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Take back your yard with the Mosquito Trio. Plant these three varieties of live Mosquito Repelling Plants around your yard, patio, deck, pool, driveway, near the lake, or anywhere you don't want to be bothered by mosquito menace. The fresh and healthy live plants will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail. So order now, put away the bug spray, and enjoy the summer without those bad, bad, bugs!

The Mosquito Trio: lantana, lemon grass, citronella geranium. Try these three together in the front yard herb garden to minimize mosquito bites when working in the garden!

'Three Sisters' -  According to Iroquois legend, corn, beans, and squash are three inseparable sisters who only grow and thrive together. This tradition of inter-planting corn, beans and squash in the same mounds, widespread among Native American farming societies, is a sophisticated, sustainable system that provided long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet to generations.

'Three Sisters' - Corn, beans, and squash are three inseparable sisters who only grow and thrive together. A sophisticated, sustainable system that provided long-term soil fertility. Try using Sunflowers instead of corn?

10 healing weeds that may grow in your backyard.

10 Healing Weeds That May Grow In your Backyard

10 healing weeds that may grow in your backyard.

How to Make a Bean Teepee by mudproject.org Teepee Garden Bean_Teepee mudproject_org

Veggie Teepee - Interesting trellis for pole beans, zucchini, cucumbers, peas, etc. Cute playhouse for kids

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How to Build a Worm Tower - This visually illustrates the concept of building a worm farm in your raised garden bed, where you want your compost worms to go to work for you, feeding your vegetables with nutrients. This system allows you to recycle food sc

Worm Bedding for Nightcrawlers | Above ground hay-bail insulated worm beds keep worms protected from ...

How To Raise Earthworms for Easy Money

Worm Bedding for Nightcrawlers | Above ground hay-bail insulated worm beds keep worms protected from ...

Mullein is high in iron, magnesium, potassium, and sulfur. It is considered the herb of choice for respiratory problems and pulmonary diseases. Not only does it loosen mucus and expel it out of the body, but it also calms spasms, is a natural painkiller, and helps to reduce swelling in the glandular system.

Preparedness Herb - Mullein / good for winter sinus congestion. It loosens mucus and expels it from the body, and would be a useful herb to use along side golden rod for colds and flu.

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Edible Perennial Gardening – the book

My book “Edible Perennial Gardening, Growing Successful Polycultures in Small Spaces” is published by Permanent Publications and can be ordered here. It details the results of my extensive research…

Lemongrass: How to grow it and what to do with it! | Turning the Clock Back

Lemongrass: How to grow it and what to do with it!

Love the flavor of lemongrass? Learn how to grow lemongrass and have a constant supply from your own backyard. Enough for plenty of lemongrass recipes!

Finally, a permaculture article that doesn't read like a religion. These 9 permaculture principles are based on the concept of mimicking Nature. Suggestions and examples are given, so you can implement them in your own garden or farm. Just the science; no politics.

Permaculture Principles for Practical Gardeners and Farmers -

These 9 permaculture principles are based on the concept of mimicking Nature. Suggestions and examples are given, so you can implement them in your own garden or farm. Finally, a permaculture article that doesn't read like a religion.

This design is from cheapvegetablegardener.com, see here for details.  I have no idea if it will work well, but it was pretty fun to make!  I made some minor modifications to the original design, including a better support system (with a bamboo chopstick and venetian blinds cord!) and hot glue basically everywhere to keep the thing stable.  See the notes for more details.

DIY upside-down tomato planter, with milk jug, chopstick & water bottle! Isn't this a nifty idea ?

Planting Strawberries: An arch made of wire fencing can support a row cover for frost protection in the spring and bird netting later when the fruit comes along. Remove row covers when possible to encourage visits by bees that help with pollination.

Strawberry Bed Garden Under Hoop. An arch made of wire fencing can support a row cover for frost protection, then bird netting when fruit appears. Row covers must be removed for pollination.

It's time to think of summer planting. This odd shaped garden doesn't look like much right now but with a couple packets of sunflowers i...

How to Plant a Sunflower House by bringblessing: A perfect secret summer hide-a-way the kids can help plant and grow with just a couple of packets of sunflower seeds of different heights, a sunny spot and water! Add morning glories for a 'roof'

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