Companion Planting - Seattle, Washington

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Companion Planting - Seattle, Washington

  1. 1. 11/5/2010 Companion Planting Benefits of Companion Planting Placing two or more plant species in a way that at least one species benefits the others by deterring pests, building soil or attracting beneficial creatures. Common Companion PlantingBenefits of Companion Planting Techniques• Grow more in a small space • Interplanting• Supports beneficial organisms• Increases soil health and fertility• Crop rotation and plant diversity helps • N Nurse Pl ti Planting prevent pests and diseases• Creates a healthy, diverse garden • Trap Cropping environment Interplanting: growing more than Tall and Short Plantsone type of plant to maximize space • Tall and Short Plants • Cool and Warm Season Plants • Undersowing with Cover Crops • Slow and Fast Growing Plants 1
  2. 2. 11/5/2010Cool and Warm Season Crops Undersowing with Cover CropsSlow and Fast Growing Plants Nurse Planting: species that create shelter and other favorable conditions in which more delicate plants can get a start or plants that fix it fi nitrogen and i d improve soil vitality. il it lit Nurse planting Trap Cropping: using plants to attract good and bad bugs. 2
  3. 3. 11/5/2010Plants to attract good bugs Plants to attract bad bugs Companion Planting www.seattletilth.org 3

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