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    Post  Carol Fri May 13, 2022 10:31 am WONDERFUL - BEAUTIFUL BACKGROUND

    Tender And Very Juicy Chicken With Vegetables Cooked In A Glass Jar

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    What is life?
    It is the flash of a firefly in the night, the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

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    Post  mudra Sun Jun 12, 2022 4:31 am

    In Spanish with french subtitles

    Its all visual and be understood by anyone actually

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    Post  mudra Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:12 am

    Planting your veggies next to their “friends” can improve yield, nutrient content and flavor, while warding off pests

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    Tomatoes hate potatoes and cabbage, but they love basil and carrots.

    That’s because potatoes and tomatoes are both nightshades and both susceptible to blight, which can build up in the soil and get worse each year. Cabbage and its relatives (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, cauliflower, kale) can stunt tomatoes’ growth, as they compete for the same nutrients.

    Carrots help loosen the soil for tomato roots (although the carrots may not grow as big). Basil and tomato are not only companions in the kitchen, but best friends in the garden too, as basil repels tomato’s mortal enemy – hornworms.

    It may sound silly to think of veggies as having “friends” and “foes,” but the idea is backed by centuries of folklore and decades of scientific research.

    The basic concept of “companion planting” is that planting two or more plants close to each other can benefit one or more of those plants.

    As long as we’re on the topic of tomatoes (my personal favorite) borage is another great barrier against tomato hornworms, fixes nitrogen, attracts pollinatores, and is said to improve tomato growth and flavor as well. Garlic helps prevent blight and spider mites. The flowers of carrots (and its relatives parsnips, parsley, cilantro and dill) attract praying mantises, ladybugs, and spiders, who feast on bugs that eat tomatoes.



    Plant Near: Calendula, Petunias, Tomatoes
    Comments: Calendula, tomatoes, and petunias are thought to deter asparagus beetles.


    Plant near: most garden crops, especially peppers, purslane and tomatoes
    Keep away from: rue
    Comments: Purslane shades the soil around basil. Basil improves the growth and flavor of tomatoes, peppers and lettuce, while repelling mosquitoes.


    Plant near: corn, cabbage, carrots, catnip, cauliflower, cucumbers, marigolds, potatoes, radishes, squash, strawberries, sunflowers
    Keep away from: beets, fennel, garlic, leeks, onions, shallots
    Comments: Potatoes and marigolds repel Mexican bean beetles, catnip repels flea beetles, and nasturtiums repel aphids. Sunflowers and corn provide structural support for beans to climb.

    Check out these delicious “provider beans” at Mama Bean Seeds. Or if you want something really unique, try some jade beans or amethyst beans. These giant “Mammoth sunflowers” would be a great support for them to grow on!


    Plant near: broccoli, brussels sprouts, bush beans, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, garlic, onions
    Keep away from: field mustard, pole beans
    Comments: Onions protect against borers and cutworms. Beets adds minerals to the soil, as their leaves are composed of 25% magnesium.

    Try these heirloom “Detroit dark red beets.”


    Plant near:  squash, strawberries, tomatoes
    Comments: Repels tomato worms. Improves flavor and growth of companions. Fixes nitrogen. Attracts pollinators.

    Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts

    Plant near: beets, buckwheat, calendula, carrots, chamomile, dill,  marigolds, mints, nasturtiums, onions, rosemary, sage, thyme
    Keep away from: strawberries
    Comments: Marigolds repel cabbage moths. Nasturtiums repel aphids.

    Cabbage and Cauliflower

    Plant near: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, celery, garlic, nasturtium, sage, spinach, tomatoes
    Keep away from: strawberries
    Comments: Tomatoes and celery repel cabbage worms.


    Plant near: Cabbage, chives, early potatoes, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes, rosemary, sage
    Keep away from: While tomatoes benefit from nearby carrots, carrots can suffer from nearby tomatoes… so plant some near and some far.
    Comments: Onions, leeks, rosemary and sage repel carrot flies. Chives improve the growth and flavor of carrots and deter aphids, mites, and flies.


    Plant near: Beans, cucumbers, early potatoes, melons, peas, pumpkins, spinach, squash, sunflowers
    Comments: Beans provide more nitrogen corn as they climb the corn. Even faster growing, taller sunflowers can provide structure and windbreak for the corn. Spinach and squash grow well in the shade of corn, while keeping corn roots cool.

    Help preserve Native American heritage by planting this rainbow Glass Gem corn!


    Plant near: Beans, borage, cabbage, corn, early potatoes, nasturtiums, radishes, sunflowers.
    Keep away from: late potatoes, which are more susceptible to blight when planted near cucumbers
    Comments: Cucumbers like to climb up corn and sunflowers Radishes deter cucumber beetles, while borage and nasturtiums deter other bests.


    Plant near: Aromatic herbs, buckwheat, cabbage family, marigolds, nasturtiums
    Keep away from: pole beans, strawberries


    Plant near: Beets, carrots, chives, onions, garlic, parsnips, radishes, strawberries
    Keep away from: cabbage family
    Comments: Chives, onions, garlic and zinnia deter lettuce pests.


    Plant near: beets, cabbage family, carrots, chamomile, lettuce, marigolds, parsnips
    Keep away from: beans, peas
    Comments: Onions deter most pests, especially maggots. Marigolds protect against onion maggots.


    Plant near: Beans, carrots, corn, cucumbers, early potatoes, radishes, turnips
    Keep away from: Garlic, leeks, onions, shallots, which stunt pea growth
    Comments: Mint improves peas’ health and flavor. Alyssum brings in pollinators and encourages green lacewings, which eat aphids.


    Plant near: basil, carrots, eggplant, onions, oregano parsley, tomatoes
    Keep away from: fennel
    Comments: Basil, oregano and marjoram protect peppers from pests


    Plant near: Beans, basil, cabbage family, corn, eggplant, flax, hemp, horseradish, marigolds, peas, squash
    Keep away from: Apples, birch, cherries, cucumbers, pumpkins, raspberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, walnuts
    Comments: Beans make bigger potatoes. Basil deters potato beetles. Hemp deters a potato pest called phytophthora infestans. Calendula, tansy, and horseradish ward off off Colorado potato beetles. Marigolds deter nematodes.


    Plant near: borage, bush beans, lettuce, spinach
    Keep away from: cabbage family


    Plant near: asparagus, basil, cabbage family, carrots, mustard, parsley, onions, rosemary, sage, stinging nettles
    Keep away from: fennel, potatoes, walnuts
    Comments: Asparagus repels nematodes, while borage repels hornworms, and basil repels whiteflies, mosquitoes, spider mites and aphids. Basil also attracts bees, which improves pollination, tomato health, and flavor.


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    Post  mudra Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:54 am

    How I grew potatoes and tomatoes on the same plant

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