better with others and some are a terrible combination and they both struggle. Here are some well known combinations that work and you should aim for, or […]