Potato Companion Plants – Permaculture

Solanum tuberosum     Full Sun      Soil pH: 4.5 – 6.0 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 … Read more

Pumpkins Companion Plants – Inter-Planting

Cucurbita maxima    Full Sun     Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.5    Best Companions: Corn and Beans Intercropping Pumpkin “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, … Read more

Do Sunflowers make Cucumbers Sweeter?

Interplanting Cucumbers and Sunflower ‘Cucumbers are sweeter when planted with sunflowers’, that’s what I kept hearing. I could find no scientific validity to this old wives tale so I decided to try it for myself a few years back. Lo and behold I’ll be darned if it didn’t work. Perhaps it was coincidence, perhaps just … Read more