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from Songbird

How to harvest seeds from flowers

How to harvest seeds for your flower garden. It is easy, but you got to follow some rules.

from SF Gate

What Vegetables Should Not Be Planted Next Each Other in a Garden?

While cucumbers thrive near bush beans, lettuce and radishes, and choke near potatoes. Beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers and strawberries make good neighbors -- as long as you plant the onions, garlic, leeks and shallots elsewhere. Peppers do well with carrots, eggplant, onions, parsley and tomatoes, but not with kohlrabi. Keep lettuce away from cabbage and keep onions away from asparagus, beans and peas. Spinach gets along with everyone.

Using flowers for medicinal purposes is a fun way to bring the natural world into our medicine cabinets. Flowers like echinacea, calendula, nasturtium, lavender, red clover, chamomile, and yarrow a...

Autumn/fall leaf collections - fantastic project for children, connects them to nature & helps them learn plant names. | The Micro Gardener

Autumn garden harvest - flowers, pumpkins, mums - fall decorating

Herbs that you plan to dry for storage should be harvested at their peak to conserve the herbs’ natural oils responsible for flavor, aroma, and medicinal properties. The timing depends on the plant part you are harvesting and how it will be used. After harvesting, you want to dry herbs quickly to preserve their essential oils for the greatest intensity.

from The Gardening Cook

Seed Starting Tips - 20 Ideas from

Five things you will need if you're planting seeds for the first time

I'm amazed at how abundant the elderberry shrubs are in the mountains around us. These beautiful, vitamin rich berries are easy to find along most mountain

Colors have an effect on our mood - my favorite color without a doubt is yellow. It simply puts a smile on my face and energizes me - stay close to your favorites in life - Chris Mott - Find Your Sprinkles -