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How to Use Companion Planting to Your Advantage

How to Use Companion Planting to Your Advantage

Companion planting is one of the many tools gardeners can use to grow amazingly productive and healthy vegetable gardens.

Companion planting is essentially planting crops together that support each other in some way. For example:

  • Planting onions, leeks, rosemary, or sage near your carrots will help repel carrot flies.

  • Planting aromatic herbs like dill, sage, peppermint, and rosemary with cabbage family plants supports the cabbage family plants.

  • Planting summer savory with green beans helps deter bean beetles and also improves the flavor of the beans.

Photo Inspiration From Gardeners in West Africa

Photo Inspiration From Gardeners in West Africa

...A Photo Blog Post

One of my favorite thing to do in Mali was visit gardens.  In the vast sea of sand and mud-brick homes, the colors of the vegetable gardens seemed more vibrant than usual.  Here is a series of farm and garden photos from my nearly two years in Mali, West Africa (2007-2009).  Enjoy!