Companion Planting #1

We planted our first plantings of cabbage and broccoli a couple of days ago and will continue with other vegetables as our temperature continues to warm up and stabilize. As the gardening season progresses I’ll try to have some posts that will be helpful in your gardening program.

Companion planting is the planting of two or more vegetables together because they have beneficial effects on each other. It may be that they discourage insects, attract pollinators, improves growth and flavor, deters animals, or are helpful in other ways.

Here are some plants and their companions.

Beans – potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, cabbage
Bush Beans – sunflowers, cucumbers, potatoes, corn
Beets – onions, kohlrabi
Cabbage family – potatoes, dill, thyme, rosemary, lavender, mint, beets, onions
Carrots – peas, lettuce, chives, onions, leeks, rosemary, sage, tomatoes
Cucumbers – beans, corn, peas, radishes, sunflowers
Eggplant – beans
Lettuce – carrots, radishes, strawberries, cucumbers

Check back for more in a future post.

Keep your fork

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