Try Companion Gardening!

www.farmfoodieandfitness.comNot enough room for a big garden? Try companion gardening! Have you always wanted to have your own garden but you just don’t have the room in your yard? Why not try companion gardening? I can be done in a small plot in your backyard or you can even do it in pots or containers. Or… have you tried to grow some vegetables and can’t figure out why they just wouldn’t grow or fruit? Some plants won’t grow if they’re placed near other plants that so to speak don’t get along.

Growing plants close to each other help fights disease, pests, and allows for more space. It also helps save money, time, allows you to eat healthier, and the whole family can get involved. Here is a list of compatible and incompatible vegetables. Hopefully they will help you have a successful garden and a bountiful harvest this summer while saving you some space and time in the garden.

10 Most Compatible Companion Plants for Vegetables:

  1. Beans really like to be with carrots,cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, and marigolds.
  2. Broccoli loves celery,camomile, dill, and rosemary.
  3. Carrots love bush and pole beans, lettuce, onions, radishes, peas, and tomatoes.
  4. Cucumbers grow well with  beans, celery, lettuce, peas, and radish.
  5. Eggplants like beans, potatoes, and spinach.
  6. Lettuce is a great companion with strawberries and carrots.
  7. Melons love corn and radishes.
  8. Onions love broccoli, cabbage, strawberries, lettuce, and tomatoes.
  9. Tomatoes grow well with asparagus, celery, carrots, parsley, basil, and marigolds.
  10. Zucchini love Nasturtiums.

10 Most Incompatible Companion Plants for Vegetables:

  1. Garlic and onions will stunt the growth of peas and beans.
  2. Potatoes and beans grow poorly with sunflowers.
  3. Cabbage and cauliflower do not like each other.
  4. Pumpkins will not grow with potatoes.
  5. Corn and tomatoes will not grow in the other’s presence.
  6. Beans do not like chives, leeks, and garlic.
  7. Asparagus dislike onions, garlic, and potatoes.
  8. Beets dislike pole beans.
  9. Cabbage will not grow with tomatoes or strawberries.
  10. Brussel sprouts will not grow along side strawberries or radishes.

Companion Gardening may require a little extra time when planning your garden but the end results will save you space, time, money, and frustration. Happy Gardening!

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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