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Living Trellis Sunflowers And Cucumbers - Vertical Gardening With Companion Plants - YouTube

Sunflowers grow tall and create a living trellis for cucumbers and other vining plants. Vertical gardening in this manner saves time, money, and space in the...
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Companion Planting in Your Garden | Organic Farming Blog

Companion Planting in Your Garden | Organic Farming Blog | Companion Gardening | Scoop.it
Plants with nitrogen fixing ability can promote growth of nearby plants and thereby increasing your crops overall production; another thing is that companion planting maximizes your garden space so you can produce a very ...
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A friend in need: companion planting - The National

A friend in need: companion planting - The National | Companion Gardening | Scoop.it
We attend a workshop on companion planting, held by the Balcony and Urban Gardening Group in the UAE, to find out about the benefits of pairing up plants in your growing space.
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Companion Planting in the Vegetable Garden

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Your garden’s residents enjoy each other’s company, and companion planting is one way to foster better relationships all the way around.
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List of companion plants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


This is a list of companion plant relationships. Many more are in the list of beneficial weeds.

The purpose of this list is to provide plants that assist in the growth of others, be it attracting beneficial insects, naturally regulating pests, repelling harmful insects, providing nutrients, part of a biological pest control program, and in some cases simply a shaded microclimate or climbing support.

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The Garden Patch Grow Box – Perfect for Container Gardening :: Review and Giveaway | Two Classy Chics

The Garden Patch Grow Box – Perfect for Container Gardening :: Review and Giveaway | Two Classy Chics | Companion Gardening | Scoop.it
Spring has finally arrived here in south central Pennsylvania and I have already started my gardening, matter of fact...gardening is one of my favorite summer
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Monarch Butterfly Plants: How Garden Milkweed Gives Butterflies a Boost | Magazine Articles | WWF

Monarch Butterfly Plants: How Garden Milkweed Gives Butterflies a Boost | Magazine Articles | WWF | Companion Gardening | Scoop.it
RT @World_Wildlife: Help save Monarch butterflies: Plant native milkweed in your garden http://t.co/SF4UBs1C2M
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Companion planting: friends with benefits for your garden

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Certain plants in certain places can affect their neighbours for better or worse. Sarah Raven spoke to three experts on companion planting.

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Organic Farming and Companion Planting: How Does it Work?

Organic Farming and Companion Planting: How Does it Work? | Companion Gardening | Scoop.it

Gardeners are aware that an effective organic gardening will become feasible if there is a diverse mix of plants and food crops.  Moreover, some people believe that combining plant species may have extraordinary skills in helping each species to grow and propagate. Several studies claim that some plant species combination provides synergistic effects in their growth, and it has already been placed to practice by various gardeners today.

 

How it works?

Companion planting works in various ways. Some of its benefits include the following: companion planting helps each plant species grow, prevent pest problems, use garden space efficiently, and attract beneficial insects.

 

Examples of Winning Plant Species Combinations

Cabbage and tomatoes. Tomatoes can help maintain sustainable growth of the cabbages as it serves as a repellant to remove moth larvae.Corn and beans. Beans supplement the growth of the corns as it attracts favorable insects that prey on corn pests such as leaf beetles, leafhoppers and fall army worms.Cucumbers and nasturtiums. The Vining stems of the nasturtiums can be a great help among growing cucumbers, as they are capable of repelling cucumber beetles and spiders.Spinach and radishes. The growth of spinach will be enhanced when there are radishes planted around them. Radishes can lure the leaf miners away from the spinach. What’s quite interesting about this combination is that despite the damage of the radish leaves done by the pests, it doesn’t hamper the healthy growth of the radishes.Roses and chives. For gardeners who have been propagating roses, planting garlic near them is essential, as garlic is known to repel rose pests.Potatoes and sweet Alyssum. Sweet asylum propagates tiny flowers that serve to attract delicate advantageous insects like predatory wasps. Planting it along potatoes and broccoli ensures pest-free crops. Also, the sweet fragrance of Alyssumm provides a great scent in the garden.Collards and catnip. Researches reveal that planting catnip near the collards can help reduce the pestering of collards caused by flea beetles.Lettuce and tall flowers. Tall flowers like Nicotiana and Cleome can provide a great shade on the lettuce to have it grow at its best.

 

Indeed, companion planting can be an essential method in getting a higher yield of plant crops while maintaining the sustainability and biodiversity of the environment. Gardeners can apply some of the plant combinations in their organic gardens.


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Beginner's Guide to Companion Planting: Organic Gardening

Beginner's Guide to Companion Planting: Organic Gardening | Companion Gardening | Scoop.it
Use your garden space efficiently by planting combinations that help each other grow, prevent pest problems, and attract beneficial insects. Find out how to make companion planting work for you.
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Companion Plants for Forsythia

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Light up the spring landscape with mounds of yellow or sometimes white or pink forsythia flowers. Once the flowers fade, the leaves appear, opening to reveal deep green or variegated foliage that makes a perfect backdrop in the garden.
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