When gardening organic vegetables you should know which plants go well together. Knowing which plants help each other or hurt each other can mean the difference between your garden flourishing or failing. Knowing which plants complement each other will also help your garden from being eaten by those pesky bugs we all hate. Did you know that certain plants actually repel bugs.
The following plants go very well together and will help each other flourish:
– carrots, beets, garlic, scallions
– Lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes, spinach, turnips, beets, carrots, cucumbers, onions
– Squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, cucumbers, corn
– tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, asparagus, green beans, carrots, cucumbers, onions
In the same respect, there are things that you should not plant together.
– Potatoes should not be planted near Tomatoes or squash
– Broccoli should not be planted near tomatoes
– Green beans should be kept away from onions
– Cucumbers should be kept away from potatoes
Now that you know what should and what shouldn’t be planted near each other, there is also one more very important thing you need to keep in mind. Plants will compete against each other for ground, water, and sunlight. Knowing what to plant and when to plant it is something farmers have argued about for years. The one thing that they all have in common though is that they agree that not all plants should be planted at the same time. Spacing out the time when you plant your vegetables is very important. You can’t and don’t want to be harvesting all of your plants at the same time. You can’t eat them all at once, so you shouldn’t plant them all at once. Besides, you don’t want your garden to become a chore. It should be a place where you can get some relaxation into your life.