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Companion planting is a great way to deter pests. The Three Sisters are a great way to start: corn, squash and beans.

Companion planting is a great way to deter pests. The Three Sisters are a great way to start: corn, squash and beans.

Teach kids at a young age about Companion Planting | Companion Plants List

Winning Companion Plant Combinations

Do you know about companion plant combos? "Farmers have long-recognized that certain plant combinations (known as companion plantings) can: -Control pests -Attract pollinators -Encourage growth" and more!

Flossflowers or Ageratum emits a smell which mosquitos find particularly offensive. It secretes coumarin, which is widely used in commercial mosquito repellent.  Ageratum is a perenial plant which reaches heights of 8-18” & has blue flowers, although there are varieties with pink, white & violet blooms. This plant will thrive in full or part sun & doesn't require rich soil. Good in rock gardens.Leaves can be crushed to increase  odor, its not advisable to rub directly on the skin.

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants - Before reaching for the chemical sprays, try planting these easy-to-grow plants which have natural mosquito-repelling properties.

Some flower and vegetable plants work best when planted together.

Save your vegetables by planting the right bug-repelling plants beside them. Birds and Blooms Magazine shares what flower and vegetable plants work best together.

Five Awesome Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Garden | #gardening #pestcontrol #organic

Good Bugs – These are beneficial to your garden… don’t kill them please.

Tricks for growing healthy sunflowers. From One Acre Farm: how to plant and thin sunflower seeds; common problems, pests and diseases; how sunflowers are pollinated; how to choose varieties; and how to harvest sunflower seeds.

Guide to Growing Sunflowers -

Guide to Growing Sunflowers - Covers planting and thinning sunflower seeds; common problems, pests and diseases; how sunflowers are pollinated; how to choose varieties; and how to harvest sunflower seeds.

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Beneficial Garden Insects - Predators hunt, attack, and kill their prey. Encourage these natural enemies by avoiding pesticides that kill them; choosing plants that provide them pollen, nectar, and shelter; and keeping ants out of pest infested plants.

4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel............

Container gardening isn’t only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of.

An easy way to keep the critters from wrecking your veggie garden and seedlings

How to Make Squirrel Screens for Raised Garden Beds

DIY Multi-Purpose Garden Screens- must try if I wish to build that raised bed this year!

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