Companion Planting - Footprint Trust, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom


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Companion Planting - Footprint Trust, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

  1. 1. Companion PlantingThe improvement in growth or flavour is probably due to the companionplant adding some of the micro-nutrients or the roots may supportmicro-organisms such as mycorrhizal fungi which improve their uptake.In the case of legumes they fix nitrogen, and White Clover is includedin some grass seed mixes, for this reason - it is also drought resistantso greens up quicker than grass when used in lawns. • Some plants exude protective chemicals called allelochemicals from their roots or foliage, which can deter pests, e.g. African Marigolds produce thiopene which repels nematodes so it makes a good companion plant for root crops which are attacked by nematodes. • Beneficial insects can be attracted to a cropping area by planting something which they use as a food nearby, e.g. adult Hover Flies feed on nectar, but their larvae feed on aphids so planting nectar-rich flowering plants will attract them and they will lay their eggs on plants where there are pests.Based on information provided by Good Plant Bad Companions Companions Asparagus Tomato, Basil, Potatoes Parsley Beans Carrots, Leeks, Chives, Garlic, Cabbage, Onions Cucumber, Cauliflower Broad Potatoes, Lettuce Fennel Beans Dwarf Beetroot Beans Beetroot Kohlrabi, Dwarf Runner/Climbing Beans, Onions, Beans, Lettuce, Chives Cabbage, Broccoli Dill, Celery, Tomatoes, Chamomile, Strawberries, Oregano Sage, Rosemary Brussel Potatoes, Sage, Strawberries, Sprouts Hyssop, Thyme Rosemary
  2. 2. Good Plant Bad Companions Companions Cabbage Beetroot, Tomatoes, Garlic, Potatoes, Beans, Strawberries, Celery, Onions, Sage Dill, Mint, Thyme, Oregano Capsicum Basil Carrots Leeks, Lettuce, Dill, Parsnip, Chives, Onions, Peas, Sage, Rosemary, Tomatoes RadishCauliflower Celery, Celeriac, Strawberries, Rue, Beans, Oregano Peas, Potato, Nasturtium Celery Leeks, Beans, Parsnip, Potato, Cabbage, Wheat Tomatoes Corn Melons, Squash, Pumpkins, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Parsnips, Artichokes, Jerusalem ArtichokesCucumber Beans, Peas, Potatoes, Sage, Radish, Celery, Cauliflower, Basil Carrots Chives Carrots, Tomatoes, Parsley, Parsnips, Fruit Trees Eggplant Beans, Potato,(Aubergine) MarjoramHorseradish Potatoes, Fruit Trees Kohlrabi Beetroot, Onion, Pole Beans, Dwarf Beans Tomatoes, Cucumber Leeks Carrots, Celery, Celeriac, Strawberries Lettuce Strawberries, Parsley, Beans, Cabbage, Beetroot, Parsnip Carrots, Onions
  3. 3. Good Plant Bad Companions Companions Nasturtium Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussel Cauliflower, Sprouts, Potato, Cucumber Radish, Squash, Zucchini, Fruit Trees Onions Cabbage, Beans, Peas, Parsnip, Carrots, Parsley, Leeks Beetroot, Lettuce Potato Beans, Corn, Pumpkin, Squash, Cabbage, Cucumber, Dill, Horseradish Eggplant, Tomatoes, Raspberries Peas Carrot, Corn, Onions, Garlic, Shallot Cucumber, Beans, Radish Pumpkin Sweetcorn, Potato Marjoram Radish Cucumber, Hyssop, Squash, Lettuce Peas, Nasturtium Spinach Broad Beans, Strawberries, Fruit Trees Tomato Asparagus, Basil, Beetroot, Fennel, Lima Beans, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Cabbage Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Potato, Rosemary, Carrots, Chives, Dill, Onions, Parsley, Parsnip, Nasturtium S = Seed sowing T = Transplant Notes: (1) This table is a guide only, please observe the seasonal weather patterns before deciding when to plant, as there will often be distinct differences in summer weather from one year to the next. (2) Planting times will vary for different varieties of the one vegetable. Thanks to Canberra Organic Growers’ Society Inc. 1995, Canberra Organic Growers’ Society IncInformation provided by ….