Thursday, 31 March 2005

Companion Plants -Flowers, Herbs, fruit and Vegetables

 Typically as adventure for knowledge goes further there is a slight hiccup.  Massive of notes filling lots of folders start to accrue. Some sort of filing system needs to be developed as when searching through for your own information bits go here, there, and everywhere.

Add to that some gets misplaced in the physical filing itself.


Therefore what people will find here is what started out as a compilation regarding companion plants.  Simple enough. That is until the health benefits started to be found,  

Okay, not being a scientist just a person with an insatiable hunger

for how things work .... this system of filing has now gone further in depth.  For this there is  appreciation for the internet space with which the information is being shared with you. Enjoy the information layers under the links.  May each entry through to the adventure of where this information leads your next step bring smiles into your day.


Plant - Artichoke

    * Good Companion - Asparagus, Cabbage Family, Peas [ they exude nitrogen], sunflowers, tarragon

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers -

            Vegetables- Corn as it provides some shade during the hottest months.

                                Cucumbers - Artichoke makes a good trellis for cucumbers

            Boosts: flowering the artichoke attracts many beneficial pollinators into the area.

                Compliments the growth of 

        **  Bad Companion - Potatoes

            Pests - 

            Down Side - 

      • Heavy, very heavy nitrogen feeders.
      • Love extra rich, slightly alkaline soil.
      • Loves soil that drains well
      • Constant, and generous supply of water
      • Soil that is loose and well tilled.
      • Big leaves means lots of space around the plant that will be in shadow.
      • May grow up to a meter each side of the core stem, which also will grow up to 1 meter tall [ 4 ft]
        *** Uses For Artichoke : this is a plant that every part has so many uses it's truly amazing
        

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 Plant - Asparagus [aka Asparagus scandens)

    * Good Companion - 

         Aromatic herbs such as - Basil, Parsley,

            Flowers - Marjoram

            Boosts: the growth of Artichokes as these two grow at different times.

        **  Bad Companion - None

            Pests -

            Down Side - Native to South Africa.

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 Plant - Aubergine

    * Good Companion -

         Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side - Species of Nightshade

    Related to : tomatoe, chilli pepper, pepper


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Herb - Basil

    * Good Companion - Asparagus

            An effective repellant of flea beetles.

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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 Plant - Beans

    * Good Companion - Carrot, celery, cabbage family, cucumber, egg plant, lettuce, peas, potatoes, parsnip

        Aromatic herbs such as - Parsley

            Flowers - Marigolds

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Beetroot

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Brassicas Family include

    Arugula, Bok Choy, Broccoli ( Includes : Broccoflower, Broccolini, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Colloard Greens, Honesty (Lunaria Annua), Horseradish, Kale, Kalettes, Kolrabi, Napa, Purple Sprouting Broccoli Radishes, Romanesco, Rutabaga, Stock, Sweet Alyssum, Turnips, Wasabi, Watercress, Woad. 

    * Good Companion - Beet root, celery, lettuce, onion, potatoes, peas

        Aromatic herbs such as - chamomile, coriander, dill, hyssop, lavender, mint, nasturtium, rosemary, sage, tansy, thyme,

            Flowers - Marigolds.

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion - Garlic. Rue, Strawberries, tomatoes,

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Carrots

    * Good Companion - Lettuce, Leak, Onion, Radish, Tomatoes

        Aromatic herbs such as - chives, rosemary, sage,

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion - dill

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Herb - Catnip

    * Good Companion -

            an effective repellant of flea beetles, among other pests.

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -


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Plant -  Celery

    * Good Companion -Beans, cauliflower, cabbage, leek, tomatoes .

        Aromatic herbs such as - Dill

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Corn

    * Good Companion - Beans, cucumber, peas, potatoes,

pumpkin, squash, melons, parsnip, zuccini

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Cucumber

    * Good Companion - Beans, corn, Jerusalem Artichoke, peas. 

        Aromatic herbs such as -chives, 

            Flowers - Nasturtium, Sunflower

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -                    

  • Loves soil that drains well
  • Constant, and generous supply of water
  • Soil that is loose and well tilled.

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Plant - Egg plant

    * Good Companion - Beans, Potatoes

        Aromatic herbs such as - Marjoram

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Flower - Hollyhock

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Leek

    * Good Companion - Carrot, celery, onion

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion - Beans, Peas.

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Lettuce

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Flower - Marigolds

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Flower - Nasturtium

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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 Plant - Onions - Garlic

    * Good Companion - Beetroot, cabbage family, carrot, chamomile,  lettuce, radish, silverbeet, tomatoes,

        **  Bad Companion - Beans, Peas, Potatoes

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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 Plant - Parsnip

    * Good Companion -

        **  Bad Companion - Carrot, celery, caraway

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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 Plant - Peas

    * Good Companion - Beans, carrot, cucumber, corn, radish, swede, turnip, squash

        **  Bad Companion - Onions, garlic, potatoes, shallots

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Potatoes

    * Good Companion - Beans, Cabbage family, corn, eggplant, parsnip, peas,

            Aromatic herbs such as - horseradish

            Flowers - Marigolds, nasturtium

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

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Plant - Pumpkin / Squash/ Zucchini

    * Good Companions - are heat-tolerant, pollinator-attracting plants near by.

            Aromatic herbs such as - chives, chamomile, hyssop, oregano, marjoram, tansy

            Flowers - nasturtium

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion - Brassicas family [ie Brussel Sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Kale, Kohlrabi,] Potatoes,

                Pests -cucumber beetles,  aphids, squash bugs, squash vine borers

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Flower - Queen Anne's Lace

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Radish

    * Good Companion - Carrot, Lettuce, Peas, Onions, Parsnip          

             A good sacrificial crop - flea beetles go for radishes first.

        Aromatic herbs such as - Chervil, Nasturtium

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Spinach

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Silverbeet

    * Good Companion -

        **  Bad Companion -

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Plant - Strawberries

    * Good Companion -

            Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Sunchokes [ aka Jerusalem Artichokes]

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

                *** Uses for  - Cooking, rich in iron, potassium and B1

Low glycemic index ( GI) score than potatoes.  Which is great as it means the Sunchokes are not fattening.

                                                                                                    

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Flower - Sunflowers

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant -  Swede

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Herb -Tansy 

    * Good Companion -

            Boosts potassium in soil

            Repeals the Japanese beetle.

        **  Bad Companion -

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Herb - Tarragon

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Tomatoes

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - Turnip

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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 Plant - Vetch [ of the pea family]

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Herb - Yarrow (Achillea)

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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 Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

 Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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 Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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 Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

______________________________________ 

Plant - 

    * Good Companion -

        Aromatic herbs such as - 

            Flowers 

            Boosts: 

        **  Bad Companion -

            Pests -

            Down Side -

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