happy plant compatibilities

gripple(7)May 18, 2008

I've been recently reminded that planting certain things near certain things result in mutual benefit. It's something to explore, eh?

For example, planting basil near tomatoes I'm told is beneficial. I can only think of its efficiency if you have fresh mozzarella on hand for caprese. Yum!

I have a little vineyard of 20 vines just started (there's a story there) and was told that planting lavender nearby would be a boon. Feller didn't say why. "Why?" is my question that drove my parents up the wall back in the day.

Well, any thoughts on this symbiosis? (Mine in particular? ;-))

Rich.

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greenguy1956

Are grapes self pollinating if not I would see the lavender would attract a lot of bees. This would benefit the grapes in pollination.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 6:39AM
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gripple(7)

To the best of my knowledge, grape aren't self-pollinating, so this is the only reason I could figure also. But why lavender in particular? It *is* fragrant and there are lots of flowers, but this is also true of other plants. Oh well. Just wondering.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 9:47AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

If it is just a pollination issue then I would imagone alyssum would be an excellant choice as well as it bloom for a long period and would attract pollinators to the area.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2008 at 9:58AM
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davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))

I read that growing marigold around tomatoes would be good for the tomatoes. Not only will the marigold repel some insects, but the tomatoes will actually grow better too.

The normal recommendation is 2 to 3 marigolds per tomato plant.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 10:46PM
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