Another Way To Boost The Plants Around Your Home Naturally Without Added Work

Laws of Nature

Laws of Nature

One thing about nature is that the laws that govern it, govern our lives as well, and what is the one thing that makes a lot of our lives bearable? Companions. Living out the rest of my life with my husband is a huge benefit to my entire being, he grows alongside me and helps me to thrive in any condition. He even helps attack the parasites that invade my beautiful flowers and fruit.

One area of gardening that is being explored, is companion gardening. Plants that assist each other to grow well, plants that resist insects, plants that can even repel other plants, all of them can be used and applied in our backyard gardens, orchards, or any permaculture setting.

Life companions

Life companions

Carrots planted with leeks, will benefit each other, keeping the pests away because of the strong smells of the companion plant. This is exactly why a mixed planting will give you better insect control than a monoculture.

Think about our lives, if nature thrives off of a biodiversity, then our lives will benefit from a biodiversity as well. It’s not beneficial for us to live in a monoculture of all the same people, once a parasite breaks the code and attacks one person, it will decimate the entire group, just like in nature. One bug can decimate an entire orchard consisting of the same type of trees.

Just like my last post that talked about weeds, even poisonous plants have their benefits in our gardens and lives, since they can supply us with medicine and insect repellents. Many of our loveliest and most decorative plants are poisonous, just like in our lives, the prettiest and most attractive paths and people, can be the most toxic to us.

The flip side if this is that there are also plants that harm us and stunt our growth, when we are planted next to them. Beans are inhibited (unable to act in a relaxed and natural way) by any type of onion planted near it. In the same way, certain types of people, when they come in contact with us, will inhibit our lives as well, so it is best that we don’t plant ourselves near them.

The Laws of Nature are But the Mathematical Thoughts of God.” ~Euclid

We can either thrive or dive from the companions that we plant ourselves near, so be careful, just like we can wreck our entire gardens just because of what we plant together, we can also wreck our whole lives by the people we plant ourselves near.



About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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