Monday, May 12, 2014

Companion Planting Shortcut

Just sent out this info this morning!  ENJOY!
Blue Clouds Header Image
2014 Planting Guide                     Top Crops with Companions

Forward to a Friend
Email Me

Find Out More 

Like us on Facebook

We'd like to hear
from YOU! 
What region / state  
are you in and what  
grows best for you?

Listada de Gandia Eggplant
Riesentraube Tomato

Purple Opal Basil

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog

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!!!
Like us on Facebook

Not sure about "companions,"
Check out Back to the Basics.
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!

Asparagus, basil, bean, Borage, cucumber, lettuce, marigold, nasturtium, onion, peas, 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, 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


MAY Seed Planting Guide for the US by Region

Grow Your Own "Medicine"

Using Diatomaceous Earth


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.

Unknown 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!

Unknown 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!