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What Not To Plant Together Thousand Oaks CA

What Not to Plant Together!

If you’re companion planting, be sure to know which plants don’t play nice together!

Whether you’re a budding gardener or a plant enthusiast, growing vegetables and herbs can be a fruitful addition to any garden. When it comes to planting, certain plants play well together, while other combinations shouldn’t be side-by-side in your soil.

Some flowers, such as sunflowers, brighten up any garden patch! However, they emit a toxin from their roots that inhibits other plants from growing too close to them as they want all the nutrients in the surrounding soil. To please your patch and your plants, read on!

Beans – Anything in the bean family, whether it is string green beans or bush beans, don’t get along with many vegetables. Their biggest nemesis in the soil playing field include chives, garlic, leeks, and onions. If you’re trying to liven up your patch, keep marigolds away from beans too. All plants in the bean family shuns those that deter pests! Who knew?

Peas – These are the cousins to beans and they also loathe the bulb veggies including chives, garlic, leeks, and onions.

Broccoli and cauliflower – These sisters have a few enemies in common. Keep these two away from peppers, all sorts of squash, strawberries, and tomatoes! The cool season crops of broccoli and the cauliflower have something against those fruits and veggies that like it a little hotter to grow.

Tomatoes – Steer clear of planting cilantro and cucumbers near these red fruit/vegetables (the debate is forever on-going).

Planting herbs, plants, fruits, and vegetables is a sure way to liven up your garden patch! For all of your landscaping management needs in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and the Conejo Valley area in California, contact Enhanced Landscape Management!