Companion Plants

A Blessing to the Soil: Companion Plants for Beans

According to an Iroquois legend, beans are among the plants that were given as a gift by the Great Spirit to humankind.  These plants are watched over by three spirits, also known as "The Three Sisters".   Beans must indeed be gifts, not only to humans but to other plants as well, because these plants [...]

 

Good Neighbors: Companion Plants for Tomatoes

In the previous post, you read about carrots and tomatoes being the best of friends.  Indeed, they're good neighbors.  Aside from the benefits that they get from each other, they share a space-efficient companionship.  You can plant the carrots while the tomatoes are still small.  You don't have to worry about them competing for space [...]

 

Plants that Carrots Love: Companion Plants for Carrots

In the last blog post, you learned how companion plants help one another grow and protect each other from pests.  Carrot is another plant that can benefit from companion planting.  A popular book called "Carrots Love Tomatoes," originally published in 1975, is now widely considered as the bible of companion planting.  The author of this [...]

 

Potato’s Best Buddies: Companion Plants for Potatoes

The idea of companion planting is rather strange. It is easy to think of people and animals as social beings. They have relationships that are either beneficial or harmful. On the other hand, plants don't move and they can't communicate. However, plants do have relationships, too, in a way. They can help one another or [...]

 

Enriching Your Garden: What is Companion Planting?

Gardening can be a hobby that is fun, enriching, exciting and....stressful! Whether you're just starting out with gardening or are a seasoned green thumb; things can get pretty complicated when it comes to where and when to plant certain things. One term you may or may not have heard of is companion planting. This is something [...]