Having fishes at home or any other pets may give you an understanding of the fact that some species go well together, and they grow well, but others do not. However, the same theory is even applicable to the plant world. Certain plants grow together, and so they should always be near to one another. Certain plant combinations may harm the growth of each other. It merely points to the fact that certain plants have an affinity towards each other, but certain others hate to be near each other.
Companion planting is an area that needs a lot of studies, and it may not be an easy thing for a new gardener to understand. You may need some experience in gardening to learn about it and slowly implementing the same in your gardening style. It is always good to know some details about companion planting so that you can avoid some basic mistakes.
- Asparagus can grow well with basil, tomatoes, parsley, and so they can be grouped as companion plants with asparagus.
- Beans grow well with herbs, most of the veggies, eggplant, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, etc. while it may not go well with chives, garlic, gladiolus, and onions.
- Pole beans do not go with onions, cabbage, kohlrabi, and beets, but they are ideal for companion planting with sunflower and corn.
- Beets do not go well with pole beans, but they grow well with kohlrabi and onions.
- Celery has bush beans, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes and leeks as planting companions
- Spinach, potatoes, and beans are planting companions with eggplant.
- Carrots do not grow well with fill, but it has tomatoes, sage, rosemary, leeks, onions, chives, leaf lettuce, and peas as planting companions.
- Lettuce has strawberries, onions, radish, and carrots as planting companions.
- Planting onions with beans and peas may not be a great idea while they grow well with pepper, chamomile, leeks, summer savory, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, and beets.
- Onions are planting companions for pepper.
- Pumpkins grow well with corn but not with potatoes
- Sunflowers have cucumbers as planting companions, but they do not grow well with potatoes.
- Peas are great planting companions for turnips/
- Tomatoes grow well with carrots, nasturtiums, marigolds, parsley, onions, asparagus, and chives but do not go well with kohlrabi and corn.
- Spinach grows well with eggplant and strawberries.
- Squash does not grow well with potatoes, but they are ideal for planting with corn and nasturtiums.
Benefits of Oak Tree
An oak tree has a lot of calcium in the bark, and it is an element that helps plants in getting rid of many harmful ailments. Having an oak tree benefits the plants around them. You can also make a compost pile near the oak tree but at least 6 feet away so that you can be sure of providing the plants with all the necessary elements for their growth and resistance towards diseases.
Some certain herbs and trees provide a very positive impact on the plants that grow near them. Lemon balm, oregano, marjoram, stinging nettle, chamomile, dandelion, and valerian are some of these influential species in the plant world.