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Companion Planting – Fighting Off Bad Pests in Your Vegetable Garden Naturally

Spring is in the air for Florida and planting a garden certainly comes to mind. Veggies, herbs and flowers are quite common choices but did you know that there are certain plants that should not be near each other? For instance if you are going to plant carrots then you would want to plant lettuce, chives, leeks, sage and peas next to it, but not strawberries, fennel or cabbage.

Plants that are companions fight off those pests that want to eat and destroy your plants and hard work. Putting plants together that attract beneficial insects and others that act as repellents to bad pests can help your garden bloom and give you the harvest your looking for.

Check out this Companion Planting Guide The Old Farmers Almanac before you buy your seeds or plants and reap the benefits of companion planting.

Happy Gardening!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Toss That Stale Bread! Many Ways To Put It To Good Use!

Who would have thought that you could put stale bread to so many good uses? The folks over at The Old Farmers Almanac sure did and they have quite an interesting list by author Margaret Boyles!

Did you know that stale bread dipped in milk was and still could be used as a poultice? This “renowned folk remedy” claims to help heal boils and pimples as well a remedy for splinters can be used with bread and cool milk.

How about cleaning up those small chards of glass you find even though you have cleaned up what you thought was all the broken glass? Yes, bread will help you with that.

Other uses on their list is for taking fingerprints of photos, cleaning out the coffee grinder, buttering corn on the cob and many more ideas!

Head on over the The Old Farmers Almanac article and see if you can put that stale bread to use with any of their suggestions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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