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