Companion Planting Made Easy-ish: Part 3 of 3

by Daisy

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As we’ve said before, companion planting is like seating your guests at the wedding reception.

1. Members of the same family shouldn’t be seated together.

2. Hatfields and McCoys must be kept across the room from each other.

Today, we cover Rule 3: Sometimes, somebody dated someone else’s sister and it ended very badly, so those individuals need to be kept apart.

Our ‘trouble’ individuals need to be identified. Naughty!

FENNEL- Only plays well with dill. Kills the spirit of anyone else it meets. Keep him isolated from all your other plants.

PARSLEY-
Not near as bad as fennel, but still troublesome. Be careful and check your chart.

CELERY and DILL
–pretty much everyone in the Carrot Family, except the carrots, is a total psycho, so again just check the chart.

POLE BEANS –
I think this one is just a glutton for punishment. He doesn’t hurt anyone else, but sunflowers, beets, cabbage, and eggplant do a real number on him, but he just hugs on tight regardless. Keep him far away–save him from himself.

We also have some NICE GUY exceptions.

BEANS and GOURDS play well with other members of their own families.

LETTUCE and MARIGOLDS like everyone.

Everyone likes a GOOSEFOOT at the table.

There you have it! You are now a companioning expert!

But, I’ve been all over this info and can’t do it without the chart. So I don’t expect you to either!

Today, print out the chart and walk around your garden or notebook and notice where folks are seated.
Make some notes.
Sleep on it before you start rearranging the table assignments.

And if my rules and charts are too confusing try this great book, or just wait till Tuesday and Thursday next week when we post free 4×4 garden bed plans that follow ALL these rules!

Ivory



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CharlysGardenPlace June 3, 2009 at 4:08 am

“or just wait till Tuesday and Thursday next week when we post free 4×4 garden bed plans that follow ALL these rules!”
—by TL on MAY 15, 2009

Is it Tuesday yet???

Can’t wait… what a lot of work for you…
We do love you!

God bless

ivorysoap76 June 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Yes!!! Go check in the free stuff tab at the top of the page. I have two more coming this next week. Root veggies and a fall garden.

ivorysoap76 June 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm

And THANK YOU for remarking on how much work it is. I enjoy it, but it’s great to have someone else recognize the hours!

CharlysGardenPlace June 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I worked for printshops and newspapers for years… forms, books, brochures… LOTS of wonderful, complicated stuff. I loved it, but desktop publishing came… I moved on ad my industry and quality standards diminished. DIY publishing is so much more satisfying for the former customer….
I had an idea, though… On your little garden planners, if every little page was turned 180 degrees, there would be a little pocket to tuck in a few seed packets in their frost-date… not too many, or they would fall out, but enough to gather the week’s work into one place while we’re getting organized… I thought it would be an easy way to haul them around the garden, with less forgetting which seed is which week… just a thought.
God Bless
CGP

Traci June 10, 2009 at 8:17 pm

I followed the link from Stop the Ride and I love your site and I’m loving all the gardening info! Thank you!

ivorysoap76 June 10, 2009 at 8:22 pm

@Traci–WELCOME!!! We love Stop the Ride. She was one of our first internet friends…

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