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Companion Plants

Growing companion plants in and around your veggie garden is a great way to help keep your edible plants happy and healthy. Companion plants can help by: 1. Attracting beneficial insects.   Many flowering companion plants help attract beneficial insects. Some help pollinate plants, which often improves yields, while others are predatory, preying on a […]

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Growing Organic

Preparation is Key Plants grown in the right place, given enough space, and planted in healthy soil are far less likely to suffer from pests and diseases. Improving soil To many people soil is basically dirt. The static inert remains of worn away mountains. However this is somewhat off the mark. Soil is actually a […]

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Gardening for Bees and other Beneficial Insects

Though amidst the hype around bees, it’s easy to forget that there are heaps of other incredible beneficial insects around. Lacewings, praying mantis, ladybirds, and even certain species of wasps will feed on pest species, while many butterflies, hoverflies and solitary bees, and even some beetles will help pollinate your plants. Yet sadly, many beneficial […]

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Soil: A Matter of Life and Death

When our soils are healthy and full of life they make our lives as Gardeners easier as they help us to nurture healthy and disease-resistant plants. However, poorer depleted soils are less complex, less interesting and less productive. But while I find the vast complexities and brilliance of soil fascinating, even a basic understanding about […]

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