Paradox
©
Fisana

Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Companion planting guides


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 PsyBearknot

PsyBearknot

    Psyche-Killa

  • Moderator
  • 4,244 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:02 AM

Companion planting is the grouping of plants together so benificials properties of one are shared with others

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

http://www.motherear...az81mjzraw.aspx

http://www.ufseeds.c...ting-Chart.html
  • Myc, Baphom3t and sillyrabbitcubiesR4us like this

#2 PsyBearknot

PsyBearknot

    Psyche-Killa

  • Moderator
  • 4,244 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:03 AM

image.jpeg image.jpeg
  • Baphom3t and sillyrabbitcubiesR4us like this

#3 PsyBearknot

PsyBearknot

    Psyche-Killa

  • Moderator
  • 4,244 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:06 AM

Any links or guides that are on the more unusual...non traditional...lesser known plant side?

#4 PsyBearknot

PsyBearknot

    Psyche-Killa

  • Moderator
  • 4,244 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:23 PM

Not a guide but King stropharia is a companion too.

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

https://mycotopia.ne...n/#entry1269839

#5 Myc

Myc

    El Jardinero

  • App Administrator
  • 5,373 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 06 April 2016 - 08:48 AM

https://mycotopia.ne...piaceae-plants/

 

King Oysters appear to be good companions. Possibly even companions to certain yeasts:

https://mycotopia.ne...-my-experiment/

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.


  • PsyBearknot and Heirloom like this

#6 Heirloom

Heirloom

    practitioner

  • OG VIP
  • 4,196 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

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.


  • Myc and PsyBearknot like this

#7 Zwapa

Zwapa

    Mycophiliac

  • Free Member
  • 236 posts

Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:47 PM


MYC said : "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".)"
 
 
Thank you, i was just about to put the cauliflower and broc. on their bed. So what to put in between them?

Edited by Zwapa, 06 April 2016 - 02:48 PM.

  • PsyBearknot likes this

#8 Zwapa

Zwapa

    Mycophiliac

  • Free Member
  • 236 posts

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 !



#9 PsyBearknot

PsyBearknot

    Psyche-Killa

  • Moderator
  • 4,244 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:50 PM

Can't wait to show you all my sweet potato planter I'ma make with companions in mind!

Yes and yes to potatoes and carrots vs nematodes

Here is a good read

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ng005

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.

  • Myc likes this

#10 PsyBearknot

PsyBearknot

    Psyche-Killa

  • Moderator
  • 4,244 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 06 April 2016 - 11:08 PM

Here is a link talking about how best to use marigolds in companion planting.

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.




Like Mycotopia? Become a member today!