We gave you the A-to-Cs of companion planting! Wouldn’t it be awful if we just stopped there? Never that! Here’s part 2 of our permaculture guide – D to M…
The Ds of Companion Planting
This letter isn’t really a big dill in our permaculture guide – it only has one helper plant…
This herb not only improves growth, but also makes the following veggies taste better: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce and onions. It’ll wreak havoc on carrots, so keep them on opposite sides of the garden.
Putting the E in Permaculture
This veggie will bring out the best in the popular green bean, pepper, potato, and tomato. Planting this troupe together will be beneficial as green peppers deter potato beetles from gnawing on your tubers.
G is for…
No meal is complete without garlic. So you may as well add this (and companion plants cabbage and tomatoes) to your garden. This bulb will also keep beetles, aphids, flies, and moths at bay!
Some Ks Worth Sowing
This popular leafy veg will lend a helping to aromatic herbs (your corianders, rosemaries and the likes) and cabbage. It’s not friendly with strawberries or green beans, so plant with caution.
This bulbous cousin of cabbage acts as companion to its relative as well as broccoli, brussels sprouts, celery, chard and spinach. It will kohl(robbie) any sort of healthy growth from tomatoes though.
Planting the L in Permaculture
Unlike its layered friend, Kohlrabi, lettuce is quite fond of the strawberry. Plant it alongside this as well as beetroot, carrots, parsnips and radishes. In summer, lettuce does run the risk of making radishes too soft though.
M is for Marry
You’ll most certainly want to keep the following two Ms in your permaculture garden, because they marry well with practically all crops.
In addition to coaxing your entire garden into abundance, this flower will keep beetles and aphids from munching on your crop.
With companion planting, there is literally no need for pesticides. Just sow and watch your permaculture garden grow! Do check back for part 3 of our series.