, positioning plants that aid neighbouring plants, can be used to help reduce pests.
Another great tip to maximise your outdoor space - consider companion planting
FOR generations, companion planting
has been used to repel pests, or at least lure them to another plant away from your crops, as well as attracting beneficial insects who will eat some of the nuisance ones.
Then I picked up a headline: "Carrots love tomatoes" - a reference to the benefits of companion planting
, with particular regard to pest and disease control and pollination.
other For generations, companion planting
has been used to repel pests, or at least lure them to anplant away from your crops, as well as attracting beneficial insects who will eat some of the nuisance ones.
healthboosting 8plant companions Lovage is an excellent companion plant for all crops except rhubarb - it is said to improve the health of most plants and is considered the flowers chives bees and cabbage "the magic bullet" of companion planting
. Borage attracts pollinators and assists the growth of most plants, particularly strawberries, cucurbits and tomatoes and the leaves make excellent liquid fertiliser or can be used as a mulch.
The emergency marigold companion planting
yielded minimal reductions in whitefly, but the use of limonene dispensers was more effective.
* COMPANION PLANTING
: Companion planting
is the close pairing of different plants that enhance each other's growth, or protect each other from pests.
* February 28 -- Maximizing your Production: Succession and Companion Planting
"Top Plants for Companion Planting
" (April/May 2018) was an enlightening article, but the author didn't mention one of the most important beneficial species of pollinators attracted by dill plants.
Pest control is achieved mostly by companion planting
Chemicals aren't the only answer to pests - nature provides its own repellents with companion planting
. This is when you grow two plants together for the beneficial effect they have.