Gardening is a smart and budget-friendly way to provide you and your family with healthy fruits and veggies. No need to worry about what’s going in or on your produce, because you are the captain of these crops. The best greengrocer is just outside your window. Gardening is also a great way to stay active and get outdoors. Who needs the gym when you have hundreds of radishes and turnips to pluck from the Earth?
Sadly, the garden sometimes goes from a veggie nursery to a bitter battlefield. Pests, such as deer and slugs, can wreak havoc on a garden. These rude intruders swoop in and steal our precious food and flowers. If gardening has become more of a chore than a labor of love, follow these simple tips to scare off obnoxious pests:
1. Incorporate "companion plants."
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2. Garlic is your garden's friend.
If you have some garlic in your fridge, try throwing that in your garden. The strong odor of garlic will chase away beetles and potato bugs.
3. Hang up reflective CDs.
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4. Deter deer with soap.