The 13 Best Companion Plants

These crop companions not only add a dose of pretty to your garden, they’ll help prevent pests, enrich your soil and can be harvested, as well.

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Your Soil Workforce

There’s more in your soil than rotting plant matter—these insects and organisms are helping turn organic matter into a fertile growing medium for your farm.

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4 New Uses For Old Potting Soil

It can seem like a waste to throw out spent potting soil from your container plantings at the end of the growing season. Here are some ways to put it to good use.

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3 Mulches Perfect For Clay Soil

Clay soil can certainly be a nuisance for the eager gardener. Line up your amendment strategy starting with one of these mulches.

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4 Foods that Boost Soil Nitrogen

Plants in the legume family have the ability to fix nitrogen in your farm’s soil, but these four crops will feed you, too.