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A Beginners Guide to Companion Planting: Companion Gardening by Mel Jeffreys

By Mel Jeffreys

**Amazon #1 Bestseller** Companion planting includes strategic place of the greens and fruit that you simply 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. 

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A rookies consultant to better half Planting: spouse Gardening with vegetation, Herbs & greens takes a glance at many of the issues fascinated by maintaing a winning significant other backyard. subject matters lined during this publication include:

  • History, purposes & advantages for spouse planting
  • Planning your backyard together with backyard mattress principles and soil management
  • Guides to priceless better half vegetation together with plant life and herbs
  • Combinations of vegetation that paintings good jointly or to avoid
  • Companion vegetation to motivate necessary insects into your garden

While there are a couple of types of innovations, there aren't any tough and quick principles for which approach you have to decide upon, this publication might help to steer you within the correct direction.

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There are insects that pollinate your vegetable plants, without pollination, the fruit doesn’t grow. Bees and wasps may frighten you, but without them, your garden is doomed from the outset. Alleviate Crowded Gardens With the use of companion planting, regardless of which method you choose you can opt to grow more than one crop in the same location. In using the Square Foot Gardening method of companion planting alone you can grow an estimated eight times more vegetables than the traditional row method.

Garlic also helps protect the tree from apple scab a condition that causes the fruit to deteriorate. Chives will also aid in protecting apple trees from beetles, mites, nematodes and aphids. They will also help protect the tree from apple scab. Leeks and Onions will also help the apple tree by repelling pests and attracting predator insects. • Avocado Trees – Planting comfrey nnearby serves as a trap crop for the slugs that invade avocado trees. Comfrey will also replenish the supply of calcium, phosphorus and potassium used by the avocado trees.

Grapes – To produce healthy and delicious grapes, the vines need a trellis of some sort to keep the fruit off of the ground. Beans, peas and blackberries all do well near grapes. Mustard plant is also beneficial to grow with grapes to help control nematodes. Radish and cabbage however should be planted well away from the grapevines. • Leeks – Leeks are a little like onions and while they help improve the growth of carrots, celery and onions, they do not like potatoes of any kind. • Lettuce – Lettuce grows well in almost any combination of vegetables and fruits with the exception of cabbage.

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