Monday, January 6, 2014

2014 Planting Guide: Top 10 Crops with Companions

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2014 Planting Guide      Part 3     10 Crops with Companions

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

Not sure about "companions,"
Check out Back to the Basics.
Basically, it's the practice of growing specific plants together to deter pests and/or enhance the flavor of the plant.

Asparagus, basil, bean,  cucumber, garlic, head lettuce, marigold, nasturtium, onion, peas, peppers

Cucumbers, eggplant, tomato, Swiss chard and squash. Herbs to plant near them include: basil, oregano and rosemary.
Beans, corn, cucumbers, icicle radishes, melon, onions, pumpkin, Borage, Dill, Marigolds, Nasturtium, Oregano

Carrots, celery, chards, corn, eggplant, peas, brassicas,
beets, radish, strawberry and cucumbers

Beans, Corn, peas, beets, radishes, carrots,
Dill and Nasturtiums

Beans, peas, peppers, spinach, tarragon, thyme and marigold

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, peanuts, peas, potato, pumpkin, soybeans, 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

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the great info! I have a teeny-tiny garden, so it's great to know what goes with what! :)
~ Christine

Katherines Corner said...

we are up to our knees in snow and look longingly out the window at our big garden. Always love your posts. Thank you so much for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop so much fun Hugs!

Mamal Diane said...

Counting down the days till planting time! Thanks for joining us at the Gathering Spot this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

I love getting new garden tips. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

Hmmm...I didn't know about companion plants! Very cool. It will be nice when we are out of our apartment and in a house again so we can garden!

Thanks for linking up with Take it on Tuesday!

Black Fox Homestead said...

What a great resource Mary! Thank you so much for linking this up to the HomeAcre Hop. We look forward to having you back again tomorrow.

Sylvia Avey said...

Such a handy article. Thank you for sharing. I've passed along your wisdom on my latest post!