Companion Planting

Companion Planting

By using companion planting, many gardeners find that they can discourage harmful pests without losing the beneficial allies. There are many varieties of herbs, flowers, etc. that can be used for companion plants. Be open to experimenting and find what works for you. Some possibilities would be using certain plants as a border, backdrop or interplanting in your flower or vegetable beds where you have specific needs. Use plants that are native to your area so the insects you want to attract already know what to look for! Plants with open cup shaped flowers are the most popular with beneficial insects. Companion planting can combine beauty and purpose to give you an enjoyable, healthy environment. Have fun, let your imagination soar. There are many ways you can find to incorporate these useful plants in your garden, orchard, flower beds etc.

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How to cut an herb garden

How to cut an herb garden

Your herbs are looking plump and fantastic! It's now 'thyme' to harvest! Cut your herbs the right way to get the best possible product. Use herbs for cooking, home remedies or garnishes. Growing herbs isn't difficult, and cutting your garden is just as easy. Regular cutting is beneficial and keeps your herbs growing full and healthy.

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