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Vegetables Not to Plant Together

Pole Beans and Beets Beets can be grown throughout the U.S., and are a significant source of vitamins A and C. According the University of Illinois, recommended beet varieties for home gardens include the Sangria, which is dark red and globe-shaped, and the Sweetheart, which is very sweet. Beets grow successfully in warm weather, but are also slightly frost hardy. However, it's not a good idea to grow beets with pole beans, since the two plants will retard each other's growth. Pole beans can't tolerate frost at all, and need soil with a pH of 6; it's best to add nitrogen to the soil once the first pole beans begin to sprout. Kohlrabi and Tomato Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family and looks similar to a radish. The root vegetable grows in white and purple varieties; popu

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Ornamental Grasses for Landscaping and Display

Ornamental plants and flowers are used to create floral arrangements as well as enhance a garden. Not all ornamental plants and flowers are suited to all climates, so do your research to find which are hardy enough species to deal with your sultry summers or snowy winters. Black Bamboo might just surprise you with how well it deals with frigid conditions. A sight of snow on this plant almost looks as though it is sprouting white flowers. Because it is an evergreen, Black Bamboo provides a spring-like sense of green amongst other plants that aren't as hardy. Bear Grass is not really a grass, but a perennial. This plant produces tall, slender flowers that enhance a floral arrangement placed inside a long vase. Desert Spoon looks almost like a porcupine that has invaded your land

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