Companion Planting Guide
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Companion Planting Guide

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    over the troll bridge in the Land of Kings
    Posts
    22,283

    Arrow Companion Planting Guide

    This is from a fella on FB called The Seed Guy. Between he and Mary's Heirloom Seeds, I find much valuable gardening information. This is a great one to copy and save for planting time. Companion planting really makes a difference! ~ Deb

    COMPANION HERB PLANTS THAT REPEL PESTS

    Here is a great Companion Plants Chart of different Herb you can plant together with your vegetables to make the most use of space and deter pests. If you are like most Families, and want to stay away from harmful synthetic chemicals and pesticides, and grow Organically, the best way to do that is to select plants for your garden that will help control and repel your insect pests.
    Also included below are some Herbs that are the best Companion Plants, and will help keep away your pests.
    ARTEMISIA - This plant produces a strong antiseptic aroma that repels most insects. Planted as a border, it can also deter small animals like Rabbits and moles.
    BASIL -The oils in Basil are said to repel thrips, flies and mosquitoes. Planted alongside Tomatoes, will help you to grow larger,
    tastier tomatoes.

    BEE BALM- I love this plant because it attracts bees to my garden. It is another plant that you can grow with your Tomatoes.
    BORAGE - Borage repels Tomato horn worms and cabbage worms, and also attracts beneficial bees and wasps. Borage also adds trace elements to the soil. Borage flowers are edible.
    CATNIP - This plant repels just about everything, including flea beetles, aphids, Japanese beetles, squash bugs, ants, and weevils.
    CHIVES - Chives are great plants to repel Japanese beetles and carrot rust flies. It has also been said that Chives will help prevent scab when planted among apple trees.
    CHRYSANTHEMUMS - When I do use an insecticide I use one made from chrysanthemums called Pyrethrum. This all-natural pesticide can help control things like roaches, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bedbugs, and to control ants in certain parts of the garden. In the garden white flowering chrysanthemums are said to drive away Japanese beetles, and Painted Daisy kills root nematodes.
    DAHLIAS - Dahlias repel nematodes and the blooms are great for adding some color to flower borders and fresh arrangements.
    DILL - Dill is best planted with Cucumbers and Onion varieties. During the cool season It can also be planted with Lettuce. Dill attracts Hoverflies and predatory wasps, and its foliage is used as food by swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. Tomato horn worms are also attracted to Dill, so if you plant it at a distance, you can help draw these destructive insects away from your Tomatoes. Dill repels aphids and spider mites. Sprinkling Dill leaves on squash plants will also repel squash bugs,
    FENNEL- Repels aphids, slugs and snails.
    GARLIC - In addition to its great taste and health benefits, Garlic planted near roses repels aphids. It also deters coddling moths, Japanese beetles, root maggots, snails, and carrot root fly. When planted alongside Onions, they also deter moles and mice.
    HYSSOP - Hyssop is great for attracting honeybees to the garden, and you will need them for pollination of some of your Veggies.
    LAVENDER - Lavender is a favorite among many beneficial insects, including bees, and also repels fleas and moths.
    MARIGOLDS - The Marigold is probably the most well known plant for repelling insects. French marigolds repel Whiteflies and kill bad nematodes. Mexican marigolds are said to keep away a host of destructive insects and wild rabbits as well. If you choose marigolds for your garden they must be scented to work as a good repellant. And while this plant drives away many bad bugs, it also attracts spider mites and snails--which are good.
    NASTURTIUMS- You can plant Nasturtiums with my Tomatoes and Cucumbers as a way to fight off wooly aphids, white flies, Squash
    bugs, and Cucumber beetles. The flowers, especially the yellow blooming varieties, act as a trap for aphids.

    PETUNIAS - They are great to have for color in your garden, and you get the added benefit that they repel Asparagus beetles, leaf hoppers, and a range of aphids, Tomato worms, and a good many other pests.
    ROSEMARY-Deters Cabbage moth, Bean beetles and the Carrot fly
    SUMMER SAVORY: Plant with beans and onions to improve growth and flavor. Include it with sweet potatoes. Discourages cabbage moths, Mexican bean beetles, sweet potato weevil and black aphids. Honey bees love it when it is in bloom.
    SUNFLOWERS - I use Sunflowers as a way to draw aphids away from my other plants. Ants move their colonies onto Sunflowers. The Sunflowers are tough enough that they suffer no damage.
    THYME-Deters Cabbage worm

    At THE SEED GUY, you can get our 64 Variety Heirloom Seed package that is Small Farm Grown, fresh from 2016 Harvest, has 38,000 Seeds, and contains many of the Companion Plant varieties listed above. You will get 50 Veggie Seed varieties,and then a 14 Variety Herb Companion Seed Pkg as a Bonus. Price is $59
    https://www.facebook.com/theseedguy






    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~it's all about choices.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,421

    Default

    Tis true and has been repeated numerously over the last few decades.

    Take this a step forward.........when combining food/cooking compatibility.

    Not from an insect repellant aspect but one of plant symbiosis. There is
    a wow factor there. Check it out. ie potatoes and horseradish for starters.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    over the troll bridge in the Land of Kings
    Posts
    22,283

    Default

    Of course it has been reported repeatedly, but some folks are new to gardening and don't even have an idea about companion planting. This is for them - and to remind some of us old time gardeners the advantages of being mindful of how and where we plant.

    The food &/or cooking compatibility idea is something I haven't thought of, Spike. Using the chart and information above, it's quite interesting and makes sense
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~it's all about choices.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,421

    Default

    Thanks for bringing it up again. Maybe our task is to educate and share so all is not lost.
    There are numerous resources...here is another... http://www.motherearthnews.com/organ...z81mjzraw.aspx

    Once we get this companion planting down, we should explore lunar gardening. Another oldie that cannot be dismissed.
    Check out Louise Riotte. There are others I can share later.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    over the troll bridge in the Land of Kings
    Posts
    22,283

    Default

    Spike - picked up the soil testing kits from the extension office today. Will get that scooped up in the next couple of days. Will let you know the results..... thanks for offering to help check it out.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~it's all about choices.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,421

    Default

    Miss DaBee,

    Got this from MEN this AM........Garlic
    Some good tips in there. What i found
    lacking was a tip on sulphur. Garlic is a
    luxury consumer of sulphur. Once we see
    the test, we can factor the volume needed.
    Won't need much and I have plenty for you.

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/organ....aspx?PageId=1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •