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Friends of Tomatoes:

Post  WardinWake on 3/30/2010, 12:51 pm

Howdy Happy Gardeners:

This link has been posted on the forum this week, but, I think it needs more attention. http://www.ghorganics.com has Companion Plant information that many SFG'ers have been asking for. The below is what they have to say about companion planting with tomatoes. Much of it is new to me.

TOMATOES: Tomato allies are many: asparagus, basil, bean, carrots, celery, chive, cucumber, garlic, head lettuce, marigold, mint, nasturtium, onion, parsley, pepper, marigold, pot marigold and sow thistle. One drawback with tomatoes and carrots: tomato plants can stunt the growth of your carrots but the carrots will still be of good flavor. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and health, mature dill retards tomato growth. Enemies: corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Keep potatoes and tomatoes apart as they both can get early and late blight contaminating each other. Keep cabbage and cauliflower away from them. Don't plant them under walnut trees as they will get walnut wilt: a disease of tomatoes growing underneath walnut trees.

Smile warm weather is coming.

God Bless, Ward.


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Post  timwardell on 3/30/2010, 2:21 pm

That may explain why my carrots never got very long last year. They were planted in the squares right next to my tomatoes. I waited, and waited, and waited but never pulled out a big one and they were supposed to be long carrots.


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