This is a quick and easy list of my top 5 easiest veggies to grow and a short description of their companion plants. I sent our this information in a newsletter. If you have not yet signed up you can send me a private email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Newsletter."
in December I asked all of you what YOU would like to see in our
weekly/monthly newsletters. So far I've shared Container Gardening
(part 1 and 2), along with Composting basics and New Arrival
basil, bean, Borage, carrots, celery, chive, cucumber, dill, garlic,
head lettuce, marigold, mint, nasturtium, onion, parsley, pea, pepper,
marigold, pot marigold and sow thistle. One drawback with tomatoes and
carrots: tomato plants can stunt the growth of your carrots but the
carrots will still be of good flavor. Borage deters tomato worm,
improves growth and flavor.
Enemies- corn and tomato are
attacked by the same worm. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Keep potatoes
and tomatoes apart as they both can get early and late blight
contaminating each other. Keep apricot, dill, fennel, cabbage and
cauliflower away from them.
Peppers: tomatoes, parsley, basil, geraniums, marjoram, lovage, petunia
and carrots, onions. Don't plant them near fennel or kohlrabi.
Peppers: Chili peppers have root exudates that prevent root rot and
other Fusarium diseases. Tomato plants, green peppers, and okra are good
protection for them. Teas made from hot peppers can be useful as insect
sprays. Hot peppers like to be grouped with cucumbers, eggplant,
escarole, tomato, okra, Swiss chard and squash. Herbs to plant near them
include: basils, oregano, parsley and rosemary. Never put them next to
any beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or fennel.
Companions: corn and beans, peas, beets, radishes and carrots. Radishes are a good deterrent against cucumber beetles.
Dill planted with cucumbers helps by attracting beneficial predators. Nasturtium improves growth and flavor.
Seed Specials Feb 26th-March 10th
Long Island Brussels Sprouts, Black Beauty Eggplant, Snowball Self-blanching Cauliflower, 5 Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard,
Tom Thumb Lettuce and Emerald Green Tomatoes.