Peas Companion Plants – Permaculture

Best Companions Squash, Lettuce Carrots “Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever … Read more

Potato Companion Plants – Permaculture

Solanum tuberosum     Full Sun      Soil pH: 4.5 – 6.0 Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to … Read more

Leeks Companion Plants, Permaculture.

For the purpose of companion planting, leeks should generally be treated like onions. They have very few natural enemies, the leek moth being one of the few. They should be considered as a candidate for companion planting more for their protective qualities. Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one … Read more

Comfrey as Fertilizer: Benefits and How to Make It

Grow a Fertilizer Factory Comfrey is an ornamental plant, it has no edible applications although herbalists at one time recommended it for some medicinal applications, that is no longer the case. Taken internally it has been shown to cause liver problems. It can be used topically as a salve that is covered elsewhere. Benefits of … Read more

9 Beetles Found In The Garden: Identification & Pictures

Most varieties of Beetles feed on developing crops and are harmful in garden soils. Although there are a small handful that are beneficial, they are a rare exception. Identifying which beetles are attacking your garden is the first step in controlling them. Preventive measures can include permaculture tactics such as companion planting as well as … Read more

Gardening Resources. Vegetable and Edible Gardens

There are many – many types of berries, they come in a multitude of shapes, sizes, flavors and various cultivars can be grown anywhere from the arctic circle such as cloud berries, well into the tropics. From a botanical point of view many of the fruits we commonly eat and would never cognizantly equate with … Read more

Companion Planting for Vegetable and Fruit Gardens

Companion planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each others progress. One traditional practice was interplanting corn and pole beans. The cornstalk would serve as a trellis for the beans. The beans fixed Nitrogen for the corn. The squash serves as a living … Read more

Medlar Trees: Planting and Caring for Medlars

The medlar is one unsightly and visually unappealing fruit, but appearances can be deceiving. Never judge a book by its cover, etcetera, and so forth. To accentuate what I mean, the French call the medlar fruit the ‘dogs ass’ [cul de chien]. William Shakespeare referred to it as ‘open arse’ in one of his poems … Read more