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Compatible Arizona Vegetable & Fruit Gardening For The Arizona Desert Environment.
To grow a successful bountiful vegetable garden, it's wise to understand the growing conditions required by the plants you use. By following the simple principles of companion planting and placing compatible plants together, you'll maximize space in the garden, provide similar growing conditions and help protect against invading pests.
Place taller plants (corn, sunflowers) in the back of the garden, then work your way forward with the smaller plants. Planting companion flowers at the front will beautify the garden.
Vegetables require water to grow and lots of it. This is not a good place to plant any succulents or plants with low-water requirements.
Plants such as chives, garlic, onions and select herbs produce offensive chemicals or smells that repel insects and disease. Using companion plants naturally lower pest problems in the garden without chemical intervention.
Insects such as lady bugs, praying mantis, spiders, wasps and several species of flies are beneficial to the garden. The small flowers of carrot, dill, parsley and coriander have strong fragrances that attract these beneficial insects.
Plant dill next to cucumber; it repels aphids and spider mites but attracts beneficial insects. Dill also stimulates a better flavor in cucumbers as the two plants mature.
The potato plant does not do well with cucumber, pumpkin, squash family, sunflower, turnip or fennel.
The guides listed below are fairly thorough but not complete. You may wish to experiment a little on your own. Folks that do, seem to keep coming up with new combinations.
For Example: While touring in Peru we noticed that Asparagus and Corn grow well together. Potatoes also do well nearby.
In the following listing, companions refer to those vegetables that, when planted together, are mutually beneficial. Allies are the herbs and flowers that provide protection or improve the growth of certain vegetables. Enemies are other vegetables, herbs and flowers that can cause detrimental effects when planted near certain vegetables.
This listing explains in detail the exact effects of the allies and enemies, and names the companions.
With Potatoes, Eggplant, Tomatoes,
Asparagus, & Corn Growing Together.
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Fruit Gardening, Yarnell, Arizona.
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