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Companion Plants
<ul><li>Diverse mix of plants makes healthy beautiful garden </li></ul>
<ul><li>Many believe certain plant combinations have extraordinary (some even believe mysterious) powers for helping each ...
<ul><li>Scientific study confirms: </li></ul><ul><li>some combinations have real benefits unique to those combinations </l...
How does companion planting work?   <ul><li>Companions help each other grow </li></ul><ul><li>Tall plants provide shade fo...
<ul><li>Companions use garden space efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Vining plants cover the ground, upright plants grow up. ...
<ul><li>Companions prevent pest problems </li></ul><ul><li>Plants like onions repel some pests </li></ul><ul><li>Other pla...
<ul><li>Companions attract beneficial insects </li></ul><ul><li>Every successful garden needs plants that attract the pred...
Roses, garlic chives <ul><li>Garlic said to repel rose pests </li></ul><ul><li>Garlic chives just as repellent </li></ul><...
Tomatoes, cabbage <ul><li>Tomatoes repellent to diamondback moth larvae which chew large holes in cabbage leaves </li></ul>
Cucumbers, nasturtiums <ul><li>nasturtium vining stems  </li></ul><ul><li>make great companion  </li></ul><ul><li>among cu...
Peppers,  pigweed or ragweed <ul><li>Leafminers preferred the weeds  </li></ul><ul><li>to pepper plants  </li></ul><ul><li...
Cabbage, dill <ul><li>Dill attracts the tiny beneficial wasps that control imported cabbageworms and other cabbage pests <...
Corn and beans <ul><li>Beans attract beneficial insects that prey on corn pests such as leafhoppers, fall armyworms and le...
Lettuce, tall flowers <ul><li>Nicotiana (flowering tobacco), cleome (spider flower) give lettuce light shade </li></ul>
Radishes and spinach <ul><li>Radishes attract leafminers away from spinach </li></ul><ul><li>The damage the leafminers do ...
Potatoes, sweet alyssum <ul><li>sweet alyssum  - tiny flowers that attract predatory wasps </li></ul><ul><li>Plant sweet a...
Cauliflower, dwarf zinnias <ul><li>Nectar from dwarf zinnias lures ladybugs and other predators that help protect cauliflo...
Collards, catnip <ul><li>Studies have found that planting catnip alongside collards reduces flea-beetle damage on collards...
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  1. 1. Companion Plants
  2. 2. <ul><li>Diverse mix of plants makes healthy beautiful garden </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Many believe certain plant combinations have extraordinary (some even believe mysterious) powers for helping each other grow </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Scientific study confirms: </li></ul><ul><li>some combinations have real benefits unique to those combinations </li></ul><ul><li>Practical experience demonstrates how to pair certain plants for mutual benefit </li></ul>
  5. 5. How does companion planting work? <ul><li>Companions help each other grow </li></ul><ul><li>Tall plants provide shade for sun-sensitive shorter plants </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Companions use garden space efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Vining plants cover the ground, upright plants grow up. Two plants in one patch. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Companions prevent pest problems </li></ul><ul><li>Plants like onions repel some pests </li></ul><ul><li>Other plants can lure </li></ul><ul><li>pests away from more </li></ul><ul><li>desirable plants </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Companions attract beneficial insects </li></ul><ul><li>Every successful garden needs plants that attract the predators of pests </li></ul>
  9. 9. Roses, garlic chives <ul><li>Garlic said to repel rose pests </li></ul><ul><li>Garlic chives just as repellent </li></ul><ul><li>small purple or white flowers in </li></ul><ul><li>late spring look great with </li></ul><ul><li>rose flowers and foliage </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tomatoes, cabbage <ul><li>Tomatoes repellent to diamondback moth larvae which chew large holes in cabbage leaves </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cucumbers, nasturtiums <ul><li>nasturtium vining stems </li></ul><ul><li>make great companion </li></ul><ul><li>among cucumbers, squash </li></ul><ul><li>Reputed to repel cucumber </li></ul><ul><li>beetles, but better as </li></ul><ul><li>habitat for predatory </li></ul><ul><li>insects, such as spiders </li></ul><ul><li>and ground beetles </li></ul>
  12. 12. Peppers, pigweed or ragweed <ul><li>Leafminers preferred the weeds </li></ul><ul><li>to pepper plants </li></ul><ul><li>in study </li></ul><ul><li>Remove flowers </li></ul><ul><li>before they set seed </li></ul>
  13. 13. Cabbage, dill <ul><li>Dill attracts the tiny beneficial wasps that control imported cabbageworms and other cabbage pests </li></ul>
  14. 14. Corn and beans <ul><li>Beans attract beneficial insects that prey on corn pests such as leafhoppers, fall armyworms and leaf beetles </li></ul><ul><li>Beans climb up corn stalks </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lettuce, tall flowers <ul><li>Nicotiana (flowering tobacco), cleome (spider flower) give lettuce light shade </li></ul>
  16. 16. Radishes and spinach <ul><li>Radishes attract leafminers away from spinach </li></ul><ul><li>The damage the leafminers do to radish leaves doesn't prevent radishes from growing well </li></ul>
  17. 17. Potatoes, sweet alyssum <ul><li>sweet alyssum - tiny flowers that attract predatory wasps </li></ul><ul><li>Plant sweet alyssum alongside </li></ul><ul><li>bushy crops like potatoes, or </li></ul><ul><li>let it spread to form living ground </li></ul><ul><li>cover under arching plants </li></ul><ul><li>like broccoli </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cauliflower, dwarf zinnias <ul><li>Nectar from dwarf zinnias lures ladybugs and other predators that help protect cauliflower </li></ul>
  19. 19. Collards, catnip <ul><li>Studies have found that planting catnip alongside collards reduces flea-beetle damage on collards </li></ul>
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