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  • Feb 14, 2011
Thinking about your Spring garden yet? I am... and one practice I plan to experiment with this year is companion planting. That is, I'll be thinking about how some plants benefit the growth/survival of others, and placing them accordingly. The most user-friendly resource I've found so far is a chart on Wikipedia (which looks to be well-sourced); our writer ziggy has also written about companion planting, and resources to help you get started.
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March 03, 2011
I've tried companion planting before, but I haven't had much luck with it. In some cases, I don't know if it helped or not (so I'll sometimes still do it). But in other cases, I see the pest the plant is supposed to repel sitting on said plant and happily eating the companion plant that it was supposed to protect. Hope you have better luck.
March 03, 2011
Good to know... it'll definitely be an experiment this year; we'll see what happens (and I'll share it here)
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Jeff Mcintire-Strasburg ()
Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor ofsustainablog, a co-founder ofGreen Options Media(now Important Media), and a former writer atTreehugger.      Born and raised in … more
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