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Companion Planting - Vegetable Gardening Plant Companions and Combining

Companion Planting - Vegetable Gardening Plant Companions and Combining
Home > Companion gardening Companion planting and combining means growing plants together that like or benefit each other. Vegetable companion gardening can have a real impact on the health and yield of your plants. In nature everything interacts to create a whole life force. This is a basic understanding... that everything organic and living has a mutual influence on every other living thing. Every plant has an effect on every other plant and every creature has an effect on every other creature. Over time, gardeners have observed these interrelationships, and scientists have studied them. It’s well worth while reading a little bit about how and why companion planting is so important before we get into which specific plants go with what. . . . Plants, unlike many people, are not timid. Nature's Way of Companion Planting The companion effect happens naturally in the wild. Just like us, life's too short for putting up with bad conditions... so aim for the good life for your plants too! Uh oh...

Companion Planting Charts: Complete List Companion planting charts are called "voodoo"' by some and "essential" by others. Regardless of which side you're on, there are two undeniable facts supporting them: (1) symbiotic relationships exist for all life forms, including plants and (2) if nothing else, practicing companion planting won't hurt your garden... Symbiotic Relationships in Nature Support the Use of Companion Planting Charts Symbiotic relationships occur when separate life forms interact with each other and either one or both species benefit in some way. Symbiosis occurs for virtually every living thing at one time or another. Oxpeckers ride the back of rhinos and eat parasites (mutualism) Mosquitoes suck the blood of mammals (parasitism) Clownfish hide among sea anemones for protection (commensalism) Similarly, symbiosis occurs everywhere in the plant world, including your garden. And on a less scientific level... Long story short, companion planting charts make sense on some level. - What crops do you keep together?

Companion Planting For Top 10 Veggies Grown in US - Farmers' Almanac  Pin It! Companion planting is a great way to maximize the efficiency of your garden. For almost every vegetable you grow, there is likely to be a beneficial companion plant that will help increase soil nutrients, chase away pests, or provide some other benefit. Companion Planting For These Top 10 Veggies: 1. Basil and tomatoes were made to go together, not only in sauces but in the garden, too. 2. Basil is a good friend to peppers, helping repel aphids, spider mites, mosquitoes, and flies. 3. Corn and beans grow well together because beans will grow up the cornstalks, which means you won’t have to build them a trellis. 4. To repel aphids and beetles, plant marigolds and nasturtiums among your cucumbers. 5. Carrots should be planted near onions because onions will repel the carrot fly. Carrots should be planted near onions because onions will repel the carrot fly 6. 7. Corn and squash make good garden friends since the cornstalks give squash vines a place to grow. 8. 9. 10.