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A Complete list of companion plants for vegetable gardening. Common name Scientific name Helps Helped by Attracts Alliums Allium Fruit trees, nightshades (tomatoes, capsicum peppers, potatoes), brassicas, carrots Carrots, tomatoes, carrots and African spider plants (Cleome gynandra) together, marigolds (Tagetesspp.), mints       Thrips Asparagus Asparagus officinalis Tomatoes, parsley Aster family […]

Seeds or Plants? We’re fans of starting plants from seed, in part because growing from seed is one of the miracles of gardening. Every seed is a plant-in-waiting, a tiny package of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and more seeds. Although they aren’t foolproof, seeds want to sprout and grow. Starting from seed isn’t […]

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