Gardening is a secret superpower to have at your disposal. With it, you spend less money on groceries and have the confidence of knowing exactly where your food is coming from.
It can also be one of the best ways to work off your stress. Becoming one with nature and reliving your childhood memories of digging in the dirt and playing with the watering hose. However, it can cause stress if you don’t do your research beforehand.
Of course many have the basic idea of gardening. Dirt + seeds + water + sunshine = vegetation. Yeah! Got it! However many don’t understand how much more is involved in the planting process. Such as, protection of pests, provision of various nutrients, and secret killers of plants that you put there yourself. That’s right, other plants could be killing your garden. Yet, those same plants, if planted by another could provide necessary nutrients.
This is called companion planting. Along with the advantages of providing nutrients and shelter comes many more. Such as, protection against bugs, improving taste, and also helping to hide the smell of another plant.
As already mentioned, not every plant should be planted next to another. There are certain things to consider such as height and width. You don’t want a tall plant blocking the sun to the others or a bigger plant choking the nutrients out of a smaller plant. So how can you know what plants will compliment each other?
The great thing is, you don’t have to wonder anymore. A fantastic article is provided that gives a quick and easy visual guide to companion planting. It explains the dos and don’ts. What plants are recommended good companions and which ones are not. For example, carrots can be planted by sage, beans, or even melons. But keep it away from celery or dill.
This is a super simple visual guide for even beginner gardeners who want to make their garden a success.
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