Category Archives: Companion Planting

Green Living – Creating a Sanctuary for You and Yours

Chemicals Need Not Apply The other day I found myself in an interesting discussion with a student from my Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme class. She had just recently branched out from growing roses into growing her own vegetables and … Continue reading

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2012 Garden Planning – Part 5 of 9

Note: Every Friday from December 2nd to January 27th will address how to plan your 2012 garden. If you have missed a post, simply click on the list below… 12/1 – TEOTWAWKI? Or Fear Mongering? 12/2 – Where to Begin? … Continue reading

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The Great Peanut Harvest of 2011

After two light frosts, the peanut plants in one of my large 4×8 beds lay on the ground, dying, and I knew it was time… Time for the GREAT PEANUT HARVEST OF 2011! I’d like to take credit for digging … Continue reading

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Sound the Alarms, We’ve Been Invaded!

Recently I noticed that a couple of my potato plants weren’t looking so hot. Their leaves were curling slightly. Then Dave, who can spot a two inch turtle in the road when driving 35 mph, noticed that the tomato plants … Continue reading

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Garage Sales, Gardens, and Neighbors

The hailstorms that rolled through the area in early April brought with them an array of damaged roofs throughout the neighborhood, ours included. The insurance adjuster informed us we needed a completely new roof and also cut us a check … Continue reading

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Hey, Companion Planting Naysayers…Got Aphids?

    “Companion planting simply doesn’t work. There is no scientific studies to back it up.” Ever since I read that in the advice column of last month’s Kansas City Gardener magazine I have been wrestling with what to do. … Continue reading

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What Can I Plant With Potatoes?

I have a bad habit of leaving Facebook open…all the time. People IM me and wonder why I never respond. I just noticed a IM from my eldest’s best friend – the girl is like a daughter to me. She’s … Continue reading

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Plantin’, Plantin’, and MORE Plantin’!

It was a productive weekend ’round the old homestead. We’ve managed to plant plenty in the ground, just in time for the thunderstorm currently looming to the west of us. Dave took care of the rest of the rain barrels … Continue reading

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Attracting Beneficial Insects

Parasitic wasps, hoverflies, lacewings, ladybugs, and tachanid flies are all beneficial insects which help control other insect pests. “Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre” suggests including plants that attract these beneficial insects throughout your garden (especially in close proximity to … Continue reading

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Two weeks, and nearly 41 pounds of produce

In just two weeks of keeping track, I’ve weighed and logged in 40.75 pounds of asparagus, strawberries, and cherries. Amazing what a little bit of work in the garden can yield. It looks as though my dear husband will be … Continue reading

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