Here is a link to a blog post I read earlier today from Veggie Gardening Tips that offers some great advice for the backyard vegetable gardener. Many times we get caught up doing conventional type gardening, like grouping similar plants together or planting in rows (which I am very guilty of myself). The new trend in gardening today is to mix things up - plant your herbs among your vegetable plants, mix in your vegetable plants in with your flowers, etc, etc.
The conclusion often results in healthier plants that require little or no pesticide control; which in turn makes everyone/everything healthier and happier!
Here is a link to the blog post: http://snipurl.com/2srk4
...and speaking of gardens, here's today's harvest from my vegetable garden:
My tomatoes should be ready soon!