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Plants that repel Mosquitoes

Plants that repel Mosquitoes

Plants that repel Mosquitoes   If you are not aware, I live in the great city of Houston, Tx., and I love it. Well, not everything about it. Since Houston is down here on the Gulf Coast, we have to deal with mosquitoes in the summer months. You can’t be outside for more than 30 seconds before you start to get swarmed and attacked. Now you could douse yourself in mosquito repellent or light citronella candles. I prefer to use plants to help repel the critters.  Now while growing these plants will help, they will not solve all of the...

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Every garden needs a water feature

Every garden needs a water feature

    Everything on this planet needs water. To a gardener, it is the most vital aspect of gardening to consider. You could have the ultimate gardening space, with ample sunlight and a vasts amount of land, but without water, it is worthless. I have seen many available gardening plots in California with incredible views and was right next to a vineyard with fertile soil. The only issue is there was no water available. Water availability matters for plants but have you ever stopped to think about all of the beneficial insects and other animals that need just as much...

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3 easy ways to improve your soil

3 easy ways to improve your soil

The biology living within the soil is the most important thing when it comes to gardening.  Unfortunately, the soil is often overlooked.  Here are three easy ways to improve the health of your soil, thereby improving the quality of your overall garden.

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Maximizing gardening space with Interplanting

The idea of interplanting may be the best-kept secret of gardening. Are you already practicing this technique just unaware?  In my opinion interplanting is one of the two best ways of maximizing your garden space; vertical gardening, interplanting.  This growing technique combines many different concepts or principles of gardening: companion planting, intensive planting, and succession planting all in one.  Interplanting is planting the space between the rows of vegetables with a different crop, usually a companion plant, that will either before harvested before or after the main/neighboring crop.  See why I said you might already be practicing this technique?  You...

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Maximizing gardening space with Vertical Gardening

Training plants to grow vertically is another way to accomplish this goal. When I say, vertical gardening, I am not talking about building/ stacking raised beds or containers vertically.  I am referring to training a plant to grow against a vertical structure; Like a wall, trellis, fence, or any other vertical plane.  Have you ever grown watermelon or cucumbers?  Remember how the vines started small, cute, and harmless?  Halfway into the season were those vines still small and manageable, or had they began to grow EVERYWHERE?  When they grow everywhere, they end up covering some of our garden space, and...

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