Plants & Other Ideas That Repel Insects

I.  Use Eco-friendly bug fighters

 

With the sunny days of summer we often experience insects in the yard and garden that are irritating and destructive.  Several years ago, I wrote 5 Reasons To Make Your Garden Organic This Year.  Organic gardening can mean different things to many people.  Really it’s just about growing plants without synthetic chemicals or fertilizers. Most people know instinctively that  pesticides and week killers are harmful to the environment and our families.  One of the main reasons I hear for not going organic is “it costs too much.”  I’m retired now but when I was growing up, everything was grown without modern insecticides.  My friends and I say “It was all organic back then.”  Was it that expensive in the 1950’s and 1960’s to have a more eco-friendly garden?

 

 

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Creamy Basil Parmesan Tomato Soup

One of my favorite things is a delicious bowl of soup. I always like to start with a little saute of diced celery and carrots to start the base in today’s yummy soup. A generous amount of carrots and celery add an untraceable sweetness which balance the acidity of tomatoes. Combine with the onions and garlic to infuse the soup with irresistible multi-dimensional rich flavors.
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