all around greens

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Companion for tomato.

Oregano, basil, parsley, carrots, marigold, garlic (alliums), celery, geraniums, petunias, nasturtium, borage, any type of onion or chive.

Don’t forget them in your plans for next season.


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Consocizioni 2013. My companion plants 2013.

1- patate mais e calendula——potatos, corn and calendola

2- porri sedano e carote —-leek, celery and carrots

3- fragole e carote — strawberry and carrots

4- mais piselli finocchi e cetrioli —– corn, pea, fennel and cucumbers

5- cipolle e insalta —-onions and lattuce or radish

6- fagioli mais zucca e borragine——— beans, corn, squash and borage

7- mais peperoni e basilico—– corn, sweet peppers and basil

8- pomodori mais aglio e basilico —- tomatos, corn, garlic and basil

9- aglio scalogno e butaline —– garlic, shallot, tomatos San Marzano.

10- ceci e cipolle—-chickpeas and onions

11- lattughe radicchio e brassicacee —- lattuce, radish and brassicacee

12- spinaci e brassicacee ——spinach and brassicacee

13- fagiolini mais e brassicacee  ——- beans corn and brassicacee

14- piselli mais e fagiolini —– peas, corn and little beans

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Planting the Three Sisters.

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By Native American farmers, three sisters gardening has been practiced for hundreds of years.

Corn, pole beans, and squash.

“In late spring, we plant the corn and beans and squash. They’re not just plants- we call them the three sisters. We plant them together, three kinds of seeds in one hole. They want to be together with each other, just as we Indians want to be together with each other. So long as the three sisters are with us we know we will never starve. The Creator sends them to us each year. We celebrate them now. We thank Him for the gift He gives us today and every day.”  Chief Louis Farmer (Onondaga)

Corn, beans, and squash complement each other: corn for grain and carbohydrate, beans for protein, and squash for vitamin A.
The corn provides support for the beans, the beans add the nitrogen to the soil for the corn and the squash vines create a ground cover that keeps the soil moist, the weeds down, and the pests away.
Try this year to grow them.