Companion Gardening Is Almost As Old As Gardening Itself
Companion Gardening naturally boosts production and protects your vegetable plants from pests.
By mixing your vegetable plants and bulb plants in an educated and well planned way you can increase your yield and protect your plants organically.
With all the foods from China and abroad ending up with warnings about safety and fraud it's time to think seriously about growing your own.
For thousands of years the Native Americans planted the three sisters, corn, beans, and squash together.
The corn gives support for the beans, the beans enrich the soil with nitrogen to enhance the growth of the corn, making them good fertilizer plants, and the squash protects the soil and roots from the hot sun while keeping down weed growth. The vines of the beans help keep raccoons from getting in the corn.
Vegetable plants such as tomatoes and bulb plants like onions also are great garden companions.
The onions protect the tomatoes from red spiders and also increase the rich tomato flavor.
My onions have always produced larger and sweeter bulbs when planted with tomato plants.
Bush beans make a good companion plant for Eggplant because they protect them from California beetles.
Plant some horseradish with you potatoes as a garden companion to help ward off disease, encourage growth, and ward off Colorado potato beetles and blister beetles.