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Companion Planting In The Garden Makes “Good Neighbors”
Mr. Cucumber and Mrs.Tomatoes would make great Neighbors.
On the other side of the fence from Mrs.Tomatoes is Miss.Potatoe. They really don’t play well together. But add a Mrs.Basil in with Mr. Cucumber and Mrs.Tomatoes, and this combination will sure to give you a bumper crop.They work as a 3 plant combo very well.
You want to make sure that your veggies are happy in their neighborhoods
Here is a chart to help you find the right “Good Neighbors”
Listed from A To Z
Companion Planting Chart Courteous of:
Here are combinations found to be beneficial over time
from Todd Weinmann of North Dakota State University Agriculture Extension:
|Plant||Plant Companions||Plant Allies||Plant Enemies|
|Asparagus||Basil, parsley, tomato||Pot marigold deters beetles.|
|Beans||Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea, potatoes, radish, strawberry.||Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor.||Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.|
|Beets||Bush beans, cabbage family, lettuce, onion.||Garlic improves growth and flavor.||Pole beans and beets stunt each other’s growth.|
|Carrots||Bean, lettuce, onion, pea, pepper, radish, tomato.||Chives improve growth and flavor. Rosemary and sage deter carrot fly.||Dill retards growth.|
|Celery||Bean, cabbage family and tomato.||Chives and garlic deter aphids. Nasturtium deters bugs and aphids.|
|Chard||Bean, cabbage family and onion|
|Corn||Bean, cucumber, melon, parsley, pea, potato, pumpkin, squash.||Odorless marigold and white geranium deter Japanese beetles. Pigweed raises nutrients from the subsoil to where the corn can reach them.||Tomatoes and corn are attacked by the same worm.|
|Cucumber||Bean, cabbage family, corn, pea, radish, tomato||Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters aphids, beetles and bugs, improves growth and flavor. Oregano deters pests in general. Tansy deters ants, beetles, bugs, flying insects.||Sage is generally injurious to cucumber.|
|Eggplant||Bean, pepper.||Marigold deters nematodes.|
|Lettuce||Beet, cabbage family, carrot, onion, radish, strawberry.||Chives and garlic deter aphids.|
|Melons||Corn, pumpkin, radish, squash.||Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.|
|Onions||Beet, cabbage family, carrot, chard, lettuce, pepper, strawberry, tomato.||Chamomile and summer savory improve growth and flavor. Pigweed raises nutrients from subsoil and makes them available to the onions. Sow thistle improves growth and health.||Onions stunt bean, pea.|
|Parsley||Asparagus, corn, tomato|
|Peas||Bean, carrot, corn, cucumber, radish, turnip.||Chives deter aphids. Mint improves health and flavor.||Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas.|
|Peppers||Carrot, eggplant, onion and tomato|
|Potatoes||Beans, cabbage family, corn, eggplant, pea.||Horseradish, planted at the corners of the potato patch, provides general protection. Marigold deters beetles.||Tomatoes and potatoes are attacked by the same blight.|
|Pumpkins||Corn, melon, squash.||Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.|
|Radishes||Bean, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, melon, pea.||Chervil and nasturtium improve growth and flavor.||Hyssop|
|Spinach||Cabbage family, strawberry|
|Squash||Corn, melon, pumpkin.||Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.|
|Strawberry||Bean, lettuce, onion, spinach, thyme.||Cabbage.||Borage strengthens resistance to insects and disease. Thyme, as a border, deters worms.|
|Tomatoes||Asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper.||Basil repels flies and mosquitoes, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and health. Once mature, it stunts tomato growth. Marigold deters nematodes. Pot marigold deters tomato worm and general garden pests.||Corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Mature dill retards tomato growth. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Potatoes and tomatoes are attacked by the same blight.|
|Cabbage Family (Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chinese Cabbage, Kale, and Kohlrabi)||Beet, celery, chard, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach.||Chamomile and garlic improve growth and flavor. Catnip, hyssop, rosemary and sage deter cabbage moth. Dill improves growth and health. Mint deters cabbage moth and ants, improves health and flavor. Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles, aphids. Southernwood deters cabbage moth, improves growth and flavor. Tansy deters cabbageworm and cutworm. Thyme deters cabbageworm.||Kohlrabi and tomato stunt each other’s growth.|
Companion Planting In The Garden Makes “Good Neighbors”
VEGGIE 911… DINNER FOR 6
Having Vegetarian friends over and you don’t know what to cook…
VEGGIE 911 to the rescue!!!
HELP!!!!! Friday night get together with vegetarian friends and you have No Idea what to cook. Not only will you be eating pretty clean, but the health benefits of reducing meat and processed food products from your diet will help your health tremendously.
Sometimes we really need to clean our systems out and the best way I know is to go Vegetarian. Just adding a few meals a week that are meatless will improve your overall health by 35%. If you are one of those people who live off of microwave and/or boxed foods your health will improve 100% just from making your own meals from scratch.
Trying to stay healthy and eat healthy has become a real chore these days. The foods we consume are full of yeasts, sugars, antibiotics in the meat and preservatives. Not counting the chemicals and pesticides. The more we can stay away from packaged and pre-cooked foods the healthier we will be.
Once you start reading the labels on food, you’ll find yourself wanting to cook your own meals from scratch. Look Up The Words…they will scare you.
You will eliminate over 75% of Sodium (salt), sugar, yeast and chemicals.
You will eliminate your excess weight also.
As you will see, “Eating clean doesn’t mean Starving to Death”.