Sunday, January 4, 2009

Companion Plants

Today, I've ordered organic garden seeds from seedsofchange.com ~

My purchase:

1 PACK, CATNIP
1 PACK, MARIGOLD, FRENCH BROCADE
1 PACK, MINT, LICORICE (ANISE HYSSOP)
1 PACK, BASIL, LEMON
1 PACK, BASIL, GENOVESE SWEET
1 PACK, SUNFLOWER, RUSSIAN MAMMOTH

These are the companion plants that are good for sharing pots with certain vegetables to help deter garden pests. The herbs are especially good for household pests, rodents, and ants.

The sunflowers are actually being grown to harvest seeds for food, but I read that they make great climbing poles for our beans ;-)

From what I've read, the mint needs to be contained separately, or they'll take over a garden.
What companion plants do you grow? Any pointers or tips?


4 comments:

cattitude said...

Catnip for the cat?

Texas Mom said...

Catnip for the cats, AND to make bugs and pests very unhappy! =)

Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

I ALWAYS plant Marigolds around my garden plants.. they really do help and at the same time make things look prettier.
Yes, mint will definately take over a yard but it smells pretty when you mow :)
That's interesting about letting your beans vine up the sunflowers but it wouldn't work for me because the wind always blows my sunflowers over.

Daisy said...

Oh wow! How exciting! I can't wait until I can start thinking about planting again! I've heard the same thing about the merigolds but I haven't tried it .. I should! That'll be neat to see the beans grow up the sunflowers!