In the Garden of Deeden: Companion planting

Corn, beans, and squash growing together

The indigenous people of the America, North and South, knew well the benefits of what’s referred to as companion planting. This method involves growing plants that assist each other to grow, repel certain insects, and even repel other plants. Perhaps most famous are what is referred to as the “Three Sisters.” This involves growing corn, … Read more

In the Garden of Deeden: Seed starting

The seasonal loss of leaves by deciduous trees and their subsequent dormancy during the winter in northern latitudes is not a scenario that is typically played out in the lowland Amazon rainforest. Stable, warm temperatures and abundant rainfall lead to most trees in the rainforest being evergreens.  That doesn’t mean they don’t lose their leaves, … Read more