All Things Gardening forum: Companion planting for community garden.

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
May 24, 2015 9:44 AM CST
I have a 20 by 10 foot plot with mostly heirloom tomatos/ peppers/ squash watermelons that kind of thing. and I was wondering what herbs/ things I could get at the local farmers market would be good companion plants. Hurray!

basil I know is good?

Anything else?
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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May 24, 2015 10:00 AM CST
Marigolds will brighten it up and repel some bugs.
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
May 24, 2015 10:07 AM CST
Thanks I will look into that.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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May 24, 2015 12:29 PM CST
We started planting Greek Oregano last year. Oregano is supposed to repel mosquitoes, cucumber beetles and cabbage moths.

Oregano will also be a magnet plant to keep aphids, spider mites and leaf hoppers away from the more valuable crops.
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
May 24, 2015 7:42 PM CST
Okay thanks
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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May 24, 2015 8:04 PM CST
A mature Greek Oregano plant spreads to about 24 x 32-34, at least it does here, so give it room. Smiling

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