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Companion Planting Provides a More Natural Environment for Plants to Thrive In
by Chip Phelan

Companion planting is a highly effective technique for organic gardeners. From controlling pests naturally to improving the flavor of your vegetables, companion planting is an easy and environmentally friendly way to manage your organic garden.

If you look closely at the natural landscape, you’ll never see a large area populated by a single species. Why then would it make sense to plant a single crop in a field or in a section of your garden? It doesn’t. Companion planting makes a lot of sense. Read full text...

 

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Aggie Horticulture - Asexual Plant Reproduction
An overview of reproduction by grafting, budding, layering and micropropagation.
Alpines From Seed
Alpine plant enthusiast gives tips on raising bulbs and alpines from seed, including a section on gibberellic acid.
American Orchid Society: Creating New Orchids
Discusses techniques (with pictures) on how to pollinate, collect and germinate orchid seeds.
Australian National Botanic Gardens - Growing ferns from spores
Description of collecting and sowing spores, potting the fonds and includes a drawing of the fern life cycle.
Australian National Botanic Gardens - How to Propagate Australian Plants
Describes the collection and germinations of seeds, propagation by cuttings, safe use of growth hormones and a growing plants glossary with drawings.
Chrysanthemum Breeding Made Easy
Features books, breeding tips, and information on pests and diseases.
Cornell University, Cooperative Extension - Propagation of Houseplants
Describes various methods utilizing cuttings, the rooting media, and containers for cutting.
Gardenweb: Growing from Seed
Forum for discussion of seed-starting topics by gardeners of all experience levels. Particularly active in winter and spring. FAQ includes many tips from home gardeners on variety of topics.
GardenWeb: Winter Sowing
A forum for discussing all aspects of winter-sowing, the planting of seeds in containers outdoors in winter, for germination in spring. The FAQ contains a detailed explanation of the method.
Germination Database - Seeds
Provides a listing of plant names and the methods to germinate the seed.

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