Companion Plants for Tomatoes in Your Vegetable Garden

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Companion Plants for Tomatoes in Your Garden

You may have heard the term companion plants or companion planting but what exactly does that mean and what are companion plants for tomatoes in your vegetable garden? What about plants to avoid planting near tomatoes? We have the answers to all of your “how to” gardening questions here.

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What are Companion Plants?

Companion plants are plants that help each other out in your garden. Whether it’s improving the health and harvest of nearby plants, helping provide support, shade, or even act as natural pest repellent – there are plenty of ways companion planting can be beneficial.

You can specifically use companion planting methods as a natural biological pest control or use with targeted efforts to improve yields during harvest. If you’re starting from seed I highly recommend using Etsy to buy your vegetable garden seeds.

Plants that do not act as companion plants may overuse a certain mineral that

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Holly Willoughby shares a look at her vegetable garden

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Everyone’s been finding ways to keep busy during lockdown, and some have opted to head out into their garden or outdoor space and get growing. One of this green-fingered number is TV presenter Holly Willoughby, who took to Instagram at the weekend to share a snap of herself growing veg.

In the picture, which was captioned with a string of gardening-related emojis, the This Morning star smiled up at the camera, trowel in hand, leaning over some spuds in planters.

Wearing a sweatshirt and wellies, Holly looked effortlessly beautiful with her hair pulled back in a retro polka dot head band.

With a large raised bed behind her and several other planters and pots, it seems Holly and her family (husband, Dan, and kids Harry, Chester and Belle) has quite the vegetable garden.

Getting out in the garden isn’t the only way they’ve been getting back to basics during lockdown,

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Veggie Gardens For Kids – Making A Children’s Vegetable Garden

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Children love nearly anything pertaining to the great outdoors. They love digging in the dirt, creating yummy treats, and playing in trees. Children are curious by nature, and there is no greater joy than that from a child who has cultivated plants from his or her own vegetable garden. Making a children’s vegetable garden is easy. Keep reading to learn how to make a vegetable garden for kids.

Children and Vegetable Gardens

Kids enjoy planting seeds, watching them sprout, and eventually harvesting what they have grown. Allowing children to become involved in the planning, caring, and harvesting of a garden not only gives parents a unique opportunity to spend time with their children, but it helps the kids develop an understanding of that which they are curious about – nature. Children also develop a sense of responsibility and pride in themselves, which can ultimately improve self-esteem.

One of the best

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Vegetable Garden Planner | Vegetable Garden Layout

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The easiest way to plan, grow and harvest your own food.

An online vegetable garden planner for anyone who wants homegrown, healthy and tasty food to be part of their lifestyle…while having a busy life.

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There are a lot of variables that go into planning a garden. Smart Gardener does all the hard work for you. We collect, calculate and create a smart personal profile of your garden just for you.
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The Right Plants for You

We make it easy to find the right plants, so you can’t go wrong. With over 3000 organic, GMO
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How to Start a Home Vegetable Garden

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I love gardening. Every spring I start dreaming of all the veggies I’m going to plant, and I love going to my local farmers’ market and picking out tomatoes, cucumbers, and field peas to plant.

Have you ever thought about starting a home garden?

With food prices rising and more people trying to save money due to the economy, home gardening has taken off in a big way in recent years. Many vegetable seed companies report sales have shot up 30-50%, which is a clear indicator that more people are putting on their gardening gloves and getting to work.

Home gardening is a hobby that can bring great joy to your life, enable you to get some free exercise, and bring the entire family together. Although it may not sound exciting on the surface, it’s something you should consider if you enjoy the outdoors and are interested in reaping the

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Vegetable Garden Planner: Design Your Best Garden Ever

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Growing a great vegetable garden involves juggling the needs of dozens of different crops. Some like it hot while others prefer cool spring or fall growing conditions. Some can be closely planted while others need lots of room. But figuring out when to plant what — and where — just got easier.

With the help of our interactive Vegetable Garden Planner, you can quickly get the data you need to design your best garden ever — and it’s all free for 7 days.

Here are some of the things the Vegetable Garden Planner can do:

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Find the average first and last frost dates for your area, based on records from over 5,000 weather stations across the United States and Canada. All you have to do is

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: The Basics of Planting & Growing

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Ready to jump into gardening? It can be daunting at first, but gardening is an incredibly rewarding hobby to get into. Our Vegetable Gardening Guide for Beginners will help you to plan and grow your tastiest vegetables ever. Find out how much food you need to grow to feed a family, top 10 vegetables for a beginner, and more tips.

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Why garden, you ask? If you’ve never tasted garden-fresh vegetables (lots of people haven’t!), you will be amazed by the sweet, juicy flavors and vibrant textures. There’s absolutely nothing quite like fresh veggies, especially if you grow them yourself—which you can!

In this guide, we’ll highlight the basics of vegetable gardening and planning: how to pick the right site for your garden, how to create the right size garden, and how to select which vegetables to grow. 

Pick the Right Location 

Picking a good location for

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