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Why Your Survival Garden Needs Comfrey

Why Your Survival Garden Needs Comfrey

If you are gardening for the sake of survival, you should definitely consider growing medicinal herbs as well as healthy vegetables for your long-term survival plan. There are so many amazing herbs out there that are easy to grow and full of benefits, but probably one of the most impressive is comfrey.  Comfrey has long been popular among organic gardeners for it’s benefits to plants and the soil. Comfrey is nitrogen fixing in the soil, which means that wherever it grows, the soil quality actually improves. It’s a popular choice for a border plant, as it can naturally repel plants as […]

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A Simple Guide to Companion Planting

A Simple Guide to Companion Planting

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just getting started, you can benefit from the wisdom of companion planting. It is a common concept in organic gardening that involves planting certain herbs or vegetables with others, their “companions”, because they’ve been known to help each other out as they grow. What makes plants good companions is based on a few different factors. In some cases, it  might be based on differing needs for nutrients, meaning they’ll grow well together because they won’t be competing for the same nutrients. So, for example, you wouldn’t want to plant two heavy phosphorous feeders next to each […]

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Why Are My Leaves Turning Yellow? (Infographic)

Why Are My Leaves Turning Yellow? (Infographic)

Yellowed leaves can be a distressing garden issue, especially if you don’t know how to identify and remedy the cause. I used to think yellowed leaves were simply caused by malnutrition, but it turns out there are a few different possibilities for what could be behind this problem. This beautifully illustrated infographic is more than just good-looking, it’s also quite handy for troubleshooting yellowing leaves. Keep this around for future reference! Hope it is helpful. If you enjoyed this, you might also like…. Is Your Home Secure? Natural Healing Solutions… Why Everyone is Switching to the Primal Diet… Please follow […]

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Flowers for Food

When building and planting a vegetable garden, especially when space is a major factor, it can be tempting to use every available square inch for edible plants to increase food production.  It seems logical enough, and to some extent it is, space should not be wasted.  But is it a waste to plant ornamental flowers in your vegetable garden?  You might think so, but here are a few reasons why to reconsider. Pollinators All fruiting plants require pollinators like bees to produce their fruit.  You might think that their flowers alone can do the job of attracting bees, but if […]

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