Companion Planting For Fun And Profits
May 26, 2016
Thursday, 6:45 A.M.
49º Sunny this morning.
Some neighbors work out. Some neighbors are a pain in the butt. The same is true on your farm or in your garden.
Some plants love to be near each other. Some seem to hate each other.
Of course corn and beans go good together. Corn sucks up the nitrogen and beans put it back in. But there are other combinations that work in your garden or farm yard too.
Some plants attract beneficial insects that other plants desperately need.
Some plants repeal harmful insect to the benefit of neighboring plants.
Some plants need the shade of a larger plant.
Some plants can’t stand other plants touching their leaves.
If you’re not going to do “companion planting” on purpose, let this morning note inspire you to “let the weeds grow” in your field. Why? Because the weeds might be doing a good job and you don’t know it. The weeds might be adding good elements to the soil. They might be repelling bad insects or attracting good ones. They might be holding the soil in place while you’re deciding what to plant later on.
Companion planting – as I have observed – is not an exact science. You must observe what’s going on, on your farm. So many things depends on your climate, your soil, birds and insects, watering cycles, the type of mulch you use.
You don’t have to yank every weed out of your beds. The weed just might be doing the job of a companion to this plant or that one.
I found this article over at JB’s web site.
Thought you might enjoy it.
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