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Title: Companion Planting Vegetables


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Companion Planting Vegetables
  • Saving Money and the Planet With Companion
    Planting

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Companion Planting Vegetables
  • Companion planting vegetables is the name given
    to the practice of planting certain vegetables
    together to optimise plant health and crop yield.
  • Some plants get on better when they grow in the
    vicinity of certain others, and if two plants
    growing together leads to benefits for one or
    both of them then they can be called companions.

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Companion Planting Vegetables
  • The amount of shelter, shade, and soil nutrients
    can all have an effect on whether plants are
    companions.
  • For example a plant with a deep root system will
    likely be happier growing beside one with a
    shallow root system because there will be less
    competition for food.

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Companion Planting Vegetables
  • Some plants help others by repelling pests or
    diseases.
  • Onions, for example are good at deterring carrot
    fly, so the planting of onions between or beside
    the carrots is a good example of companion
    planting vegetables.
  • Tall plants can give support to to climbing
    plants, and in such a way corn and climbing beans
    can get along well.

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Companion Planting Vegetables
  • Companion planting vegetables is a practice often
    used in organic gardening.
  • The plants themselves are better at controlling
    pests and diseases, so the need for pesticidal
    sprays is naturally diminished.
  • And growth of each plant is optimised with no use
    of artificial fertilisers.

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Companion Planting Vegetables
  • Grow-your-own gardeners should remember, though,
    that although many companion planting rules hold
    true internationally, there are many plant
    partnerships that have differing success
    depending on location and climate.
  • Companion planting rules should perhaps be seen
    more as guidelines from which to start some
    experimenting to see which plant companions work
    best in their own soil and location.

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Companion Planting Vegetables
  • At present in the global climate of financial
    hardship it is especially important for everyone
    to improve efficiency.
  • For vegetable gardeners, whether a large scale
    grower or a home gardener, that means getting the
    best yield possible in order to mitigate the
    effects of austerity measures.
  • An annual family grocery bill could be cut by
    hundreds with a large healthy crop from the
    garden.

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Companion Planting Vegetables
  • Over the centuries gardeners have noted the
    results of planting partnerships.
  • Companion planting guidelines that exist now are
    as a result of trial and error from down the
    years.
  • We can continue that ethos of experimentation,
    but we can also make use of knowledge that has
    been passed down through the generations.

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Companion Planting Vegetables
  • Companion planting doesn't have to just involve
    the co-planting of vegetables.
  • Flowers and herbs can be very helpful in the
    vegetable plot too, where they help to repel
    pests and diseases.
  • Flowers that are commonly grown around or between
    vegetables include marigolds, nasturtiums and
    sunflowers, and herbs that are useful as
    companions include rosemary, thyme, sage and
    mint.

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  • Some fruit also likes to be planted in the
    company of other plants strawberries and sage go
    well, and pests will be deterred by garlic
    planted around the base of a fruit tree.

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  • As we have seen, companion planting vegetables
    has been around for centuries but it is enjoying
    a resurgence of popularity at the moment.
  • It is ecologically sound, and as more people
    start to grow their own food they are interested
    in getting the most out of each plant. Quite
    right too, with over 7 billion mouths to feed on
    the planet, each plant counts!

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  • Thank you for watching this presentation.
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