Plant Buddies

Gardening by Osmosis

In Nature, plants have community. Ponderosa Pine, Lupine, Arrowroot Balsam not only enhance one another, they need one another. Also true with vegetables in our gardens.

We often refer to compatible plants as companion plants.

Before we prepare our plots for planting we might consider which vegetable grows best with another and why.

Most gardeners are familiar with the Native American tradition of incorporating the 'Three Sisters,' corn, beans and squash.

The symbiotic relationship of these three plants not only encourage pollinators and specific use of soil nutrients, the plants also aid one...


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