Strawberries from the Garden

Strawberries from the Garden

May 6, 2012

Spring Companions

Cauliflower, Marigolds, and Radishes

Lovage, Mustard, Gourmet Mix, Cabbage

Onions, Radishes, Marigolds, Cole Crops

Red Leaf Lettuce, Cabbage, and Butter Crunch

Garlic Chives, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce
The advantages of companion gardening comes to light every spring. As the cole crops and lettuces begin to climb up to their harvesting size, the marigolds, radishes, and onions are in full protection mode! No, they don't actually defend the tender leaves of your veggies. It's actually believed that they confuse insects with their wonderful fragrances which keeps their leaves hole-free! This is where careful planning begins to pay off. And then there's the artist in me that just appreciates a pretty vegetable garden!