Saturday, September 2, 2017


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September 1, 2017
One of the best things about wildflowers is how easy they are to grow!
THIS WEEKEND, take 50% Off from our entire selection of FLOWERS
at Mary's Heirloom Seeds when you use code
at checkout in the appropriate box.

In case you need help finding the box, this is what it looks like at checkout and it's the box marked "Discount"
**Our $10 order minimum still applies**
The bees need our help and we intend to help any way we are able.  Below you will find info on growing Wildflowers AND info from our article

Just a reminder, 
 are on SALE thru September 1st 
We also have   99 Cent Seed Packs  
On sale thru September 1st 

Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed.
Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day.


Companion Planting with Flowers

Companion planting is based around the idea that certain plants can benefit others when planted next to, or close to one another.
Companion planting exists to benefit certain plants by giving them pest control, naturally without the need to use chemicals, and in some cases they can give a higher crop yield.
Marigolds: Basil, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, kale, potatoes, squash and tomatoes.  Often called the "workhorse" of pest deterrents.

Bachelor Button: Attracts pollinators to the garden
Lavender: cabbage, cauliflower and fruit trees

Nasturtium: cucumbers, melon, squash, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, celery, carrots and radish.  Repels Carrot fly, Japanese beetle, whitefly, aphid and cabbage moth.  
Sunflower: Corn, squash and beans.  Attracts pollinators to the garden.
Lupine: nitrogen rich.  Attracts pollinators.  Traps aphids!
Echinacea and Yarrow:  Attracts pollinators to the garden. *Also reported to have medicinal properties*
More great companions include:
Additional info on Companion Planting:

I hope you have enjoyed another educational article.  if you have additional questions, please leave a comment below or send an email to 
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*All of these articles are available on our blog*
"Ecologist Alexandra-Maria Klein, Ph.D. and her colleagues at UC Berkeley found that when there is a lack of pollination, via bees and other pollinators, there is a stronger reduction in harvest yields than when there is a lack of either fertilizer or sufficient water for the crops. Their results, which were published in the journals Plant Biology and PLoS ONE, found that when crops were pollinated, the plants bear more fruit along with a change in their nutrient content." 

Using Organic Neem Oil in the Garden

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If you have additional questions please feel free to ask. 

Happy Planting,

Mary's Heirloom Seeds, P. O. Box 3763, Ramona, CA 92065

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