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Posted: Jul/24/2007 2:36 AM PST
Hi! does anyone have any suggestions for companion plants for the following:
I've read to keep fruit trees mulched, but was wondering if any plants or herbs can protect them from pests or improve their flavours
Posted: Oct/19/2007 11:29 PM PST
Hi all, I bought a book about companion planting. Here's what to plant :
raspberries - avoid blackberries and potatoes
pears - bare soil - don't plant anything
apples - chives (protects) and foxgloves (strengthens)
citrus - guava (protects)
grapes - train over mulberry (helps) or plant hyssop and basil
Apparently foxgloves are good for other plants by strengthening them and helping them live longer. Interesting.
Location: Clinton Township, Michigan
Posted: Nov/17/2007 8:45 PM PST
I just checked my companion plants book, and it says everything you found out, and also that nasturtiums planted under apple trees repel aphis....
Posted: Dec/29/2007 12:29 AM PST
I'll have a look for them at the garden centre - thanks for the help!