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Companion Planting is taking into consideration what will grow the best alongside each other. Wineries plant roses at the end of their grape vines and this is a great example of ‘Companion Planting’.
You can get the best results from your planting efforts when you use this method. These handy Charts, including ‘what not to plant’, will help you on your way. Scroll our page for lots of helpful information and check out the Straw Bale Planting Tutorial too. Don’t forget to Pin your favorites.
Herbs and veggies have much less chance of thriving if you plant them in straight little rows on their own than if you pack them in with friendly companions who can boost their health, keep more moisture in the soil, increase resistance to pests and help in the growing process.
If you look at beans, corn and squash for example – beans deposit nitrogen in the soil, and the prickly leaves on squash drop into the soil and provide a natural mulch.
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Planting a mixture of flowers and herbs among vegies and fruit trees will encourage a healthy diversity of living creatures to move into the garden. Insect-attracting plants that grow readily from seed include herbs like thyme, sage, coriander, chives and mint, and flowers such as cosmos, calendula, lavender, echinacea and marigold.
Phacelia, available in Yates seed range, is very successful at attracting useful garden insects such as bees (valuable pollinators) and hoverflies (aphid predators).
Phacelia’s appealing lavender-blue flowers produce copious quantities of pollen and nectar that make them irresistible to many insects.
Working out which plants grow well together is often a matter of individual trial and error. Here are some favorites: pumpkin loves corn, beans, and radish; cabbages love beans, celery and onions; beetroot loves broccoli, lettuce and onions. Be sure that you Pin these helpful charts and if you need seedlings you can get yours here
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Other plants improve conditions for their neighbors. The best-known of these are the peas, beans and other members of the legume family that have the ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. Plants growing in close proximity to peas and beans benefit from the nitrogen the legumes have added to the soil.
Companion Planting Video Tutorial
Learn the art of Companion Planting by harnessing flower power in your veggie beds. You are going to be thrilled with the results and this video tutorial gives you some excellent info. Click Play above ⇑