Companion Planting Vegetables

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Companion planting vegetables is the name given to the practice of planting certain vegetables together to optimise plant health and crop yield.

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Companion Planting Vegetables :

Companion Planting Vegetables Saving Money and the Planet With Companion Planting

Companion Planting Vegetables:

Companion Planting Vegetables Companion planting vegetables is the name given to the practice of planting certain vegetables together to optimise plant health and crop yield . Some plants get on better when they grow in the vicinity of certain others, and if two plants growing together leads to benefits for one or both of them then they can be called companions.

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Companion Planting Vegetables The amount of shelter, shade, and soil nutrients can all have an effect on whether plants are companions. For example a plant with a deep root system will likely be happier growing beside one with a shallow root system because there will be less competition for food.

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Companion Planting Vegetables Some plants help others by repelling pests or diseases. Tall plants can give support to to climbing plants, and in such a way corn and climbing beans can get along well. Onions, for example are good at deterring carrot fly, so the planting of onions between or beside the carrots is a good example of companion planting vegetables.

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Companion Planting Vegetables Companion planting vegetables is a practice often used in organic gardening . And growth of each plant is optimised with no use of artificial fertilisers. The plants themselves are better at controlling pests and diseases, so the need for pesticidal sprays is naturally diminished.

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Companion Planting Vegetables Grow-your-own gardeners should remember, though, that although many companion planting rules hold true internationally, there are many plant partnerships that have differing success depending on location and climate . Companion planting rules should perhaps be seen more as guidelines from which to start some experimenting to see which plant companions work best in their own soil and location.

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Companion Planting Vegetables At present in the global climate of financial hardship it is especially important for everyone to improve efficiency . An annual family grocery bill could be cut by hundreds with a large healthy crop from the garden. For vegetable gardeners, whether a large scale grower or a home gardener, that means getting the best yield possible in order to mitigate the effects of austerity measures.

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Companion Planting Vegetables Over the centuries gardeners have noted the results of planting partnerships. We can continue that ethos of experimentation, but we can also make use of knowledge that has been passed down through the generations. Companion planting guidelines that exist now are as a result of trial and error from down the years.

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Companion Planting Vegetables Companion planting doesn't have to just involve the co-planting of vegetables . Flowers that are commonly grown around or between vegetables include marigolds, nasturtiums and sunflowers, and herbs that are useful as companions include rosemary, thyme, sage and mint. Flowers and herbs can be very helpful in the vegetable plot too, where they help to repel pests and diseases.

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Companion Planting Vegetables Some fruit also likes to be planted in the company of other plants; strawberries and sage go well, and pests will be deterred by garlic planted around the base of a fruit tree.

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Companion Planting Vegetables As we have seen, companion planting vegetables has been around for centuries but it is enjoying a resurgence of popularity at the moment . It is ecologically sound, and as more people start to grow their own food they are interested in getting the most out of each plant. Quite right too, with over 7 billion mouths to feed on the planet, each plant counts!

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Companion Planting Vegetables Thank you for watching this presentation. For more information about Companion Planting visit our website: http://companionplantingvegetables.com Also – the new app ‘Companion Planting’ COMING SOON to the Apple App Store.

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