A guild is a grouping of plants that supports a central element—such as a fruit tree—for maximum harvest and use of space. Learn more about this permaculture technique for creating a low-maintenance system that also improves biodiversity.
Why waste time and money treating pests, when you can prevent pest problems in the first place? Set aside your organic products and follow this guide to prevent pests from becoming a problem in your garden.
Flowers in the vegetable garden can improve biodiversity and reduce the incidence of pests. There are plenty of flowers that can be planted throughout the vegetable garden, but here are my six favorite flowers chosen for their ability to support vegetable crops.
Cucumbers can be a tricky crop to grow for many gardeners. This guide will review the growing needs of cucumbers and some strategies for minimizing pest and disease so you can grow your best cucumbers.
Chives are a popular herb to grow in the culinary herb garden, vegetable garden, and orchard. Here are five reasons why you should consider growing this herb.
The black-and-yellow writing spider is a large and bold specimen, and quite shocking to encounter in the garden. What is their role in the garden? Are they venomous?
Cherry trees are a good choice for home fruit production, but pests can sometimes be a problem. Here’s how we planted our cherry trees using a permaculture guild – a combination of plants that works together to produce more healthy cherries.
Milkweed plants have flowers that attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. In fact it is the only host plant for monarch butterflies. This article discusses some fascinating facts about milkweed you probably didn’t know, and the plant’s unique relationship to many insects.