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Companion Planting

Companion Planting is a favorite gardening technique of mine. Not only do I enjoy the benefits of growing many different varieties of plants in a small space, but I REALLY enjoy utilizing the different properties that many herbs and flowering plants (such as pest control and pollinator attraction) bring to my gardens. Here is a list of suggested companion planting pairings for specific plants. Friends […]

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Compost, because a rind is a terrible thing to waste

So what’s the scoop on composting?  Glad you asked! Compost is a great way for home gardeners to add nutrients back into the soil.  It also keeps what you compost out of landfills where it won’t even properly degrade due to how landfills are constructed.  When organic waste decomposes in a landfill, it does so in an environment with no oxygen.  Thus, anaerobic bacteria do […]

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