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Planting Strawberry and Garlic together

Posted by sequi z7 NoVA (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 6, 07 at 16:04

On some companion lists, I see that strawberry and garlic are listed as incompatible. Does anybody know why that is?

On other lists, they're not listed together, and in searches of posts, a couple of people thought they went well together.

It's my first year for both strawberries and garlic, and I interplanted them this fall. I just figured that when the garlic would come up through the strawberries after they runner all over the place.

I was also hoping the garlic would keep pests out of the strawberry patch.

What does "incompatible" mean I should expect?


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RE: Planting Strawberry and Garlic together

It might flavor the straberries, or maybe the straberries choke out the garlic. It's hard to say. I haven't seen many explanations as to why things are incompatible. Sometimes they just compete for the same nutrients.


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RE: Planting Strawberry and Garlic together

Plants give off chemicals. Roses like the chemicals given off by onions, so roses and onions are good companion plants. I don't know specifically about garlaic and strawberries, however, both like acid conditions.

I use santolina bushes as insect repellants in my strawberry bed. I have a raised bed, about sixteen feet long by three feet wide. I have three santolina at equal distances. Haven't had any problems with insects in that bed since I put in the santolinas.

Lorna


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RE: Planting Strawberry and Garlic together

I was asking myself the same question, so I did a couple of searches and http://www.westcoastseeds.com/topicdetail/topic/companion-planting/
Here they say it is okay to plant them together.


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