Companion planting guides
Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:02 AM
Basil improves the flavor of tomatoes
Merigolds for soil nematocides
Red flowering plants for humming birds and bee's
Here are links to a couple I follow
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Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:06 AM
Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:23 PM
I out my thread over in edibles since it's more of an edible grow log but I'll include info here too.
For now please take a look at the others interested in growing these too
Posted 06 April 2016 - 08:48 AM
King Oysters appear to be good companions. Possibly even companions to certain yeasts:
I've got about twelve pounds of spawn ready for experiments this year.
Thank you for posting this guide. Before now, I was ignorant and had no idea. Last year, I wondered why the broccoli and cauliflower were so un-happy. (It's because I planted them adjacent to each other - and the guides all say "combative".)
Seriously - way thanks. The charts you provided helped guide me toward purchasing items which I normally neglect. Like putting basil, spinach, and lettuce near the tomatoes. Marigolds.........I never think of them unless I see them in someone else's garden.
In regards to where plants like to grow. This year, I intend to plant lettuce in the lawn where dandelions prefer to grow. I'm interested to see if "milkweeds" like the same stuff and thrive in the same places. One could harvest both the dandelions and the lettuce for greens.
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 12:44 PM
Great subject , do nematodes go after carrots or potato? They damage root systems , I take for granted. I should know this from a biology class.I like marigolds and should grow them again . I know farmers here have problems with nematodes.
Myc I though that since no one has domesticated dandelions and they have been picked for probably thousands of years for salad and and a source of vit c among other nutes. Someone might domesticate them , creating a new garden food. Where people don't see them as weeds but for their value as food.
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:47 PM
Edited by Zwapa, 06 April 2016 - 02:48 PM.
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:52 PM
i plant some dill in between , or maybe rosemary. or other herb. should be good.
Thank you zwap ! You're welcome apa !
Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:50 PM
Yes and yes to potatoes and carrots vs nematodes
Here is a good read
The daarf French marigold seems to be the fav for battling em.
Put basil with tomatoe and potatoes as well to battle
Dill and onions between your broc and cauli and zinnias attract lady bugs.
Edited by PsyBearknot, 06 April 2016 - 10:56 PM.
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 11:08 PM
Not a link that is necessarily pro using marigolds. Comes with a warning that marigolds treat thurps and spider mites
I door gardners beware!
The Internet is full of the 2 sided argument of "this is best" vs "no it's not'
Just thought I'd include loosing opinions so we are educated on both sides of the story.