Companion Planting Guide (PHOTOS)
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Companion planting is one of the most beneficial and miraculous gardening techniques. Whether you decide to match vegetables with other vegetables, vegetables with herbs, or vegetables with your favorite flowers, this symbiotic relationship benefits you, your garden and the environment. Companion planting increases harvest rates, serves as natural pest control, fertilizes soil, creates shade and reaps an impressive garden.
Did you know that lettuce is a companion plant to carrots, radishes, cucumbers and strawberries? Or that beans improve herb growth?
Before you marry off your garden, check out our slideshow of seven options for companion planting. As always, we want to hear from you. Tell us about your successful companion planting pairings in the comments.
CindyM272 said on 3 Tuesday 2010 pm31 5:40 pm:
Hmm...try solar lights posted in and around the garden and foil plates/tin cans as noise makers - and if they get past that, a radio will work. If you have a dog, let him/her do their #1 business near the garden - the rabbits will smell the predator urine. The lights and noise will make them think humans are around and they won't come near your veggies. Good luck! :-)