Garlic Companion Planting Guide

Garlic is an awesome companion plant, it accumulates sulfur, a naturally occurring fungicide which will help in the garden with disease prevention. Garlic also is helpful in pest suppression, it discourages aphids, flea beetle, Japanese beetle, fungus gnats, codling moths, cabbage loopers, ants, snails and spider mites as well as vampires and members of the … Read more

Fruit Salad Franken Tree

Fruit salad trees, or even as some call them “Franken-Trees” are not some exotic product that Alice brought back through the looking glass nor are they a futuristic GMO . They are simply multiple fruit tree buds/branches grafted onto a single root stock to produce functional and aesthetic trees that produce multiple varieties of fruit … Read more

Garlic Inter Planted with Fruit Trees

Garlic has strong anti fungal properties and is effective against many issues that plague fruit trees. Planted near the base of apple trees, garlic protects against apple scab. Planted near the base of peach trees it protects from leaf curls. Many of the same issues that affect Apples and Peaches also hamper pear and cherry trees so naturally garlic is … Read more

Dill Companion Plants. What to Plant with Dill.

Plants to locate with Dill and keep away from Dill Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each others health, vigor, growth and the flavor of their produce. It also naturally involves separating plants whose development is antagonistic to each other. It … Read more

Tomato Companion Plants

Companion Planting is not only the placement of mutually beneficial crops in close physical proximity but also naturally involves separating plants whose development is antagonistic to each other. A plant that attracts a certain class of insect pest, fungal or microbial pathogen should not be placed near another plant that is adversely effected by the same … Read more

Strawberry Companion Plants – Inter-Planting

Fragaria ananassa.     Full Sun     Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5 Best Companions Borage – Spinach – Beans “Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – … Read more

Chives as Companion Plants

Chives are highly beneficial to other plants in your vegetable garden. Their aesthetically appealing flowers attract pollinating insects while the sulfur based oils that flow through the plant act as a repellant to many harmful insects. When planted near carrot and related root crops it has been proven to result in larger and longer carrot … Read more

Horticultural Oils for Home Gardens

Dormant Oil Sprays Dormant Oil spray, a type of Horticultural oil, is applied after leaf drop in Autumn and again before the buds break in spring. They are used to kill pests and their eggs that have over wintered on and in the trees and woody plants and are effective against small, soft bodied pests … Read more

Oregano Companion Planting

Strange thing about Oregano is that is one plant that does not have any known antagonstic relationship with other plants. It is beneficial to most plants as it provides general pest suppression. It also increases humidity if allowed to spread amongst crops. It is a short plant that can planted among and even under most … Read more

Peas Companion Plants – Permaculture

Best Companions Squash, Lettuce Carrots “Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever … Read more