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Companion Planting Indeed For All Walks Of Life

I believe company planting does make gardening a lot easier and plants flourish. I guess its like people,  you blossom with some of those in your life, while others can bring you down and they don’t naturally bring joy into your life so the relationship must end but on the other hand they may bring joy to others,  just not you.

Just sayin.

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Companion Planting Chart

Here are combinations found to be beneficial over time from Todd Weinmann of North Dakota State University Agriculture Extension:

Plant Plant Companions Plant Allies Plant Enemies
Asparagus Basil, parsley, tomato Pot marigold deters beetles.
Beans Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea, potatoes, radish, strawberry. Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor. Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.
Beets Bush beans, cabbage family, lettuce, onion. Garlic improves growth and flavor. Pole beans and beets stunt each other’s growth.
Carrots Bean, lettuce, onion, pea, pepper, radish, tomato. Chives improve growth and flavor. Rosemary and sage deter carrot fly. Dill retards growth.
Celery Bean, cabbage family and tomato. Chives and garlic deter aphids. Nasturtium deters bugs and aphids.
Chard Bean, cabbage family and onion
Corn Bean, cucumber, melon, parsley, pea, potato, pumpkin, squash. Odorless marigold and white geranium deter Japanese beetles. Pigweed raises nutrients from the subsoil to where the corn can reach them. Tomatoes and corn are attacked by the same worm.
Cucumber Bean, cabbage family, corn, pea, radish, tomato Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters aphids, beetles and bugs, improves growth and flavor. Oregano deters pests in general. Tansy deters ants, beetles, bugs, flying insects. Sage is generally injurious to cucumber.
Eggplant Bean, pepper. Marigold deters nematodes.
Lettuce Beet, cabbage family, carrot, onion, radish, strawberry. Chives and garlic deter aphids.
Melons Corn, pumpkin, radish, squash. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
Onions Beet, cabbage family, carrot, chard, lettuce, pepper, strawberry, tomato. Chamomile and summer savory improve growth and flavor. Pigweed raises nutrients from subsoil and makes them available to the onions. Sow thistle improves growth and health. Onions stunt bean, pea.
Parsley Asparagus, corn, tomato
Peas Bean, carrot, corn, cucumber, radish, turnip. Chives deter aphids. Mint improves health and flavor. Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas.
Peppers Carrot, eggplant, onion and tomato
Potatoes Beans, cabbage family, corn, eggplant, pea. Horseradish, planted at the corners of the potato patch, provides general protection. Marigold deters beetles. Tomatoes and potatoes are attacked by the same blight.
Pumpkins Corn, melon, squash. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
Radishes Bean, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, melon, pea. Chervil and nasturtium improve growth and flavor. Hyssop
Spinach Cabbage family, strawberry
Squash Corn, melon, pumpkin. Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
Strawberry Bean, lettuce, onion, spinach, thyme. Cabbage. Borage strengthens resistance to insects and disease. Thyme, as a border, deters worms.
Tomatoes Asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and health. Once mature, it stunts tomato growth. Marigold deters nematodes. Pot marigold deters tomato worm and general garden pests. Corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Mature dill retards tomato growth. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Potatoes and tomatoes are attacked by the same blight.
Turnips Pea
Cabbage Family (Broccoli,Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chinese Cabbage, Kale, and Kohlrabi) Beet, celery, chard, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach. Chamomile and garlic improve growth and flavor. Catnip, hyssop, rosemary and sage deter cabbage moth. Dill improves growth and health. Mint deters cabbage moth and ants, improves health and flavor. Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles, aphids. Southernwood deters cabbage moth, improves growth and flavor. Tansy deters cabbageworm and cutworm. Thyme deters cabbageworm. Kohlrabi and tomato stunt each other’s growth.

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Do You Have Nomophobia?

Nomophobia means ‘Love of your Phone’

An increasing number of us are coming to realize that our relationships with our phones are not exactly what a couples therapist would describe as “healthy.”

  1. The time you spend on your phone is time you’re not spending doing other pleasurable things, like hanging out with a friend or pursuing a hobby. Instead of thinking of it as “spending less time on your phone,” think of it as “spending more time on your life.”
  2. What’s your posture like? How’s your breathing? Is whatever you’re doing on your phone making you feel good?
  3. Leave your phone at home while you go for a walk. Stare out of a window during your commute instead of checking your email. Pay attention to your craving. What does it feel like in your body?
  4. When you see someone pull out their phone on the street or an elevator does it make you want to check yours. Use that as a cue to take a deep breath and refrain from checking yours
  5. This is your life. How much of it do you want to spend on your phone?

A subject dear to my heart. I find it so frustrating when the use of phones interfere with the presence of your precious children, a friend, relation anyone that would like your attention. To me personally using your phone in the presence of any one shows that their importance to you is Zero. Another thing which I need to pull myself up about is texting instead of phoning when communicating with friends. Anyway I thought this book looked interesting and found a video that explains very well the diagnosis of those who have anxiety when not near their phone.

Being present whether walking the dog, or visiting or just in the presence of your family is very important.

 

 

 

 

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You To Can Live That Life Again

I am always amused how they take just the worst picture they can find of those with weight on, then you get this fabulous picture once they have lost weight. Admittedly they probably felt like that when some one was taking their picture while overweight and of course feeling fantastic once they look like she does.

 

It is actually a great story.  Jennifer was 190 lbs (about 86 kilo’s) and lost 76lbs which is no mean feat. Jennifer went on an Isagenix challenge and won. I believe the prize is how she now looks in my opinion. She should be very proud of herself and is an example that Isagenix works with great results. Which is also a fact that there is no excuse why you have unwanted weight and because of the ingredients of this product they guarantee that you will be feeling great with more energy and a body that is functioning like a healthy body should.

Want to know more go to – davidvoth.isagenix.com 

or lesleyvoth.isagenix.com

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Gratitude is Good For Your Health

Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an expert in brain and mind health, once said, “If [thankfulness] were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system.”

 

I so believe that to be true. Sometime life throws you a curve that you wonder how the hell you are going to handle it. You do in a couple of ways – major stress which is so detrimental to your  health or you show gratitude for the great things you already have and you will be surprised how well you handle a difficult situation.

Wisdom of the ancient dictate that events are just that Events, some perceived to be good or bad.  It is your belief about the event that upsets you, not the fact that it happened.

Here is a few short ways to handle situations with Gratitude

 

Write thank-you notes

Give verbal praise and say “thank you” more often

Give thanks at each meal

Change your perception – Its up to you t0 handle a situation the best you can

Be mindful of your nonverbal actions – smile or a hug

Prayer and/or mindfulness meditation – Grateful for, such as a pleasant smell, a cool breeze or a lovely memory.

Nightly gratitude ritual written down – This is an excellent habit to get into 

Spend money on activities instead of things – spend money on experiences.

Embrace the idea of having “enough” –  Minimalist lifestyle

Spend more time in nature and  barefoot

Try tapping – Glad I found this article cause have not done this in months (showed in video). This is well worth watching.

 

Here is a video, not a short one but one that could affect the rest of your life in a way you never thought possible.

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Did You Know – 10/15/2018.

  1. It was in 1901 in the US the Executive Mansion name was officially  changed to the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt.

 

2. According to National Geographic being chased or falling off a high place are the two most common dreams or in some cases a nightmare.

 

3.  That Kleenex tissues were originally  invented to be used as filters for gas masks during the first world war. In 1924 Kleenex was sold in America as a cold cream or makeup remover

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4. I am not sure about this Life Hack – If you are short on wood to keep  the fire going while camping throw some twisties or Doritos  in the fire to keep it burning. Some would rather freeze over than do that but you do what you have to do.

 

5. University of Exeter study shows that people who run outdoors in nature have more energy and less anger and depression than when they run indoors on a treadmill.

 

6. The new trend – Moon milk – It is designed to give you a calming sleep. The recipe for Moon Milk which you can make yourself is:-

Heat 1 cup of coconut milk, with a drizzle of honey and a dash of cinnamon and ashwagandha in a saucepan. The other option for this recipe is on Google there are heaps of different recipes that may suit your palate.

Sweet dreams.

 

 

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Water Is A Healthy Life, Healthy Body and Mind💦

Water is Life Most people are unaware of the fact that our bodies are 70% water. Water regulates all of our bodily functions. It helps transport nutrients, metabolizes body fat, aids in digestion, maintains body temperature, lubricates and cushions organs, and flushes excess toxins, regenerating your cells. Quality water is essential to healthy living. But, do you know what’s in your water? Check out this 5-minute video »

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We All Know this – True Words

This is very true in all walks of life be it your spouse, child, politician,lawyer, relative, you or me.

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