mercredi 5 mai 2010

Planting Pairs

Remaining on the subject of 'grow your own', here are some additional matches made in heaven:-

Carrots and spring onions in alternate rows - the smell of onions deters carrot root fly
Sweetcorn and French beans - the roots of the beans release nitrogen which is beneficial for the sweetcorn
Basil and tomatoes - the gorgeous basil scent wards off whitefly - good on the plate, great in the garden!

2 commentaires:

  1. You have a great blog, Claire!
    I love learning about pairs and all of the rest of the great info here :) I'm taking notes and I'll have you come help when I get into our house. Lori xx

  2. Thanks Lori! Love to come and see your green space! Cx