Author: Verity Webb Date Posted:17 November 2015
Companion planting is a great way to control pests, minimize disease and create a harmonious and naturally sustainable garden.
Here are some of the benefits and how to’s of companion planting…
It is important to note which family the vegetables come from, you need to think or research which plant/vegetable families complement each other. For example vegetables from the bean family (whether it be a bush or pole), like to be planted with celery, corn, cucumbers, strawberries and more but do not benefit from being planted with garlic and onion.
Check out this plant companion guide from Yates…
Don’t forget you can combine all sorts of plants together, whether they are herbs, flowers, trees or vegetables. Many old-fashioned gardens mixed these plant types together for beautifully successful garden beds.
Companion planting gives you the chance to work with Mother Nature for high yielding crops, free of pests and disease. By carefully choosing the right combination of plants, you can increase you garden tenfold and enjoy a beautiful harvest.
Happy planting Greenies xx