Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 Today at 3:32 am

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:32 pm

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:58 pm

» New Forum Feature
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:51 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker Yesterday at 4:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:17 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:00 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:46 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:23 am

» New England January 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:20 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:13 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger 1/17/2017, 10:01 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:02 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 11:46 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 11:02 am

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/17/2017, 10:40 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim 1/17/2017, 8:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2017, 11:37 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Tomato and basil, a marriage made in heaven - Not just caprese salad

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tomato and basil, a marriage made in heaven - Not just caprese salad

Post  Windmere on 5/5/2013, 9:13 am

Hi all,

I posted the following in another thread, but I just realized that it was off point... (I'll get the hang of forum etiquette soon, lol).

I read that basil can be planted with tomatoes to help get rid of insect pests. Apparently, both plants thrive under the same planting conditions. Also, basil is said to assist in tomato pollination because basil attracts bees. I've even seen claims that they help each other develop better flavor.

I've read this from several sources. One article can be found here:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/191434-what-are-the-benefits-of-planting-basil-in-with-tomato-plants/

I have never planted either tomatoes or basil before. I would love to know if any experienced tomato growers have heard of this and if they have tried it.

thinking

Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 48
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato and basil, a marriage made in heaven - Not just caprese salad

Post  yolos on 5/5/2013, 3:37 pm

I am trying it this year so can't help with whether it is the thing to do but I am planting basil and dwarf french marigolds around each tomato.

yolos

Female Posts : 2902
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato and basil, a marriage made in heaven - Not just caprese salad

Post  Gunny on 5/5/2013, 5:00 pm

I have tomato and basil in adjacent squares and I have a new tomato sprout that I didn't plant coming up between them. I think a root got to close to the surface and decided it didn't like it down there so came up to the light. My tom's are starting to color so will let you know about flavor in a bit. My direct sow plant is in blossom. Will have to move one of the basil over there. In one bed I have four basil in the same square, planted them in the extreme corners so separation is about 11" instead of the recommended 12". But if it works out I have gained three plants. The new tomato sprout is almost coming up in the adjacent square, when its bigger I plan to lay it down and bury the stem so it comes up in its own square where the peas were. This heat has taken its toll so far. I have been lucky to get one or two harvests from the cool weathers crops before they gave up the ghost. I get to do this all over again in the fall which is when the cool weather crops get planted here.

Gunny

Male Posts : 158
Join date : 2013-02-01
Age : 70
Location : Zone 10a Elev. 100' +/- 5'

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Thanks

Post  Windmere on 5/5/2013, 5:04 pm

Thanks for your input Gunny and Yolos. I think I will use both marigolds and basil. I'm excited to see the results.

Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 48
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato and basil, a marriage made in heaven - Not just caprese salad

Post  Sponsored content Today at 3:47 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum