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Companion Planting - Secrets of Organic Gardening

Companion Planting - Secrets of Organic Gardening
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Companion Planting Chart, Map and Guide | Companion Gardening Map & Chart Companion planting means putting plants together in the garden that like each other, or help each other out. Companion planting can have a real impact on the health and yield of your plants. Organic gardeners strive to achieve a balance in their gardens so that they don't require chemicals for pest or disease control. Companion planting can play a significant role in assisting with pest control. Some combinations work because of scents they use to repel insects, others work because they attract good bugs. When planning your garden, take some time to think about the layout of your garden to incorporate some of the companion planting ideas. Companion Planting Garden Map Types of Companion Planting There are a number of systems and ideas using companion planting. Another system using companion planting is the forest garden, where companion plants are intermingled to create an actual ecosystem, emulating the interaction of up to seven levels of plants in a forest or woodland.

soil Soil is often viewed as the boring part of gardening. While garden soil will never be glamorous or even as interesting as choosing plants, there is a whole world under our Wellingtons that literally and figuratively is the foundation for our gardens. New gardeners are cautioned to put money and effort into improving their soil before they even consider planting, but few appreciate the wisdom in what they are hearing until they watch their new plants struggling for survival and demanding more and more food and water. In organic gardening, you learn to feed the soil and let the soil feed the plants. The soil found in a typical yard will be about 90% mineral residue and only about 10% decayed organic matter. Pesticides sprayed on the plants will make its way into the soil and can kill the insects and microorganisms living there. What is Healthy Soil? When discussing soil, we generally focus in on four things: texture, structure, pH, organic matter and fertility.

Gardening Resources, Cornell University Most people think of plants as very passive organisms. They grow almost unperceptively, and only once a year do they flower or produce edible products. However, plants are very active in ways that are not so obvious to the casual observer. Naturalists have known about these properties of plants for thousands of years. Perhaps the best historical example of companion planting is the "Three Sisters" in which corn, beans, and squash are planted together in a hill. Modern agriculture tends to rely heavily upon specialized machinery and synthetic inputs, and have rendered companion systems such as the "Three Sisters" obsolete. How can you use these special plant properties? Selecting a cover crop Certain cover crops concentrate specific nutrients in their tissues. Plants in the legume family are capable of gathering unusable nitrogen from the air and converting it into usable nitrogen in root nodules, with the help of special bacteria. Enhancing environmental conditions for growth Bad Science

Companions in the Garden Gardening is close to the soul and we are heart-sick at the prospect of a world without bees, so gardeners are focusing on companion planting vegetables with herbs and flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Companion planting is strategically positioning plants in a garden to improve the soil, enhance growth and provide maximum ground cover. By companion planting you attract beneficial insects, and you repel pest insect communities and strains of disease reliant on different plants from invading your garden. Companion planting works well because the scent of one plant confuses the common insect pests of the other. Tomatoes like asparagus, Basil, Bee Balm, Borage, carrots, cucumbers, onions, Parsley and Petunias. The cabbage family (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale) like beets, Borage, celery, cucumber, lettuce, Mints, Nasturtiums, onions, potatoes, Sage, spinach and Thyme. Potatoes do well near bush beans, corn, Flax and members of the cabbage family. Discussion

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Companion Plants Chart - Earl May My AccountGift Card BalanceStore DirectoryContact Us HomeShop OnlineAds/SpecialsTips & SolutionsServicesCareersAbout UsBulk Seed & Custom Packaging Companion Plants Chart Home » Tips & Solutions » Edible Gardening » Companion Plants Chart © 2014 Earl May Seed & Nursery. Why I Use Epsom Salt in the Garden *Why I Use Epsom Salt in the Garden*By: LL4e14 June 2004 I wanted to show everyone what a difference it makes with and without with only water being added all of these plants was planted on the same day and time. I am showing you ones I am growing with the sq. ft. method. All of these photo's were just taken today. I do have several baby tomatoes now. However now the non Epsom salt plants will be fed it also this was only to show those what a difference it makes. In the Garden House Plants Mix one teaspoon per gallon of water and feed to the plants every two to four weeks. Garden startup Sprinkle approximately one cup per 100 square feet. (10’x10’) and mix into soil before planting. Tomatoes Apply one tablespoon per foot of height for each plant every two weeks. Roses Apply one teaspoon per foot of height for each plant every two weeks. Evergreens, Azaleas, Rhododendrons Apply one tablespoon per nine square feet (3’x3’) over the root zone every two to four weeks.

How is organic farming different? Resources list organic gardening and farming How is organic farming different? We list organic gardening and farming techniques along with practical information on how to succeed at rural or urban organic backyard farming. Right>>> An ecological organic vegetable garden where the vegetables sow themselves! Traditional organic gardening and farming methods have sustainably nourished humanity for 11,000 years. Organic Growing Forum. Permaculture Properties and Organic Farms for Sale here Free property listings. That changed at the end of WWII when war chemicals (e.g. ammonium nitrate for bombs) manufacturers turned to farming as a new market for their products. So How IS Organic Farming Different? • It doesn’t use synthetic chemicals. Modern agriculture relies on a range of synthetic chemicals. Similarly, animal health in industrialized agriculture relies on chemical pharmaceuticals (e.g. anthelmintics for parasites, pesticides for lice) whereas in organic farming only preparations derived from natural sources are allowed.

List of companion plants Dill is one of the few plants to grow with Fennel This is a list of companion plants. Many more are in the list of beneficial weeds. Vegetables[edit] Fruit[edit] Herbs[edit] Flowers[edit] Other[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Further reading[edit] Cunningham, Sally Jean.

Ready to Grow, Chilli Seeds, Tomato Seeds, Capsicum Seeds, Banana Seeds, Exotic Fruit Seeds Companion Planting Simplified (Day 12 of 30 Days to a Better Garden) | A Sonoma Garden Over the past three years we’ve gotten really into companion planting. We first discovered it by accident when we noticed that the peas that we were growing next to the fennel just weren’t growing well at all yet the peas at the other end of the row were doing just fine. We later learned that nothing grows well next to fennel. Soon after we bought the book Carrots Love Tomatoes from Amazon and now we carry that book outside each spring and fall when we are doing our plantings to find out who likes to grow next to whom. The idea behind companion planting is that some plants benefit other plants in all sorts of different ways and yet others inhibit growth so you want to group together the plants that do get along and keep the bad companions away. Since then we’ve been pairing our tomatoes, basil and carrots together and had fantastic results with all: Carrots Love Tomatoes is an essential book if you are going to delve into the world of companion planting. Like this: Like Loading...

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