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How to grow vegetables successfuly in pots.

Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers by Edward C. Smith (ISBN -13: 978-1-58017-556-2 or ISBN-10: 1-58017-556-2). Ed Smith has chosen, planted, tested and tasted dozens of vegetables in every type of self-watering container and shows you how to grow the best vegetables ever.

3 problems in growing vegetables in traditional containers:-

  • They need watering every day with a hose or watering can.
  • Even when they are watered regularly, most vegetables will not produce as much in a traditional container as it would in the earth garden.
  • The methods traditionally used for growing edibles in pots are not organic. I prefer to use organic methods.

One solution to the problem of constant watering is the self-watering container, which is different from a traditional container in that it does not have a hole in the bottom. As long as there is water in the reservoir, the soil in the self-watering container will not dry out. This helps to solve problem 1, also helps solve problem 2 as it helps the vegetables to grow better without their roots drying out (vegetables are between 80 and 90% water). A mature tomato plant may need to drink as much as a gallon a day.

amberolsowandgrow

The Sow and Grow Unit from the Amberol Harvester Range is an ideal balcony container large enough and deep enough to grow anything you would wish to plant in it. It is superb for tomatoes.

Vegetable, Herb and Green Manure Plant Description and Comparison pages

 

The unique ‘Aquafeed’ self-watering system from Amberol keeps plants permanently watered, releasing the vital nutrients in the soil. The high capacity capillary action wick lifts water and added nutrients from a large, built in water storage chamber protected from the heat of the sun, so simply top up the reservoir twice a week in most conditions.

amberoljuniorcultivator

The Junior Cultivator is the all rounder. Good for herbs, salad stuff but deep enough for beans and peas whilst also good for strawberries.

 

amberolfruitfull

The Fruit Full Unit is perfectly designed to grow strawberries by the bucket load. Keeping the plants over the edge of this narrower unit prevents them rotting when ripening.

 

amberolsaladserver

The Salad Server is perfect for growing every sort of salad crop, lettuce, radishes, spring onions, beetroot and many others. With its built in water reservoir and aquafeed system you can expect superb crops with minimum maintenance and effort.

amberolpodandbean

The Pod and Bean planter can be used to grow peas and beans of all varieties. It has the depth to allow canes and sticks to be pushed into the soil which will support these climbing plants as they grow. It also makes a superb planter for onions.

 

amberolminigarden

The Mini Garden can be used as a floor standing  unit or easily fixed to a wall. This is ideal for growing herbs or as a raised small strawberry bed.

 

Making a potting mix for your self-watering container:-

In typical container growing mixes, structure is created by combining 2 basic components: something that will absorb water and something that water will flow round. One planting mixture combination is:-

which is the best choice for self-watering containers. 2/3rds fill a wheelbarrow with the above planting mixture and according to Edward C. Smith (for Americans) add:-

  • 1/3 cup blood meal (for nitrogen)
  • 1/3 cup colloidal phosphate (for phosphorus)
  • 1/3 cup greensand ( for potassium and trace elements) and
  • 1 tablespoon azomite.

or according to me (for UK Citizens) add:

  • 500 grms Cal-Sea-Feed (for trace elements and minerals, calcium which neutralizes the acidity of the peat, and Cal-Sea-Feed also encourages beneficial soil bacteria)
  • 500 grms Blood, Fish, Bone (for Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus)

before mixing thoroughly. Add water whilst mixing to make a moist mixture but not a soggy mess. Transfer the result to a self-watering container (whose reservoir is already filled with water).

Detail of above materials:

  • Spagnum peat. Partially decomposed remains of centuries-old sphagnum moss, which holds both water and air. It is organic matter, but it decays very slowly and adds litlle in the way of nutrition. It is very acidic, with a pH of 3.5-4.5.
  • Sedge peat. The ancient, partially decomposed remains of sedge, reeds and grasses. It is of a darker colour than sphagnum peat and holds more water.
  • Coco peat, or coir. Recycled coconut husks, used for aeration and water retention as an ecologically sound alternative to sphagnum peat. It holds more water than sphagnum peat and has a pH range of 5.7 to 6.8.
  • Bark and/or sawdust. Used as a basic ingredient in some potting mixes. It provides organic matter, but few nutrients.
  • Vermiculite. Made from a form of mica rock. The ore has been heated causing it to expand and creating within it spaces for air and water. A cubic foot of vermicultite can hold 32 pounds of water - about 8 gallons. In addition to its air- and water-holding ability, it provides some potassium, calcium and magnesium with a neutral pH.
  • Perlite. Made from volcanic rock that is crushed, and then heated, causing the particles to expand like popcorn. Perlite holds water on its surface and keeps soil light and fluffy. It adds no nutrients to the mix and has a neutral pH.
  • Limestone (either dolomitic or calcitic). A source of calcium to counteract the acidity of peat moss. Dolomitic limestone also contains magnesium.

Details of organic fertilizer:

  • Azomite Trace Mineral Fertilizer is natural mined rock from a specific volcanic deposit in central Utah marketed as a free-flowing, less than 200 mesh, tan to pink powder with a density of 48 lbs./cubic foot. No additives, synthetics or fillers. Mineralogically, Azomite is rhyolitic tuff breccia. Azomite has 67 major and trace elements, so its name means "A to Z Of Minerals Including Trace Elements." Typical analysis shows every element that's beneficial to plants and animals, and other elements (micro-nutrients) scientists believe essential. Azomite was mined since 1942 as soil amendment. Crop farmers report improved growth, health, size. Potatoes report 19-60% increase in yield; sugar beets are larger, with higher sugar content. Citrus growers report improved recovery from decline, healthier trees. This material is easier to buy in America. I would tend to use the Cal-Sea-Feed in the UK, since it is easier to find and it will provide the Calcium instead of from the Limestone in the list above to neutralize the acidity of the peat.
  • Greensand is essentially a hydrated silicate of iron and potash. It is a natural mineral extracted from the famous greensand deposits of Sewell, New Jersey, USA. This natural mineral has a tendency to open tight soils and bind loose soils. Nutrient availability through its' "base-exchange" action releases the minerals in the soil for assimilation by the plant. Valued by growers for decades this rock powder contains a large amount of potassium and trace minerals. Greensand renews vigour of the mineral exchange in the top soil.
  • Cal-Sea-Feed - Calcified Seaweed substitute - A sustainable alternative to Calcified Seaweed for growers. Calcified Seaweed is no longer approved by the Soil Association for use in organic growing, due to concerns that the harvesting of this material is not sustainable and has adverse effects on the marine environment. Cal-Sea-Feed is a blend of dried seaweed, harvested in a sustainable and environmentally benign system, and natural calcium compounds - formulated to give growers the benefits of Calcified Seaweed without the concerns. Cal-Sea-Feed is rich in minerals, encourages beneficial soil bacteria, helps improve heavy soil structure and neutralises acid soils (do not use with acid loving plants). Approved for Organic growing by the Soil Association.
  • Blood, Fish, Bonemeal. A traditional long lasting organic based compound fertilizer - the favourite feed for generations of gardeners. Use anywhere in the garden for flowers, fruit, vegetables. Nitrogen 5% Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2 05) 5% of which Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2 05) soluble in water 0.44%(P0.19%) Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2 05) insoluble in water 4.56%(P1.9%) Potassium Oxide (K2 0) soluble in water 6.5%(K5.4%). Bone meal is an organic fertlizer that is derived from the meat processing industry. Animal bones are cooked and then ground and packaged, then sold as a slow-release fertilizer that offers a good amount of phosphorous. The N-P-K ratio of bone meal is generally 4-12-0, though some steamed bone meals have N-P-Ks of 1-13-0. Bone meal is frequently used to fertilize spring-blooming bulbs, but it also works well in vegetable gardens, on lawns, and in containers to provide phosphorus. Recent CSU research results concluded that no rock P (regardless of mesh size) is available for plant use unless the soil pH is below 7.0.

 

Using this planting mix, a self-watering container and the information in Ed Smith's book, you should be able to grow very good vegetables on the balcony 12 floors up a skyscraper or anywhere else where sunshine gets to a part of your outside space.

Plant Connection had a free Vegetable Wall Planner.

Why Topsoil is not suitable for use in a Container:-

In a container, topsoil compacts and the spaces between soil particles disappear. Compacted soil cannot receive, contain, or allow for the movement of enough air and water.

 

Why adding water retention gel to the container mix is not suitable:-

Since the container is self-watering, you do not need any additives to increase water retention. These additives are called hydrogels, and they are meant to be used in traditional pots, which dry out quickly. When they are added to the potting mix in self-watering containers, the mix quickly becomes waterlogged and the plants drown.

 

Gleaned from the newsletter of Permacore (South African Permaculture network) in 2004:

FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING:-

PLANT 3 ROWS OF PEAS

  • Peace of mind
  • Peace of heart
  • Peace of soul

PLANT 4 ROWS OF SQUASH

  • Squash gossip
  • Squash indifference
  • Squash grumbling
  • Squash selfishness

PLANT 4 ROWS OF LETTUCE

  • Lettuce be faithful
  • Lettuce be kind
  • Lettuce be patient
  • Lettuce really love one another

NO GARDEN WITHOUT TURNIPS

  • Turnip for meetings
  • Turnip for service
  • Turnip to help one another

TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME

  • Thyme for each other
  • Thyme for family
  • Thyme for friends

 

WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE

THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

 

From SUNBURST The Parish Magazine of St Margaret's, Rainham, Kent of June 2010:-

"You could spend your life waiting for one of these....

There are 91,500 people in the UK who are waiting for an allottment. That is up from 76,330 in June 2009. And the popular grow-your-own trend, accelerated by the recession and rising price of food, shows no sign of calming down.

In Camden, North London, nearly 1,000 people are facing a 40-year wait for around 200 allotments. Islington, Burnley, Fylde, and Wirral all have waiting lists of longer than 10 years. In Oldham, 400 people are waiting for 19 sites. Other councils have closed their waiting lists altogether.

Local authorities have a statutory duty to provide allotments, but many frustrated gardeners say "it is just not happening, and is such a shame." As one keen gardener points out:"Having an allotment ticks all the healthy living boxes in terms of diet, exercise and low carbon footprints." "

Nurseries that grow and sell plants to the Public:-

Marshalls, S.E. Marshall & Co, Alcondbury Weston, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE28 4HY. Tel: 01480 443390. Website: www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk sell seeds and plants.

Gertrude Franck's Vegetable Garden Layout with Companion Planting

Fence with Flowers and Gate

D.
All
kinds
of
herbs,
annuals
and
perennials

Path

D.
Chives
and
Rhubarb

P
A
T
H

B.
Cauliflower
and
B.
Celeriac

P
A
T
H

C.
Late
Carrots

C.
Lettuce

A.
Cucumber

A.
Tomatoes
alternating
with
C.
radishes

A.
Cabbage
C.
Lettuce
(second
sowing)

C.
Late
Carrots

B.
Cauliflowers
and
B.
Celeriac

B.
Onions
followed
by
C.
corn salad

A.
Cabbage
C.
Lettuce
(third
sowing)

C.
Late
Carrots

A.
Late
Cabbage
and
B.
Celeriac

A.
Tomatoes
alternating
with
C.
Radishes

C.
Carrots
(second
sowing)

C.
Late
Carrots

B.
Black salsify

B.
Onions followed by
C.
Sugarloaf

C.
Carrots (second sowing)

C.
Late Carrots

A.
Late Cabbage and
A.
Celeriac

A.
Beans alternating
with
C.
Kohlrabi

C.
Carrots (second sowing)

C.
Endives or other salad crops

A.
New Potatoes

B.
Spring Greens alternating with
B.
Celeriac then
B.
Kidney Beans

B.
Beetroot

C.
Various Salad crops

A.
Brussels Sprouts
B.
and Kale

A.
Beans alternating with
C.
Kolhrabi and
C.
Radishes

B.
Beetroot

 

B.
Leeks

covering 3-year-old Strawberries

C.
Carrots

covering 3-year-old Strawberries

B.
Marrowfat Peas

 

C.
Carrots

 

B.
Onions

covering 2-year-old Strawberries

C.
Lettuces and radishes

covering 2-year-old Strawberries

B.
Peas followed in August by Strawberries (new planting)

 

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VEGETABLE GALLERY PAGES
Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

FOOD COLOUR
Blue
(o)Green
Orange

Other Colours
(o)Purple
(o)Red
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
Grey
Purple
(o)Red
Silver
Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow

VEGETABLE LIST
Artichoke
Asparagus
Aubergine

Beans :-
Broad

Climbing French
Dwarf French
Runner

(o)Beetroot
Beet
Borecole
(o)Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cape Gooseberry
Capsicum(Pepper)
Cardoon
(o)Carrot
(o)Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chicory
(o)Chilli Pepper
Chinese Cabbage
Corn Salad
(o)Courgette
Cress
(o)Cucumber
Endive
Fennel
Garlic

Green Manure :-
Mustard

Phacelia Balo
Red Clover
Spinach

Herbs :-
Basil Gecofure

Basil Minette
Basil Red
Basil Sweet
Celery Par-cel
Chives
Cilantro
Coriander
Coriander Confetti
Dill
Dill Bouquet
Garlic Chives
Lemon Coriander
Lemon Grass
Marjoram Sweet
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme

Horseradish
Kale
Kohl Rhabi
Leaf Beet
Leaf Salads
Leek
(o)Lettuce
Marrow
Melon
Mushroom
Mustard
Okra
Onion
Pak Choi
Parsnip
Pea
Pepper
Potato
Pumpkin
Radicchio
Radish
Rocket
Salsify
Scorzonera
Shallot
Snap Pea
Spinach
Spinach Beet
Spring Onion

Sprouting Salad :-
Alfalfa

Fenugreek
Lentil
Mung Beans
Radish

Squash
Swede
Sweet Corn
Tomato
Turnip

GROUP PICTURES
Garden Pictures

Vegetable Height from Text Border for Vegetable Gallery

Blue = 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

Green = 24-72 inches (60-180 cms)

Red = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

Vegetable Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Vegetable named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Vegetable Description Page details where that Vegetable Plant is available from.

 

When creating a vegetable garden, the most common method of reducing the likelihood of disease and pest problems caused by planting the same plant in the same place every year is to use a rotation system:-

  • 4-Year Rotation: Legume, Brassica, Potato, Onions and Roots or Fixed Bed - for plants that stay in the same place for another 2 years
  • or
  • Gertrude Franck's Companion Planting: Spinach is sown in the spring and the rows between the rows of spinach are split into: Main Crop A, 0.5 Year Crop B, Short-lived Crop C or Perennial Crop D as shown below.

 

Gertrude Franck Companion Planting Vegetable Garden

Companion planting cultivation is concerned with which plants will respond well to a certain environment, and in which environment, pests can be discouraged and diseases prevented. In order to make such mixed vegetable cultivation possible, monoculture in beds is replaced by row-crop cultivation, in which the right plants will be properly spaced. The companion-planted garden has to be considered not only in relation to its plant material above ground, but also the affects on the soil and the biomass of that plant's roots. Ten ways that companion planting works is provided in the garden design section.

Companion Planting can also be used for pest control rather than chemicals.

The book "Companion Planting - successful gardening the organic way" by Gertrude Franck (based on her 35 years of practical experience in Germany) Thorsons Publishing Group 1983, ISBN 0-7225-0695-3 states the following:

Spinach is sown in spring in rows 20 inches (50cm) apart over the whole vegetable garden area for the following purposes:

  • these rows divide the vegetable garden up for the whole year,
  • the spinach roots prevent erosion, so the usual paths between beds are omitted,
  • young spinach plants provide protection and shade for the vegetable crops to be grown between them,
  • spinach provides ideal material for sheet surface composting, which becomes an intermediate space, a footpath, and
  • it is in between these lines of spinach that the other vegetable varieties are arranged.

The Garden Layout on the left shows that the rows are given letters. The main crop in the A rows is planted in May, but can follow an early crop almost immediately. They are 6.5 feet (2 metres) apart and are intended for:-

tomatoes,
runner beans,
cucumbers,
late cabbage,
broad beans,
potatoes and
courgettes.

 

Halfway between 2 A rows there is 1 B row, which is intended for plants which are going to require this space either in the first half or in the second half of the growing year. Each of these rows will yield at least 2 full crops. These are:-

leeks,
onions,
black salsify,
cauliflower,
celeriac,
kidney beans,
spring beans,
beetroot,
peas and
parsnips.

Halfway between the A row and the B row there is the C row, which is set with short-lived plants with a comparatively small, low growth. Each of these rows will produce 2 or often 3 crops one after another. These are:-

carrots,
lettuce,
endives,
kohlrabi and
fennel.

 

The perennial crops in Row D stay in the same place and the others are not planted in the same place for another 2 years:-

annuals
asparagus
chives
herbs
perennials

 

 

To avoid crop rotation problems the gardener :

  • changes his crops 2 or 3 times in the same row and
  • in the following year displaces the rows 10 inches (25 cm) away from where they were before, so that it is extremely unlikely that the same or a closely related plant will occupy the same place again.

Surface composting ensures a constant supply of nutrients and water to the soil, gives it protection and enriches it in humus. The strips where the compost is laid down this year will become the places where vegetables are grown next year, since the rows are displaced 10 inches (25 cm) sideways.

 

VEGETABLE INDEX

Vegetable Type links to Comparison Page .

 

Vegetable Name links to Description Page.

Supplier Name links to Mail Order seed supplier, who
supply seed sowing instructions.
 

Since Suttons have not donated more photos and no other seed supplier will (I have asked at shows from 2006-2015), I will take more photos from gardens available to the public, so that you the public can be visually informed about the vegetables whose seeds these mail-order suppliers will sell you.

4-Year Rotation:-

1. Legume
2. Brassica
3. Potato
4. Onions and Roots or

Fixed Bed. Succession gardening gives you the next veg to grow after the last one.

Companion Planting:-
Main Crop A,
0.5 Year Crop B, Short-lived Crop C or
Perennial Crop D

Foliage Colour

Food Colour

Good Companions

Bad Companions

The Companion Plant A-Z Table shows in tabular form the following, as a quick reference guide:-

  • name of original plant in alphabetical order
  • name of pest/disease of that original plant
  • name of antidote to that pest/disease as a companion plant, or name of companion plant or beneficial insect or animal to the original plant
  • name of antagonistic plant to that original plant or name of a Pest/Disease that this original plant is antagonistic to.

A

Artichoke

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Globe Artichoke

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Globe Artichoke

...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Asparagus

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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'Purple Passion'

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Tomato.
Parsley,
Basil.
Mulch with hay and leave undisturbed except for picking to aid growth.

Onion

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Aubergine

Potato
Main Crop A
 

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'Galine'

Pea,
Tarragon,
Thyme

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

B

Broad Beans

Legume
Main Crop A

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'Aquadulce Claudia'

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Marigold ( Tagetes ).
Carrots,
Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Cabbages,
Celeriac,
Beets including Beetroot,
Borage,
Lettuce,
Peas,
Parsley,
Summer Savory.
Potato and Sweetcorn planted in alternate rows with Broad Beans increase each other's yield and health.
Broad beans planted in alternate rows with spinach which shades the soil and keeps it damp grow better.
1 Celery per 7 bean plants.
Strawberry.
Petunia.
Radish,
Oats,
Squash,
Sweetcorn,
Tomato,
Brassicas
Buckwheat

Garlic,
Shallots,
Chives,
Gladiolus,
Fennel,
Sunflower,
Kohlrabi,
Onions,
Walnut,
Leek,
Beetroot

Sunflowers fight climbing beans for light and space.

Plant World Seeds

 

 

 

Climbing French Beans

Legume
Main Crop A

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Same as above.

Same as above

Plant World Seeds

 

 

 

Dwarf French
Runner Beans

Legume
Main Crop A

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Same as above.

Same as above

Plant World Seeds

 

 

 

(o)Beetroot

Root
0.5 Year Crop B

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'Bolthardy' Light Green

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'Bolthardy' Red

Bush Beans, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce, Onion, Seaweed

Pole Beans, Field Mustard, Charlock

Bolthardy from Globe varieties

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Beet

Root
Main Crop A
 

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Bush beans
Onion
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Cabbage
Seaweed
Leek

Pole beans,
Field mustard, Charlock

Plant World Seeds

Suttons Seeds

 

 

 

Borecole

Brassica
Main Crop A

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Late cabbage
Potato

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

(o)Broccoli

Brassica
0.5 Year Crop B

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'Claret'
Dark Green

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'Claret'
Purple Florets

Nasturtium to attract the aphids away from the Broccoli.
Dill, Celery, Camomile, Sage, Peppermint, Rosemary, Potato and Beets.
Onion.
Oregano ( Origanum vulgare ).
Pennyroyal ( Menta pulegium ),
Marjoram.
Bean,
Mint

Tomato, Pole beans, Strawberry and Lettuce

Rudolph from Sprouting Broccoli

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Brussels Sprouts

Brassica
0.5 Year Crop B
 

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Pennyroyal.
Mustard,
Bean,
Celery,
Dill,
Hyssop,
Mint,
Nasturtium,
Potato,
Sage,
Rosemary.
Seaweed obtainable from Maxicrop products can help:-

  • reduce nematode damage
  • provide a source of food for benign and beneficial soil bacteria, and
  • provide greater maintenance of chlorophyll, leading to greener plants

Strawberry

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

C

Cabbage
 

Brassica
Main Crop A for late cabbage

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The scent from
Sage,
Rosemary,
Hyssop,
Thyme,
Dill,
Southernwood,
Mint and
Chamomile
in a mixed border round the cabbages deters the white cabbage butterfly.
Tansy repels the caggage worm and cutworm.
Wormwood,
Caraway,
Celeriac,
Celery,
Coriander,
Peppermint,
Onion,
Potato,
Geranium,
Pennyroyal,
Spearmint,
Mustard,
Clover,
Bean,
Beetroot.
Orange Nasturtium grown within the cabbage area deter aphids, whilst yellow nasturtiums grown outside the cabbage area attract aphids.
Oregano,
Borage

Strawberry Tomato
Pole bean
Grape
Rue
Garlic

More likely to get club-root if the cabbages are grown in the same spot for 2 or more years

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Cape Gooseberry

Potato
Main Crop A
 

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Related to tomatoes.

The plants are prone to root rots and viruses if on poorly-drained soil or if carried over to a second year.

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Capsicum (Pepper)

Potato
Main Crop A
 

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Basil,
Carrot,
Lovage,
Marjoram,
Onion,
Oregano

Fennel,
Kohlrabi

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Cardoon

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

(o)Carrot

Root
Short-lived Crop C

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Dark Green

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Orange

Carrots and Onions planted in alternate rows drive off both the onion or carrot fly.
Sage,
Rosemary and Wormwood planted nearby produce strong smells that repel carrot fly maggots, who attack the roots of carrots.
Sow leeks and carrots in the same row for protection against carrot fly. Then harvest the carrots and leave the leeks to mature for later.
Chives,
Parsley,
Black Salsify.
Radish,
Leaf lettuce,
Tomato,
Asparagus,
Marigold, Nasturtium,
Flax.
Keep the carrots on the sunny side of the Peas for best effect,
Deciduous tree sawdust laid as a mulch protects carrots from carrot fly.
Scorzonera hispanica,
Bean

Ethylene Gas from ripening Apples causes a bitter flavour in Carrots.

Potato, Kohlrabi, Fennel, Dill and Cabbage.

Creme De Lite F1

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

(o)Cauliflower

Brassica
0.5 Year Crop B

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Dark Green

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White

Celery to keep away the white cabbage butterfly.
Mustard,
Bean,
Beetroot,
Chamomile,
Hyssop,
Mint,
Nasturtium,
Onion,
Oregano,
Potato,
Sage,
Radish,
Rosemary,
Tansy,
Dill

Tomato, Strawberry and Celery Leaf Borer.

Boris

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Celeriac

Root
0.5 Year Crop B

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Winter vetch sown before Celeriac provides potassium.
Leek and Scarlet runner beans in alternate rows.
Bean,
Cabbage,
Onion,
Tomato.

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Celery

Root
0.5 Year Crop B

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Grow Celery in alternate rows with Leeks. Apply mulch of compost with some pig manure in it for increased yield.
The cabbage white butterfly does not like the scent of Celery so is a benefit to all members of the cabbage family.
Tomato
Cauliflower
Bush Bean
Dill
Onion

Cabbage white butterfly

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Chicory

Root
0.5 Year Crop B

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Sow in pea rows after peas have been pulled out

 

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

(o)Chilli Pepper

...
0.5 Year Crop B

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Green

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Red

Basil, Carrot, Lovage, Marjoram, Onion and Oregano.

Fennel and Kohlrabi.

Bhut Jolokia Fiery Furnace

 

 

 

Chinese Cabbage

Brassica
Main Crop A

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Brussels sprouts Cauliflower

Corn

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Corn Salad

Legume
Short-lived Crop C

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

(o)Courgette

Legume
Main Crop A

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Dark Green

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Green

Bean, Mint, Nasturtium, Radish, Sweetcorn and Basil

Potato

Cavili

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Cress

Legume
Short-lived Crop C

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

(o)Cucumber

Legume
Main Crop A

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Green

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Green

Radish and Nasturtium to counter the Cucumber beetle. Chives to counter Downy and Powdery Mildew. Beans, Pea, Dill, Sunflower, Lettuce, Sweetcorn, Kohlrabi, Savoy Cabbage, Broccoli, Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Tomato, Brassica, Basil and Jerusalem Artichoke.

Potato, Sage and Cress.

Cucino F1 from Mini-Cucumber

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

Endive

Root
Short-lived Crop C

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

F

Fennel

Root
Short-lived Crop C

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Lettuce,
Leek,
Cabbage,
Basil.
Bees love fennel.
Use besides dog kennels to repel dog fleas.

Bush bean,
Caraway,
Kohlrabi,
Tomato,
Turnip,
Wormwood,
Coriander,
Dill

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

G

Garlic

Onions
0.5 Year Crop B
 

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Keeps roses free from aphids.
Protects apple trees from scab.
Protects peach trees from leaf-curl.
Protects tomatoes from red spider.
Vetch,
Raspberry,
Carrot

Pea,
Bean,
Cabbage,
Grain Weevil,
Solanum late blight,
Stone fruit brown rot,
Strawberry.
Mosquitos keep away from areas where garlic is growing.

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Green Manure:-
Mustard

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Grape,
Turnip

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Green Manure:-
Phacelia Balo

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Bee

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Green Manure:-
Red Clover

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Deadly nightshade (Solanum nigrum),
Lawn grass

Henbane,
Buttercup

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Green Manure:-
Spinach

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Aubergine,
Cabbage,
Celery,
Onion,
Pea,
Strawberry

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

H Annual herbs should not be planted in the same spot the following year.

Herbs :-
Basil

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Tomato (Plant border of Basil round tomatoes to resist disease and add flavour to the Tomatoes).

Asparagus,
Parsley,
Apricot,
Cabbage,
Leek,
Bean.
Bees love basil.

Rue (Perhaps this is due to basil being sweet and rue being very bitter).
Aphid, Fruit-fly, White-fly and House Fly hate it.
Mosquito

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Chives

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Cabbage,
Carrot,
Leek,
Tomato,
Cucumber,
Grape,
Parsley,
Soft and Tree Fruits.

Bean,
Pea

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Coriander
and Cilantro

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Anise,
Dill, Chervil and Coriander growing between rows of carrots and cabbage will protect them from pests.
Radish,
Celery,
Spinach,
Potato.
Bees love Coriander.

Coriander will wilt when Fennel is planted alongside and prevent fennel from forming seed.

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Dill

Dill added to cooking cabbage nullifies the smell of cabbage

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Lettuce,
Sweetcorn,
Cucumber,
Coriander,
Cabbage,
Leek,
Celery,
Spinach,
Radish,
Cress,
Onion,
Euphorbia,
Fennel,
Beetroot.
Bees love it and it repels the Cabbage White Fly

Carrot,
Tomato

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Garlic Chives

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Lemon Coriander

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Same as Coriander above

Same as Coriander above

Suttons Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Lemon Grass

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Marjoram Sweet

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Stinging nettle,
Carrot

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Mint

Plant in shade near house to repel mice.

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Stinging nettle,
Chamomile.

Mint repels Cabbage White Butterfly for Cabbages

Ant,
Flea beetle,
Cabbage butterfly,
Parsley

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Oregano

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Beetles and White Cabbage Butterfly do not come near Oregano.
Cabbage,
Cucumber

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Parsley

Root
Perennial Crop D
 

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Tomato.
Grow Parsley with Asparagus,
Rose, and Tomato to deter aphids.
Celery,
Leek,
Dwarf Pea,
Carrot,
Chive.
Bees love its flowers.

Mint

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Rosemary

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Sage,
Bean,
Cabbage,
Carrot,
Bee

Cucumber,
Carrot fly,
Potato
Cabbage worm butterfly

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Sage

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Carrot.
Cabbage.
Rosemary,
Stinging nettle,
Marjoram,
Strawberry,
Tomato.
Bees love it

Cucumber,
Grass,
Basil,
Wormwood,
Rue.
Dry sage in the wardrobe kills moths

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Herbs :-
Thyme

Fixed Bed
Perennial Crop D

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Cabbage.
Bees love it

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Horseradish
 

Root
Perennial Crop D

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Protects Potato ( 1 at each end of the potato plot) and Fruit Trees (2 in an orchard) against fungus.
Tomato
Cabbage
Cucumber
Spinach

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

Kale

Brassica
0.5 Year Crop B

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Late cabbage
Potato

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Kidney Beans

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Same as Broad Beans above

Same as Broad Beans above

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Kohl Rhabi

Brassica
Short-lived Crop C

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Lettuce.
Onion,
Beet,
Beetroot,
Cucumber,
Mustard,
Celeriac,
Savoy cabbage,
Runner beans,
Borage

Kohlrabi harms tomatoes.

Beans harm kohlrabi.

Fennel,
Strawberry,
Pepper

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

L

Leaf Beet
Chard, Perpetual Spinach

Legume
Short-lived Crop C

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Aubergine,
Cabbage,
Celery,
Onion,
Pea,
Strawberry

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Leaf Salads

Legume
Short-lived Crop C

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...

...

Plant World Seeds

 

 

 

Leek

Onions
0.5 Year Crop B

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Leeks and carrots grown in alternate rows protect each from insect attack.
Leeks and Celery grown in alternate rows enriched woth pig or goat manure, will both benefit from the supplied potassium.
Onion,
Celeriac,
Bush bean

Broad bean,
Broccoli,
Pea

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

(o)Lettuce

Legume
Short-lived Crop C

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Red

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Red

Plant in alternate rows with radish to protect the radish against the flea beetle.
Chervil to deter Greenfly. Onion, Strawberry, Cucumber, Carrot, Radish, Cabbage, Brussels Sprout, Broccoli, Beetroot, Clover, Pea, Bean, Kidney Bean and Mangold to deter Mildew, Snails and Ants.

...

Relic - Red Deers Tongue from Butterhead Lettuce

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

M

Marrow

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B
 

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Bean,
Mint,
Nasturtium,
Radish,
Sweetcorn

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Melon

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Sweetcorn, Sunflower,
Morning Glory (Ipomaea),
Peanut

Potato

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Mushroom

Legume
Short-lived Crop C

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Mustard

Brassica
Short-lived Crop C

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Grape,
Turnip

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

Okra

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Sweet bell pepper,
Eggplant

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Onion

Onions
0.5 Year Crop B

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Grow in alternate rows with Carrots to ward off each others flies.
Onions planted near apple trees ward off apple-scab.
Amaranth,
1 Camomile plant per 12 feet.
Cabbage family,
Beet including Beetroot,
Strawberry,
Tomato,
Lettuce,
Summer Savory,
Potato,
Parsley,
Kohlrabi,
Radish

Pea,
Bean

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

P

Pak Choi

Brassica
0.5 Year Crop B

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Parsnip

Root
0.5 Year Crop B

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Seaweed,
Onion,
Pea,
Potato,
Pepper,
Bean,
Radish,
Garlic

Carrot,
Celery,
Caraway

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Pea

Do not grow in the same ground 2 years in succession.

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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2 rows of peas to 1 of potato benefits both vegetables.
Low-growing Carrots (on the sunny side of the rows),
Turnip and
Radish with peas help each other.
Cucumber,
Sweetcorn,
Bean,
Aubergine,
Lettuce,
Spinach,
Tomato,
Brassica,
Celery,
Swede

Gladiolus,
Onion,
Garlic,
Shallots

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Pepper

Potato
0.5 Year Crop B

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Basil,
Carrot,
Lovage,
Marjoram,
Onion,
Oregano

Fennel,
Kohlrabi

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Potato

Potato
Main Crop A

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Amaranth,
Cherry (Prunus avium).
Flax ( Linum usitatissimum ),
Bush bean.
Horseradish (Ammoracia rusticana).
Marigold repels Eelworm.
Dead nettle,
Sweetcorn,
Cabbage,
Eggplant (Aubergine),
Foxglove,
Nasturtium,
Watermelon,
Esparsette,
Pea,
Lettuce,
Onion,
Petunia,
Radish,
Nettle
2 rows of Broad Beans to 1 of potatoes improves output.

Apple.

Potatoes grown next to :-
Apple,
Cherry,
Pumpkin,
Cucumber,
Sunflower,
Tomato,
Raspberry cane make them susceptible to blight.

Walnut,
Cherry,
Jerusalem artichoke,
Squash,
Orach,
Rosemary

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Pumpkin

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Sweetcorn,
Datura stromarium,
Radish,
Bean,
Mint,
Nasturtium

Potato

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Radicchio

Legume
Short-lived
Crop C

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Radish

Brassica
Short-lived Crop C
 

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Grow with Lettuce to control the flea beetle.
Sage,
Mint.
Chervil,
Mustard,
Beet,
Spinach,
Carrot,
Parsnip,
Cucumber,
Squash,
Melon,
Tomato,
Kohlrabi,
Bush bean,
Pole bean.
Cress improves the flavour of the radish.
Nasturtium gives radishes a sharper flavour if grown nearby.
Pea,
Cabbage,
Cauliflower,
Onion.

Hyssop,
Cucumber beetle,
Grape,
Cucumber

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Rocket

Legume
Short-lived Crop C

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

S

Salsify

Root
0.5 Year Crop B

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Scorzonera

Root
0.5 Year Crop B

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Shallot

Onions
0.5 Year Crop B

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...

Pea

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Snap Pea

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Same as Pea above.

Same as Pea above.

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Spinach

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Aubergine,
Cabbage,
Celery,
Onion,
Pea,
Strawberry

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Spinach Beet

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Spring Onion

Onion
0.5 Year Crop B

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Same as Onion above.

Same as Onion above.

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Sprouting Salad :-
Alfalfa

Grown in Kitchen

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Sprouting Salad :- Fenugreek

Grown in Kitchen

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Sprouting Salad :-
Lentil

Grown in Kitchen

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Sprouting Salad :-
Mung Beans

Grown in Kitchen

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...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Sprouting Salad :-
Radish

Grown in Kitchen

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item1i17132a1

...

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Squash

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Radish,
Nasturtium,
Sunflower,
Bean,
Mint,
Sweetcorn

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Swede

Brassica
Main Crop A

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Pea,
Onion

...

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Sweet Corn

Legume
0.5 Year Crop B

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Potato,
Peas,
Broad Beans,
Cucumber,
Pumpkin,
Squash.
Odourless marigold,
Soya bean,
Geranium.
Sunflower in
alternate strips.
Morning glory ( Ipomoea ),
Lupine,
Dill,
Melon

Tomato

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

T

Tomato

has solanine in its leaves, which is an insecticide. Grow in a fixed bed.


 

Potato
Main Crop A

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Grow French Marigolds with Tomato to protect from nematodes.
Tomatoes protect gooseberry bushes against insect attack.
Basil grow parallel to tomatoes,
Using discarded tights to tie plants to metal supports.
Beebalm ( Monarda ),
Chives,
Celery,
Garlic.
Marigold,
Asparagus.
Horehound (Marrubian vulgare),
Seaweed,
Stinging nettle,
Onion,
Parsley,
Foxglove,
Sweetcorn,
Nasturtium,
Carrot,
Cabbage,
Pea,
Sage,
Celeriac,
Kidney bean, Mustard,
Cress,
Borage

Tomato roots harm apricot tree roots.

Fennel,
Brassica family,
Kohlrabi,
Potato,
Walnut,
Strawberry,
Dill,
Rosemary,
Cucumber

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

Turnip
For best taste, harvest before they are fully mature.

Brassica
Main Crop A

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Hairy vetch.
Mustard,
Pea,
Nasturtium,
Radish

Knotweed
(Polygonum aviculare),
Cabbage family,
Hedge mustard

B & T World Seeds

 

 

 

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