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Life lessons in the garden

Life lessons in the garden Gardening teaches people the art of being patient. Unlike other activities, gardening does not produce instantaneous results. As such, a person who takes up gardening must wait for their rewards. The garden should be planned to a certain degree. Once a basic plan has been developed, the soil needs to […]

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Pruning of Lavender, Rosemary and Perennial Basil

Pruning of Lavender, Rosemary and perennial Basil Lavender, rosemary, perennial basil and other woody herbal shrubs will stay compact and produce more flowers when you prune them at least twice a year, once just before spring and the second time during mid-summer. This week, with the moon waning, is the ideal time to do some […]

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Gardening by the Moon

Gardening by the Moon As the Moon moves across the sky it travels through the different zodiac signs that represent the four elements: earth (roots), water (leaves), air (flowers) and fire (fruit and seed). The Moon Calendar will give you the ideal days for doing activities relating to specific parts of the plant. If you […]

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The waxing phase of the Moon

The waxing phase of the Moon The period from New moon to Full Moon is known as the waxing phase and is beneficial for sowing and planting of new crops. To optimize this potential, select a day according to the part of the plant that is going to be used: • Fire days: seed & […]

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Companion planting for Pest control

Companion Planting for Pest Control Lacewings are insects with large, lace-like wings and it is mainly the larvae (which look like little alligators) that destroys most of the pests. They are sometimes called aphid lions for their habit of dining on aphids. Other pests they feed on include mites, other small insects and insect eggs. […]