Bush Beans Can Be One Of The Best Ways To Have Garden Companions

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Reuse space for early and late organic gardening. Planting garden companions like bush beans and eggplant will add nitrogen to the soil and protect the eggplant from the Colorado potato beetles.

Planting bush beans with Lutz beets will give you three foods in one area. Beans are known as a protein dynamo. The beets can be grown large without turning woody and the tops from the beets are fantastic greens sweeter the spinach.

Only harvest about a third of the beet tops from the largest outer leaves from about half of the beets first then from the other half the following week. Continue harvesting back and forth making sure to leave enough leaves to feed the roots.

Growing shell type beans with the beets will allow you to make a good organic favorite of mine "greens and beans" by cooking the shelled beans and beet tops with a little butter and sea salt and pepper.

The beans put nitrogen in the soil feeding the beets and helping them produce more tops making for a win win solution. If you start your beans early enough you will have time for a second planting.

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Green beans and wax beans are among the most popular beans you can grow simply because they are extremely easy to grow and yield an abundant crop.

A planned organic garden with bush type beans, green or waxed, as well as any other type beans can be garden companions to a large variety of tasty vegetables.

Some Great Garden Companions For Bush Beans include:

Beans are great organic garden companions to the above plants. They encourage growth of the companion plant, and add nitrogen to the soil. Green beans protect eggplant from the Colorado potato beetle.


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