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companion planting

A Simple Guide to Companion Planting

When it comes to organic gardening you may think you have few choices to rid your garden of bugs or make your plants grow faster, stronger and better tasting. However that is simply not true. Companion planting allows you to pair together different plants that can help to get rid of pests and make your […]

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Home made pesticides

Earth-Friendly Pesticide Resources

One of the things I pride myself on is limiting the chemicals I use in my garden.  Knowing how harmful many of the commercially available pesticides are I love the fact that often it’s just a matter of mixing up some common kitchen items – like garlic, baking soda, spices, peppers and vinegar or using […]

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Slug damage

Getting slimed? Slug it out naturally

By early summer, slugs are shredding hostas and tearing up toad lilies. Left alone, slugs and snails will flatten entire fields of corn and soybeans. In the home vegetable garden, lettuce, spinach and cabbage are at risk, too. Slugs are as gross as they are destructive. Eradication is tough but fortunately organic gardening includes multiple […]

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