This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

companion planting plans

home garden diagram 2014 v5 I've looked up some companion planting suggestions and included the on my planting diagram. I'll put carrots next to parsley. Peas away from cucumbers. Lupines next to the peas. Marigolds and Bee Balm with the tomatoes. And lettuce by the squash. I've never done more than the basic companion planting - add marigolds and pollinator-attracting flowers here and there. It'll be fun to give this a try.

I've grown hyssop for years and its great for attracting bees. I'll put a row of hyssop, lavender and Echinacea along the front to attract pollinators and look pretty.

At my community plot, I'll also try a bit of companion planting this year. Tansy with the squash and pansies with the onions.

community garden diagram 2014 v5

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Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

Great stuff, we did Lupins near out beans too which, apparently, help to fix Nitrogen in the soil. Plus they are pretty.
Marian (LondonUK)

March 13, 2014 11:26 AM

Blogger Codrina said...

Hello.....have a very nice spring!

March 13, 2014 12:38 PM


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