Monday, May 12, 2014

Companion Planting Shortcut

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2014 Planting Guide                     Top Crops with Companions

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Mary's Top 10 with Companions 
We hope you had a wonderful weekend!  At the Yellow Green Farmer's Market this weekend we talked a lot about Companion Planting for natural and organic Pest Control.
Even with Companion Planting, I still use plenty of Diatomaceous Earth!!!
     
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Companion planting is based around the idea that certain plants can benefit others when planted next to, or close to one another. Companion planting exists to benefit certain plants by giving them pest control, naturally without the need to use chemicals, and in some cases they can give a higher crop yield

Check out Mary's Top 10 Crops with Companion varieties!

Tomatoes
Asparagus, basil, bean, Borage, cucumber, lettuce, marigold, nasturtium, onion, peas, peppers
Peppers
Cucumbers, eggplant, Tomato, Swiss chard and squash. Herbs to plant near them include: basil, Borage, oregano and rosemary.
Beans, corn, cucumbers, icicle radishes, melon, onions, pumpkin, Borage, Dill, Marigolds, Nasturtium, Oregano
Beets, brassicas,Carrots, celery, chards, corn, Cucumber, eggplant, peas and radish
Beans, Corn, peas, beets, radishes, carrots,
Dill and Nasturtiums
Beans, peas, peppers, spinach, tarragon,
thyme and marigold
Radish
Radish, beet, bush beans, pole beans, carrots, cucumber, lettuce, melons, nasturtium, parsnip, peas, spinach and members of the squash family.
Bean, cabbage family, tomato, onion and roses
Beans, cucumber, melons, morning glory, parsley, peas, potato, pumpkin, squash and sunflower
Planting chamomile with onions improves their flavor. Other companions are  carrot, leek, beets, strawberries, brassicas, dill, lettuce and tomatoes. Intercropping onions and leeks with your carrots confuses the carrot and onion flies

HELPFUL LINKS:

MAY Seed Planting Guide for the US by Region

Grow Your Own "Medicine"

Using Diatomaceous Earth




4 comments:

Barb said...

I love companion planting! It brings such a variety of insects to the garden.

Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday!

Pams Party said...

I am definitely going to try this in my garden this year. Thank you so much for linking up to Dare to Share. You are today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day.

Deborah Smikle-Davis said...

Hi Mary,
What a green and natural way to provide pest control without the use of potentially-harmful chemicals! Thank you for sharing this post on companion planting with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! We appreciate it!

Deborah Smikle-Davis said...

Hi Mary,
I am so glad you shared this helpful companion planting post at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!