By Mel Jeffreys
**Amazon #1 Bestseller** Companion planting comprises strategic place of the vegetables and fruit that you just plant to maximise area to be had, deter or distract pests and to use the nutrition to be had within the soil the place you live.
- History, purposes & merits for spouse planting
- Planning your backyard together with backyard mattress rules and soil management
- Guides to worthwhile better half crops together with plant life and herbs
- Combinations of crops that paintings good jointly or to avoid
- Companion crops to motivate worthwhile insects into your garden
While there are a couple of types of thoughts, there aren't any not easy and speedy ideas for which procedure you might want to select, this e-book can assist to lead you within the correct direction.
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Extra resources for A Beginners Guide to Companion Planting: Companion Gardening with Flowers, Herbs & Vegetables
To attract the predatory insects, you can plant fennel, parsley, coriander, carrots and other ground cover flowers. Planting Combinations to Use/Avoid – Fruit and Vegetables • Asparagus – Asparagus takes a long time to propagate and grow to edible size from seeds. You want to make sure you give its development all the advantages it can use. Planting asparagus with carrots, tomatoes, and parsley can help improve the flavor and increase production. Avoid planting near onions, garlic and potatoes.
Companion planting can also help with obtaining at least a part of a crop despite catastrophic damage to a crop nearby. If the borer worms destroy your lettuce, corn or cabbage plants, the other veggies in the same location may escape total destruction and still provide some fruit for you. The more plants in the same space there are, the greater the odds of harvesting at least one of those crops. While some insects prefer one type of vegetation over another, some are voracious enough to devour whatever they find.
See section on Allelopathy for more information. Positive Hosting Positive hosting involves planting specific plants that attract the beneficial insects so that they can spread to your garden plants and eliminate the problem pests. These plants serve as a “host” that will eventually be consumed by the beneficial insects. If you have a colony of beneficial insects growing near your garden, you won’t have a need for the chemicals. We will look at a few of these positive hosting plants. Trap Cropping Trap cropping involves planting a decoy plant near susceptible vegetables to draw away the destructive insects.
A Beginners Guide to Companion Planting: Companion Gardening with Flowers, Herbs & Vegetables by Mel Jeffreys