radishes and squash

debbie_(z5 MA)June 1, 2006

I posted this in the vegetable forum then wondered if this is simply a general 'companion planting' question. I heard that radishes planted with squash (zuchinni) will help keep away the squash vine borer. I'm willing to try it, but how exactly do I plant the two - in the same mound, side by side, alternating rows? Any tips?

Thank you.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
strmywthr3(Central OH z5)

Last year I made the mistake of planting the radishes in the same hill as the squash. bad idea. you need to let the radishes go to seed and flower and it was just too much for the mound with both the radishes and the squash. this year I've planted the radishes beside the mound and think it will work much better. You could probably even plant small groups of radishes between your squash plants and it would work well too.


    Bookmark   June 11, 2006 at 8:07AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
If nasturtiums keep bugs away what's eating mine?
I have nasturtium seedlings that are being eaten by...
strawberries as a groundcover in potted fruit trees/bushes/vines?
Is it a good idea to use strawberries as a groundcover...
Bell peppers and Four o'clock flowers
Is it safe to plant four o'clock flowers along side...
companion plant unfinished visual pic
i am a visual learner and so i created a visual companion...
How far/close?
When reading companion planting guides I've been wondering...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™