"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier"
Amni Visnaga, also called Khella essential oil, is steam distilled from the seeds of the khella plant, which grows in Morocco. Amni Visnaga is not purchased for its aroma; when steam-inhaled, it is a powerful antispasmodic and thus is used to treat bronchial asthma and bronchitis. It also is used to control allergic reactions, because it prevents the release of histamines.
Queen Annes Lace by Bernie Kasper on Flickr.-----so many people bypass this lovely flower as 'common.' but for the cost of a packet of carrot seeds, you can have billows of thes delicate flowers in the second year. Just leave the carrots alone the first year and the next will produce queen Anne's Lace, aka the not-as-pretty name of 'cow parsley.'