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Plant mustard greens btw. cabbage, broccoli etc. to keepbeetles away

Mustard greens serve as a trap crop for flea beetles when interplanted with cole crops such as kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. The beetles are attracted to the mustard first, leaving the cole crops to grow undisturbed.

Tomatoes and cabbage.   Plant mint with tomatoes and cabbage to deter ants, fleas, aphids, cabbage moths, even rodents—and attract earthworms, which help condition soil. | Photo: Amateur Gardening/IPC Images | thisoldhouse.com

Best Plants for a Healthy, Organic Garden

Ten Vegetables You Can Grow Without Full Sun.  The rule of thumb is if it's not a botanical fruit (such as tomatoes, berries, etc.), then it tends to take part shade.

17 Tasty Vegetables You Can Grow in the Shade

Ten Vegetables You Can Grow in Shade: Salad Greens Broccoli Cauliflower Peas Beets Brussels Sprouts Radishes Swiss Chard Leafy Greens, such as collards, mustard greens, spinach, and kale Beans

Companion planting, from Mother Earth News - plants grow better with certain partners

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Companion Planting for a Healthy Garden - Organic Gardening

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Companion Planting for a Healthy Garden A guide to companion planting for healthier plants and bigger harvests from the garden. By Louise Riotte February/March 1992

Companion Planting -- Marigolds turn off beetles, hornworms and other pests.  Find out which plants to grow together to deter unwanted pests in the garden.

Companion Planting -- Marigolds turn off beetles, hornworms and other pests. Find out which plants to grow together to deter unwanted pests in the garden. ***I always put marigolds in my garden and we have very few problems with any kind of pests.

Homestead Revival: Why You Should Add Flowers To Your Vegetable Garden

Homestead Revival: Adding Flowers To The Vegetable Garden Flowers That Repel Garden Pests Flowers Attract Beneficial Insects Flowers Attract Pollinators

Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm..."

idagold mustard cover crop 2 Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm.

Gardener’s To-Do List for March | Rodale's Organic Life

Gardener’s March To-Do List

Planning and Planting for an Abundant Fall and Winter Harvest | Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Gardeners dreaming of frost-touched collards, sweet winter roots, crisp fall lettuce and huge heads of broccoli need to get busy planning and planting now.

Companion planting is the first step towards understanding plant communities and how designing you garden as a functioning community of plants, that benefit from each others’ company, is a natural.

Growing Beans, Corn, Squash Together

Three sisters: Plant corn, beans and squash together. Corn takes nitrogen, beans replace and grow up the corn stalks, squash is a natural "mulch" moisture barrier. Native American method I'm trying this this year!

Grow these cold weather leafy greens and keep your garden alive all winter. Cabbage, Kale, Spinach, Mache and Winter Lettuce - tips on how to grow these on the blog!

Extend Your Home Garden Harvest by Growing Cool-Weather Greens

Grow these cold weather leafy greens and keep your garden alive all winter. Cabbage, Kale, Spinach, Mache and Winter Lettuce - tips on how to grow these. Great idea for plastic bottle greenhouse idea.

Magic Tomato Plant Food ~~ Yield: will feed about 6 tomato plants  Time: 5 minutes  Recipe from Jerry Baker    3 C compost/mulch/dirt  1/2 C Epsom salt  1 T baking soda  1/2 C powdered milk    1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bucket.  2. Place a handful of the mixture into the hole you are digging for your tomato plant. If you have already planted you can sprinkle a handful of the mixture around the stem of the plant and then water. #growingtomatoesepsomsalt

Magic Tomato Plant Food ~~ Yield: will feed about 6 tomato plants Time: 5 minutes Recipe from Jerry Baker 3 C compost/mulch/dirt 1/2 C Epsom salt 1 T baking soda 1/2 C powdered milk 1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bucket. 2. Place a handful of the mixture into the hole you are digging for your tomato plant. If you have already planted you can sprinkle a handful of the mixture around the stem of the plant and then water. #growingtomatoesepsomsalt

Brew a pot of coffee and let it cool. Pour into spray bottle and spray on plants. It freaks out the bugs and gives your plants (if they are the type that need it) a tiny shot of nitrogen.

pests natural bug spray Brew a pot of coffee and let it cool. Pour into spray bottle and spray on plants. It freaks out the bugs and gives your plants (if they are the type that need it) a tiny shot of nitrogen.

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