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Re: Companion Plants

Post  bonnie0128 on 3/30/2010, 1:54 pm

so...I haven't had a chance to check out any of the links yet but can someone clue me in...what is considered companion planting in regards to SFG? the same box? same square? within x feet of each other? etc...

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Post  Wild Bill on 3/30/2010, 2:00 pm

I would say adjacent squares.

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Post  swripley on 3/30/2010, 2:11 pm

@Wild Bill wrote:I would say adjacent squares.

Sorry to nit pick, but adjacent = sharing a common side? Is kitty corner okay? Wouldn't you know it - I have broccoli and cauliflower among my tomatoes and Mother Earth News tells me everything in the cabbage family dislikes tomatoes .

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Post  timwardell on 3/30/2010, 2:13 pm

@bonnie0128 wrote:so...I haven't had a chance to check out any of the links yet but can someone clue me in...what is considered companion planting in regards to SFG? the same box? same square? within x feet of each other? etc...
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I agree with Wild Bill. I define companion planting as adjacent squares - as in a square of basil next to the square of tomatoes next to the square of carrots. I would keep things that don't play well together at least a few squares apart if possible.

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Re: Companion Plants

Post  bonnie0128 on 3/30/2010, 2:34 pm

Someone on another thread suggested planting onions toward the front of squares where winter squash are planted (as they are companions) and that they wouldn't take up enough room to jeopardize the squash plants. Do you agree?

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Re: Companion Plants

Post  timwardell on 3/30/2010, 4:12 pm

@bonnie0128 wrote:Someone on another thread suggested planting onions toward the front of squares where winter squash are planted (as they are companions) and that they wouldn't take up enough room to jeopardize the squash plants. Do you agree?
I would agree that might be an option.

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Post  swripley on 3/30/2010, 5:02 pm

[quote="timwardell"]
@bonnie0128 wrote: I would keep things that don't play well together at least a few squares apart if possible.

Thanks for the advice/clarification - looks like the broccoli and cauliflower are moving

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Post  camprn on 4/5/2010, 10:19 pm

Companion planting at a glance, though the site originates in the UK, it's an interesting read: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/57vJt3/www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/Companion_Planting/companiontables.asp/r:f

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Re: Companion Plants

Post  dixie on 4/5/2010, 10:51 pm

I really like this last one - quick & easy to read. Thanks for sharing.

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Another Companion Planting chart

Post  camprn on 10/31/2010, 8:03 am

Good plant companions

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Post  camprn on 10/31/2010, 10:17 am

Another Link

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