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March 27, 2014

Companion Planting

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When certain plants are located near each other in a garden, the traits of one can naturally aid the other’s growth. Consider these symbiotic twosomes:

Corn and Pumpkins

Squash leaves keep moisture in the soil and help discourage weeds around stalks.

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Borage and Tomatoes

When situated close to tomatoes, borage can keep away destructive tomato hornworms.

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Nasturtiums and Cucumbers

Plant the flowers as a barrier around the vegetable; they help deter aphids and beetles.

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