Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Toledo Talks - Companion Gardening
Unfortunately, before I got home, it started to rain. So my planting plans were put on hold. Instead, I sat down and sketched out some rough plans of where I'd plant this year. Choosing the right companion groupings is important, not only for natural pest control, but also because some plants affect the flavor of other plants. For example, planting kohlrabi stunts the growth of tomato plants. Tomatoes stunt the growth of carrots. Basil makes tomatoes taste better -- as if most tomatoes don't taste good enough on their own.
Are you planting a garden this year? I'd love to hear what you do to help it thrive.
Here's some more information about companion gardening.
Golden Harvest Organics
An In-Depth Companion Planting Guide