herbal companions

gardening, green living, Uncategorized April 27, 2014

Today I’m planning my vegetable beds with herbal companions in mind. Certain herbs can improve the taste or vigor of vegetables and repel harmful insects and attract beneficial ones. A few vegetables don’t like certain herbs, like dill and carrots; but valerian, thyme, and marjoram are generally beneficial throughout the garden. Mint and lavender repel mice, and hyssop improves the productivity of grapevines.

This is a wonderful reference for companion planting generally, including sections on herbs, vegetables, flowers, and trees:

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