Entries by Jen Laffler

Companion Planting: The Gardener’s Way to Garden

Simply put, companion planting is the gardener’s way to garden. This method — of planting “friendly” plants in close proximity to each other, while keeping incompatible ones at a distance — increases the productivity and improves the health of your garden in a way that is 100% organic and eco-friendly; may reduce water usage; eliminates […]

Let Them Eat Nectar!

Two years ago, I planted a vegetable garden and watched… and waited… and wondered… where are the bees? Pumpkins, in particular, are one crop that simply won’t grow unless they’re pollinated, and as the blooms came and went, fruitlessly, it was clear that we were missing our bees. I eventually resorted to pollinating the pumpkins myself, using […]