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Companion Planting for December

Companion planting is based on the principle that certain plants can attract or repel insects or provide beneficial support to other plants. It can also work the other way around where one plant can be detrimental to anothers growth.

Radishes – best planted with lettuce and nasturtiums. The lettuce helps to tenderize the radishes and the nasturtiums improve the flavour of the radish.

Marigolds – help to stimulate vegetable growth and also help to deter squash bugs, potato bug, aphids and bean beetles.

Eggplants – plant with nasturtiums and beans. The nasturtiums attract the pests away from the eggplant and the beans deter potato bug.

Squash – plant with nasturtiums and marigolds to keep the dreaded squash bug away.

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