Replants which, as in the wild state, render services to each other and stick together repel their enemies, the better to resist the vagaries of the weather, or better still to grow. Here are the benefits of compounding vegetables in the Vegetable Combinations. How can you also combine the useful with the pleasant? Carrots combined with leek, onion or coriander, the triptych pea-cabbage-mint or even spinach with green beans: here are some beautiful associations to put into practice in the vegetable garden. Discover many more just as beneficial!
1/ The combination of carrot and leek hits the mark!
Test the proximity of these two cultures in the same table. The leeks (onions and cilantro) protect the carrots from the fly while the smell of the carrots repels the leek moth.
Carrots also go well with lettuce, radishes and peas. Keep them away from beets.
2/ Anithos Karotou Association
Carrot and dill are two plants in the Umbelliferae family. Their thinly divided leaves look alike. But dill, less well known than carrots, is an aromatic plant that gives off a smell close to fennel.
the success of the dill carrot compound is based on this strong aroma. Acting as an odor protector, dill creates a type of olfactory mist that confuses the carrot fly, unable to locate its host plant.
3/ Combination of Peas and Cabbage
Peas are indeed a natural repellent against the flea beetle, that little insect public enemy of cabbage. A few sprigs of mint also deter the cabbage butterfly from laying her eggs in the shelter of the large cabbage leaves.
On the other hand, avoid the proximity of peas to all bulbous plants (onions, leeks, shallots). According to them, the neighborhood slows down the growth of peas.
4/ Spinach At the Foot of the Beans
Green beans, like all legume crops, enrich the soil that grows them with nitrogen, which benefits leafy plants like spinach. While growing climbing beans, club goes even further since they also shade their own spinach neighbors. Without it, the latter quickly go to seed.
5/ Club With Spinach And Cabbage
As a good neighbor, spinach goes well with many other vegetables. With its dense foliage, it covers the ground, but especially when the cultivation is over, it acts as a green fertilizer. It is therefore necessary to leave its roots in place because as they decompose, they release saponin and oxalic acid, two compounds that will promote the assimilation of iron from neighboring vegetables and prevent certain diseases.
Sow the spinach between the rows and at the base of the cabbages to make them less susceptible to rachiola disease.
6/ Tomato And Velvet Association
Marigolds are a group of flowering and aromatic annuals including marigold and marigold. the tomato enjoys their company.
In fact, cloves and marigolds protect tomato plants from nematodes, tiny worms that attach to the roots and form galls, preventing tomato plants from growing and fruiting normally.
This tomato pest is difficult to control. That’s why we should take advantage of this link! Especially since marigolds bloom beautifully all summer, they also prevent the growth of weeds, weeds and thistles. Finally, their strong smell is repulsive to whiteflies, especially in greenhouses where they are common.
7/ Association Lettuce, Radish and Nutmeg
These 3 vegetables are a perfect match: it could well benefit from this excellent companionship, especially since these 3 vegetables are also must-haves in the vegetable garden! So you can partner and even combine them if you grow a square vegetable garden!
Sow lettuce and pink radishes at the same time, immediately after transplanting the young ant plants. You will harvest the radishes after 18 days, then the lettuces at the same time as the first leaves and finally the nutmeg alone a few weeks later.
This nice combination of vegetables doesn’t take up much space and benefits everyone:
- The nutmeg makes the radish spicier while the lettuce softens it.
- And watering radishes benefits lettuce and nutmeg, which also need cool soil.
Finally, the flowers introduced in the vegetable garden are also, in addition to bringing an undeniable decorative touch, repellent: marigolds, marigolds, borangio… Try it to convince yourself!
8/ Combination of Corn and Climbing Beans
Practiced for a very long time by the American Indians, the relationship between corn and climbing beans is the perfect marriage because the bean climbs and the corn acts as its natural guardian! But that is not all!
Because thanks to the bacteria present in its roots, the bean captures nitrogen from the air and releases some of it to the soil, which benefits the corn for its needs.
This relationship works all the way to the plate, for a balanced salad rich in vegetable proteins (beans) and grains (with corn kernels).
You can also combine the corn with the pumpkin all the pumpkins, or the white clover.
9/ Brussels Sprouts And Weeds Link
The tendency is to pull unwanted weeds out of the vegetable patch. However, the question must be reconsidered because the Brussels sprouts like the relationship with these wild plants. White pipernel, lamb’s-quarter, knotweed or even black evening primrose do not compete with it for nutrients.
Instead, these unwanted weeds thrive and feed many beneficial insects to naturally limit the number of cabbage pests. It has been shown that an environment rich in wild grasses encourages pests to multiply less than when the ground is bare.
Finally, the flowers grown in the vegetable garden, wild or domesticated, are also repulsive, in addition to bringing an undeniable decorative touch: marigolds, marigolds, borage… Try it to convince yourself!
To go further, our table of all good and bad vegetable combinations.