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.
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.
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.
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. 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
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.