Good Natured Gardening: Plants that deter mosquitoes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls mosquitoes the “world’s deadliest animal.” It’s a weighty moniker for an insect that weighs just 2.5 milligrams, but it’s well deserved because vector-borne diseases, including those transmitted by mosquitoes, cause more than 700,000 deaths worldwide every year. According to the University of Alaska, “the oldest mosquito…

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Gardening expert reveals the easiest plants to grow during a drought or dry season: ‘Needs no care’

A gardener is showing the world some of the best drought-resistant plants for your garden. As droughts become increasingly common in many parts of the world, this Instagrammer tells us which plants we can grow that require minimal amounts of water and can last all year long. The scoop Popular Instagrammer Kaleb Wyse (@wyseguide) provides…

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Rooting tomato plants for a late crop

As heat, humidity, rains, diseases and insects increase during summer months, tomato production naturally declines. Entire plants may begin to die — but it is possible to start new tomato plants from cuttings/suckers to produce a fall crop. On tomatoes, suckers are found in the axil of the stems. Any cuttings (suckers) should be disease-…

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This 100-year-old gardening technique for healthier plants and vegetable crops is the next step on from growing organically

A raised bed with lettuce growing in soil Organic gardening is on everyone’s agenda, but have you ever heard of biodynamic gardening? This holistic practice takes natural planting one step further, and it can do wonders for the flowers, shrubs, and veggies you’re growing in your yard. No one can say no to healthier and…

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