Дата публикации: 2018-05-27 17:22
The main benefits of companion planting are plant diversity to help control pests, protection for some plants by others from the elements and nutrients. Your practice of ‘mixing things up a bit’ is a good one. Plants have different nutrient requirements to each other and can happily co-exist in the same spot. The garden dimensions you have given works out to about 76 square metres. With some planning you could grow about half the vegetable requirements for a family of four. There is another answer about companion planting that has been uploaded along with this one. Please refer to it for some more information. Let’s get growing!
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Companion planting has a lot of benefits in a small orchard by reducing weed competition, providing host plants for beneficial insects, adding winter colour, providing habitat for small birds and lizards, providing more food in a smaller space and attracting pollinators. Any daisy type flowers will be good for pollinators as well as being host plants for predatory insects. Ground cover plants like pumpkins will happily use up space while suppressing weeds. Deep rooted plants like comfrey amd lucerne will be harvestable as mulch, lucerne is also a good ‘bee plant’. Don’t forget chooks, they will clean up a host of pests and fertilise as they go. It’s a good idea to provide a water source as well for birds and small animals
I believe that it was Peter Cundall who recommended growing the African marigold 8775 Crackerjack 8776 to repel couch grass, and I must say, it certainly seems to help
Secondly, it doesn 8767 t work so well because it isn 8767 t understood. We 8767 ve all heard that basil and tomatoes should be planted together, but why? How many of each is required? Is one basil per tomato enough? Who benefits? What are we deterring? Does it enhance flavour? For years, I planted one basil plant next to each of my tomatoes, and guess what? Nothing happened. There was no discernable difference in taste. Nothing seemed to be encouraged or deterred. Nothing grew better or worse than it had before, there was simply no advantage, other than me not having to walk so far to make a pasta sauce!
Basil and thyme are good plants to have with blueberries. Legumes such as broad beans and other legumes grown as a cover crop are also good. Pull them out and lay them as mulch and they will add nitrogen to the soil. They will also assist in keeping the roots of the blueberries cooler.
We 8767 d love to be able to give an accurate answer, but we are more familiar with Australia. However, websites tell us that your state is very dry, but that the temperature varies considerably depending where you live since the state is quite large and altitude varies enormously. Water will definitely be the limiting factor pretty much everywhere. So your pots would best plastic, ceramic or some other material that does not allow evaporation . terracotta. The best system would be wicking beds where you can control moisture by applying it from the bottom. Our post https:///wicking-beds/ explains how to construct them.
I have a garden that is approx. 68 meters long and varies from 5 to 8 8797 in width. I generally plant the taller plants in the longer rows like tomatoes, snow peas, corn etc. In the shorter rows things like radish cabbage broccoli lettuce celery capies beetroot shallots. I am putting in some basil mint parsley and also some marigolds near some cabbage. Trying different things this year honi tsai tai, rocket, baby spinach. Put some bird netting over some of the garden to stop sparrows eating the seedlings and hopefully keep the moths out. I do try and mix it up a bit where I plant things from year to year. So I can have up to 67-65 things in the garden at the one time and they all seem to grow well. My question is they say don 8767 t plant this near that how far away from each other is this irrelevant.
Companion plants are used in gardening and agriculture, on the theory that they assist each other in nutrient uptake, pest control, pollination, and other factors necessary to increasing crop productivity. Companion planting is used by farmers and gardeners.
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