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The thriving organic vegetable garden


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Organic gardening

Plants secrete substances via their roots and leaves that can have an influence on neighbouring plant growth. Some associations are conducive while others are not.

To successfully grow an organic vegetable garden, crop rotation is very important, in other words, avoid sowing the same plant in the same spot every year. This rotation prevents certain parasites or diseases from settling in. But it is also important to know how to correctly associate species so that they protect each other.

Plant association is one of the fundamentals of organic gardening.

Consequently :

Vegetable

Associated with

Is helpful against

Eggplant, potato

Bean

Potato beetle

Carrot

Leek, onion, shallot, tomato, dill

Carrot fly

Cabbage

Lettuce, spinach

Cabbage flea beetle

Cabbage

Tomato, celery

Cabbage maggot and imported cabbageworm

Strawberry plant, potato

Garlic, onion

Diseases, acarina

Onion

Carrot

Onion maggot

Leek

Carrot, celery

Leek moth

Tomato

French marigold

Threadworms

Tomato

Garlic, nasturtiums, basil

Diseases

Most vegetables

Lemon balm, summer savory, sage, lavender, nasturtiums

Insects

Most vegetables

Garden marigold, French marigold

Insects, threadworms

Most vegetables

Chervil, borage

Slugs

Most vegetables

Chervil, basil

mildew


Updated on: 25/09/2008


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