Agriculture Planting Companions for Top 10 Common Vegetables 2015-11-27


  1. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

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    Planting Companions for Top 10 Common Vegetables - garden

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  2. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    Super post, Ganado. Printed the Tips out. There were several I want to try. Mega thanks!
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  3. medic4049

    medic4049 Monkey

    Companion gardens are awesome. I haven't used spray or fertilizers the last 2 years and have done great. I like the quick resource of that guide.
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Thanks here are a few more
    ASPARAGUS- Companions: Basil, parsley, tomato. Ally: Pot marigold deters beetles.

    BEANS- Companions: Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea, potatoes, radish, strawberry. Enemies: Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans. Allies: Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor.

    BEETS- Companions: Bush beans, cabbage family, lettuce, onion. Ally: Garlic improves growth and flavor. Enemies: Pole beans and beets stunt each other's growth.

    CABBAGE FAMILY(Broccoli,Brussels sprouts,cabbage,cauliflower,Chinese cabbage,kaleandkohlrabi) - Companions: Beet, celery, chard, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach. Allies: 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.

    Enemies: Kohlrabi and tomato stunt each other's growth.

    CARROTS- Companions: Bean, lettuce, onion, pea, pepper, radish, tomato. Allies: Chives improve growth and flavor. Rosemary and sage deter carrot fly. Enemy: Dill retards growth.

    CELERY- Companions: Bean, cabbage family and tomato. Allies: Chives and garlic deter aphids. Nasturtium deters bugs and aphids.

    CHARD - Companions: Bean, cabbage family and onion

    CORN- Companions: Bean, cucumber, melon, parsley, pea, potato, pumpkin, squash. Enemies: Tomatoes and corn are attacked by the same worm. Allies: Odorless marigold and white geranium deter Japanese beetles. Pigweed raises nutrients from the subsoil to where the corn can reach them.

    CUCUMBER-Companions: Bean, cabbage family, corn, pea, radish, tomato Enemy: Sage is generally injurious to cucumber. Allies: 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.

    EGGPLANT-Companions: Bean, pepper. Allies: Marigold deters nematodes.

    LETTUCE-Companions: Beet, cabbage family, carrot, onion, radish, strawberry. Allies: Chives and garlic deter aphids.

    MELONS-Companions: Corn, pumpkin, radish, squash. Allies: Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection

    ONlONS- Companions: Beet, cabbage family, carrot, chard, lettuce, pepper, strawberry, tomato. Enemies: Onions stunt bean, pea. Allies: 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.

    PARSLEY- Companions: Asparagus, corn, tomato

    PEAS-Companions: Bean, carrot, corn, cucumber, radish, turnip. Allies: Chives deter aphids. Mint improves health and flavor. Enemies: Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas.

    PEPPERS-Companions: Carrot, eggplant, onion and tomato

    POTATOES- Companions: Beans, cabbage family, corn, eggplant, pea. Enemies: Tomatoes and potatoes are attacked by the same blight. Allies: Horseradish, planted at the corners of the potato patch, provides general protection. Marigold deters beetles.

    PUMPKINS- Companions: Corn, melon, squash. Allies: Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.

    RADISHES-Companions: Bean, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, melon, pea. Allies: Chervil and nasturtium improve growth and flavor. Enemy: Hyssop

    SPINACH-Companions: Cabbage family, strawberry

    SQUASH- Companions: Corn, melon, pumpkin. Allies: Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.

    STRAWBERRY- Companions: Bean, lettuce, onion, spinach, thyme. Enemy: Cabbage. Allies: Borage strengthens resistance to insects and disease. Thyme, as a border, deters worms.

    TOMATOES- Companions: Asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper. Enemies: 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. Allies: 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,

    TURNIPS- Companion: Pea

    Purslane grows next to anything as well as many great medicinal herbs that we typically call weeds.

    So before you pull it out of the garden, see if you can eat it =)
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  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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