Comparison of Companion Planting Guides for Most Common Garden Vegetables

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Comparison of Companion Planting Guides for Most Common Garden Vegetables

Comparison of Companion Planting Guides for Most Common Garden Vegetables

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  • 1. COMPARISON OFCOMPANION PLANTING GUIDES FOR MOST COMMONGARDEN VEGETABLES copyright © 2009 Plangarden
  • 2. OBJECTIVE: This guide surveys four companion planting guides to reveal the relativedegrees of agreement among four selected gardening book authors (see references).However, regardless of consensus, companion planting recommendations arenot always effective due many influences on a vegetable garden. Record yourown observations to determine the best companions in your garden!HOW TO READ THE TABLES REFERENCES LEGEND • Carr, Anna 1985. Good Neighbors: Companion Planting for GOOD companion Gardeners, Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press. • Riotte, Louise 1975. Carrots Love Tomatoes, Pownal, VT: GOOD companion; some references do not Storey Publishing. comment if good • Little, Brenda 2008. Secrets of Companion Planting, Sandy, BAD companion UT: Silverleaf Press BAD companion; some • Smith, Edward C. 2000. The Vegetable Gardener’s BIBLE, references do not comment if bad North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing CONFLICTING info; some references say GOOD; others say BAD copyright © 2009 Plangarden
  • 3. Table IBeans, bush/pole Bell Peppers Table II shows other companionsBrassica-Cabbage Carrots Corn Cucumbers Lettuce Onion/Allium Peas copyright © 2009 Plangarden Potatoes Radishes Spinach TomatoesZucchini/squash
  • 4. Table IIBeans, bush/pole TREE & PLANT ALERTS! Bell Peppers • Apple trees can harm potatoesBrassica/Cabbage • Black walnut trees can harm Carrots tomatoes and many other vegetables; keep it at a Corn distance from veg garden. Cucumbers • Keep absinthe wormwood Lettuce out of veg garden Onion/Allium Peas copyright © 2009 Plangarden Potatoes Radishes Spinach TomatoesZucchini/squash