Companion Planting Cheat Sheet

Follow this cheat sheet to help your plants thrive with their right companions in your garden bed!

ASPARAGUS

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Companions:

BASIL

PARSLEY

TOMATOES

BEETS

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Companions:                                       Enemies:

BUSH BEANS      LETTUCE               POLE BEANS

ONIONS               CABBAGE

GARLIC

CABBAGE FAMILY

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Companions:                                       Enemies:

SAGE                BEETS                           TOMATOES

ROSEMARY     CELERY                          PEPPERS

POTATOES       GARLIC

ONIONS           SPINACH

CHARD            GERANIUM

LETTUCE

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CARROTS                CUCUMBER                     CELERY

RADISHES               BEANS                              PARSLEY

STRAWBERRIES     ONIONS

BEETS                      CABBAGE FAMILY

ONION & GARLIC

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CARROTS                   TOMATOES                      LEEKS      PEAS

RADISHES                   LETTUCE                         BEANS

STRAWBERRIES        CABBAGE                        PARSLEY 

PEAS

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Companions:                                     Enemies:

LAVENDER         BEANS                    ONIONS

CARROTS          CORN                       GARLIC

TURNIPS            RADISHES

CUCUMBER

*Grows well with most veggies & herbs.

PEPPERS

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Companions:                                            Enemies:

TOMATOES          CARROTS                     BEANS

GERANIUM          ONIONS                         KALE

BASIL                   EGGPLANTS                 CABBAGE FAMILY

POTATOES

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Companions:                                                   Enemies:

BEANS                         EGGPLANTS               PUMPKINS       MELONS

CABBAGE FAMILY      PEAS                           CUCUMBERS    TOMATOES

CORN                                                                SQUASH  

SPINACH

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STRAWBERRIES                             

PEAS

CABBAGE FAMILY

Tomatoes

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Companions:                                            Enemies:

BASIL                 CARROTS                        POTATOES

OREGANO         CELERY                           FENNEL

PARSLEY           GERANIUM                      KOHLRABI

CHIVES              ASPARAGUS                   CABBAGE FAMILY

ONIONS            PEPPERS

CUCUMBERS

THYME

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Companions:

CABBAGE

ROSEMARY

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CARROTS

CABBAGE

SAGE

BEANS

Brooder: The Baby Chick Stage

FIRST & FOREMOST, make sure that you’re ready to fully commit to taking care of these little furry ones! It requires more than just food and water, just like with any other pet. They don’t require a lot to be happy but still require some of TLC!

Do Your Homework

  • Check your local ordinances and zoning codes for your city. Each city has their own regulation on how many backyard chicks you’re able to have.
  • Figure out why you want chicks… Is it for a bountiful amount of fresh eggs? Is it because you want to know where your food comes from? Or is it just because you’ve always wanted to raise chickens?
  • Research all of the CHICK BREEDS to figure out what fits your wants the best.

Brooder Set up

  • Get all of the chicks supplies and brooder set up before they arrive to your home.

Brooder

During the first few weeks with your chicks, place them in a secured, warm area with access to food & water 24/7.

The options of what to use for your brooder are endless! 

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*Chick Pro TIP: Cover the top of your brooder with chicken wire to protect them from predators and to prevent them from flying out. Also, place a piece of cheesecloth to over the chicken wire to block dust from getting into the box.

Bedding

Clean bedding is essential to keeping your baby chicks health in good condition. Proper sanitation can help reduce the risk of diseases. 

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Using newspapers can create a slick & wet surface that can cause damage to their legs. Using cedar shavings can create irritation to their respiratory system. Using white shavings, NATURE’S SHAVINGS, is absorbent and is easy to spread out along the bottom of your brooder!

Make sure that the brooder’s bedding is dry and changed often.

Heat Lamp

Heat plays a key part in your baby chicks survival. Using a heat lamp and a 250 watt infrared bulb is the key. You can adjust the brooder’s temperature easily by just raising and lowering the heat lamp.

Set up your heat lamp above the feeder and opposite end of the waterer. If you do place the lamp over the chick’s water, it will heat up and cause algae to grow.

*Chick Pro TIP: Keep a spare bulb handy. Your chicks brooder temperature needs to stay consistent.

Thermometer

During the first week your baby chicks are with you, their brooder temperature should be set at 95 degrees. After that week, reduce the temperature 5 degrees per week.

Get an thermometer to place inside the brooder to help you regulate and maintain the heat easier.

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*Chick Pro TIP: If you see your chicks huddled together underneath the heat lamp, turn up the heat… If you see them holding their wings out or panting and far away from the heat lamp, turn down the heat!

Waterer & Feeder

94e70de4ae9220487cd04132c4e37046 Your chicks will need easy access to their food and water at all times. Place the food dish at one end of the box and the opposite end of the box for the water dish. This prevents the chicks from kicking their food into their water.

Change your baby chicks water at least once a day. Make sure that the waterer base is not too deep or wide so that your chicks won’t fall in!

Feed your chicks with a chick starter mixed with some chick scratch during their first 8 weeks. Using chick scratch helps your chicks process their food and prevent PASTY BUTTS!

Enjoy watching your flock grow!

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No Gardening Space? No Problem!

Many of us aren’t fortunate enough to have spacious yards to enables us to plant various fruits and veggies.  With limited gardening space, it requires us to be more picky & selective on what to plant each season. Especially when we have high hopes of having a bountiful harvest from what we’ve planted.

Luckily, there are plenty of SPACE SAVING options available. Using one of these methods can also help you achieve that end result that every gardener desires… A SUCCESSFUL HARVEST WITH ENDLESS AMOUNTS OF VEGGIES & FRUITS!

During this time of year, it’s the right time to plant your SEED POTATOES & ONIONS SETS OR TRANSPLANTS. Click below to figure out which SPACE SAVING method will fit best with your ‘small’ situation.

You Can Grow POTATOES…

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In a Wooden Box                                   In a Garbage Can 

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        In a Sack                                              In a Tower

You Can Grow ONIONS…

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Vertically on a Windowsill               In a Burlap Sack

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      In a Container                              In a Mason Jar

Master Gardeners TIP: Onions are cool weather veggies that can be easily grown indoors year-round!  

Help Your Senior Horse Fight the Battle Against Aging

For humans, the aging process sometimes isn’t an enjoyable one. This can be said the same for horses as well.

Research has shown that, for both humans and horses, immune function declines within age. This is where immunosenescence comes into play.  When there is a gradual decrease with the immune function, it results in a decreased ability to resist infection and responsiveness to vaccination. For most senior horses, these are common problems that occurs while they age.

Look no further! Purina has the answer that you’ve been looking for to help win the battle against your horse’s aging process.

Read below for information on Purina’s EQUINE SENIOR FEED features and benefits.

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#1 Veterinarian Recommended  

Exclusive ActivAge Prebiotic

  • Purina’s research shows when this prebiotic is used as a proprietary feed additive, it supports the aging immune system in senior horses.
  • Contains beneficial metabolites that includes: minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins. When these metabolites are combined together, it encourages the growth of beneficial microorganisms in their gut and supports their immune function.
  • Three proven reasons senior horses benefits from this are:
  1. Strengthens immune function  
  2. Protects against inflammation
  3. Boosts response to vaccination    

Purina’s ‘Amplify High-Fat Nugget’

  • A mixture of flax seeds, vegetable oils and rice bran.
  • This mixture provides weight maintenance, coat shine and bloom in senior horses.

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Easy to Chew

  • Purina’s Easy-Soak  pellet technology creates a mash instantly with warm water that enables the feed  to be easier to chew & swallow for horses with dental problems.

Built-in Forage

  • Quality hay is built into this feed to help senior horses receive fiber easily for when they’re having difficulties eating forage.

Highly Digestible Ingredients

  • A blend of beet pulp and quality hay that maintains the horse’s body condition and digestive condition.

100% Vitamins and Minerals

  • Created to meet the unique & specific needs that support their immune function.

Added Antioxidants

  • Includes Vitamin C & E for additional support in a result of an overall healthy immune system.

Highly Palatable with Less Sugar

  • Contains a unique blend of molasses and soy oil instead of using straight cane molasses. This unique blend results in an optimal intake in senior horses.

High- Quality Proteins

Controlled  Amount of Starch and Sugar

Concentrate Feed

  • To be feed with either hay or pasture.

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Stay Warm with ENERGY LOGS

What are Energy Logs?

  •                   Compressed and manufactured logs that are made entirely of RECOVERED wood by- products (wood shavings & sawdust) from sawmills.

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How long is the  burn time  for these logs compare to firewood?

  • These logs, unlike regular firewood, perform like a candle. The results are a longer and more consistent burn. It takes a small amount of these logs to add warmth in your house. Plus, they’re easy to light as well!
  • When highly compressed wood fibers are combined with a small amount of moisture, it creates a higher amount of BTU OUTPUT (BTU input x total efficiency = BTU Output)
  • LESS USE OF LOGS= MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET!

Are Energy Logs more energy efficient compared to firewood?

  • Since Energy Logs are made with less moisture & an efficient BTU conversion that results in a hotter burn but also LESS VOLATILE GASES RELEASED DURING. The higher burn temperature causes the volatile gases to reduce their pollutant effect on our environment.
  • Another useful result of using these logs is that they produce LESS ASH & CREOSOTE.  Once you replace your standard firewood with these logs, you’ll notice how much cleaner your wood stove & chimney are after each burn!
  • The high efficiency burn that these logs provide produces less pollution than burning with natural gas.

Storage?

  • With a low moisture content, these logs require a dry place to be stored to ensure a longer lasting quality.
  • Lower moisture also means NO FUNGUS, MOLDS OR BUGS in your logs!
  • A perfect place to store them? Stack them up in your basement or garage without any worries!

What burning appliance are these logs excellent for?

  • ALL Wood Stoves
  • Fireplaces
  • Wood Cook Stoves
  • Patio Burners
  • Campfires

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To learn more about the advantages of using Energy Logs :

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