companion planting


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companion planting

n.
The cultivation of different species of plants together in the same area for the purpose of benefiting one or more of them, as planting an insect-repelling plant in a vegetable garden.

companion planting

A method of discouraging pest attack by positioning plants that are thought to deter pests alongside susceptible crops.
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To keep gardens healthy Companion planting is the term for plants that assist in the growth of others - be it repelling pests or providing nutrients.
Companion planting some herbs or flowers to ward off specific insects may further help.
Secrets Of Companion Planting For Successful Gardening
We love our Vegetable Garden Planner, too, and are particularly fond of the personalized planning charts and companion planting information.
Companion planting works on the basis that putting certain species together will deter pests or increase productivity.
Companion planting works on the premise that planting certain things together will free one or the other plant from pests, or boost productivity.
It describes the design, construction, energy capture, bed layout, soil building, and ventilation of these greenhouses, as well as companion planting, integrated pest management, and the use of microclimates, along with case studies.
Plant in a sunny sheltered spot, preferably with some companion planting at the bottom to cover the bare lower stems.
From using 'green' manure and avoiding diseases without resulting to chemical applications to companion planting and harvesting choices, this book takes organic gardening one step beyond the norm and provides a survey of solid, proven methods that work.
Making use of companion planting, these can be intermixed to grow in a succession of layers; to build a woodland habitats.
This companion planting will guarantee a long spring-summer array of perpetual flowers.
Hence, marigolds are often used in companion planting for tomato, eggplant, chili pepper, tobacco, and potato.
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