Help w/ Companion Plating Onions and Chard/ Greens

Bryce_Godwin(6 So. IL)December 6, 2003

Hi has anyone know if chard and Onions can be planted together w/ Mustard and Lettuce. Also need some good companions for Bell peppers and can Nasturnums be planted w/ Summer Squash. Need Good Companions for sunflowers. Thanks

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melle_sacto(Z9/Sunset 14 CA)

Nasturtiums with any vegetable is a good idea because they act like a pest "decoy"; in addition they are very pretty. I have chard and onions growing with bearded iris. Sunflowers...don't know about those. Maybe try various height sunflowers and cosmos!

    Bookmark   December 6, 2003 at 7:47PM
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bushpoet(z6 Bronx NY)

Hello there. Sweet alyssums, cosmos, head lettuce, basils, cilantro (esp. when it bolts) & dwarf marigolds are great companions for peppers. Try growing pole beans or vining cukes up the stalk of tall sunflowers. Sunflowers are tough & can take a beating from aphids w/out blinking.

I agree w/Melle_Sacto: nasturtiums w/squash is excellent!

Onions & beets are perfect together.

I grow all my greens (mustards, chards, bullsblood beets, spinach & leaf lettuces etc.) together without a problem so that combo should work fine for you too.

Best of luck!
~bushpoet

    Bookmark   January 29, 2004 at 11:18AM
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