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March 20, 2009

It is officially Spring today!

These days, saving money is not easy, but we are sure trying to! I ordered a bunch of garden seeds and planning a larger "recession garden"... I started canning again last year and it sure paid off this winter as evidenced by savings at the grocery store. One thing i would like yet is a small freezer...will have to work on hubby for that!
I have been interested in organic gardening. Mom always had a big compost pile going and I am planning to have one this year as well. . I have also used grass clippings for years, around every thing I plant, and now have nice rich soil.
Here is a handy  guide e across about companion planting

Plant Good Companions



Basil Pepper, Tomato, Marigold

Bush Beans Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Pea, Potato, Radish, Rosemary, Strawberry, Savory, Sunflower, Tansy, Marigold Basil, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Onion

Pole Beans Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Corn Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Marigold, Pea, Potato, Radish, Rosemary, Savory, Strawberry, Tansy Basil, Beets, Cabbage, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Onion, Radish, Sunflower

Beets Bush Beans, Cabbage family, Lettuce, Lima Bean, Onion, Radish, Sage Mustard, Pole Bean

Cabbage Family Bush Beans, Beets, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Dill, Lettuce, Mint, Nasturtium, Onions, Rosemary, Sage, Spinach, Thyme, All Strong Herbs, Marigold, Nasturtium Pole Bean, Strawberry, Tomato

Carrots Beans, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Chives, Lettuce, Leek, Onion, Peas, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, Tomato Celery, Dill, Parsnip

Celery Almost everything except —> —> —> —> Carrot, Parsley, Parsnip

Corn All Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cucumber, Melons, Parsley, Peas, Early Potatoes, Pumpkin, Squash Tomato

Cucumbers Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Cabbage family, Corn, Dill, Eggplant, Lettuce, Marigold, Nasturtium, Onions, Peas, Radish, Tomato, Savory, Sunflower, No Strong Herbs Potato

Eggplant Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Peas, Peppers, Potato, Spinach Fennel

Lettuce Everything, but especially Carrots, Garlic, Onion and Radish — none —

Melon Corn, Nasturtium, Radish Potato

Onion Beets, Cabbage family, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Lettuce, Parsnip, Pepper, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Tomato, Turnip, Savory Asparagus, Beans, Peas, Sage

Parsley Tomato — none —

Peas Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Carrots, Celery, Chicory, Corn Cucumber, Eggplant, Parsley, Early Potato, Radish, Spinach, Strawberry, Sweet pepper, Turnips Onion, Late Potato

Potato Bush bean, Cabbage family, Carrot, Corn, Horseradish, Marigold, Onion, Parsnip, Peas Cucumber, Kohlrabi, Parsnip, Pumpkin, Rutabaga, Squash family, Sunflower, Turnip, Fennel,

Radish Beet, Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Melons, Nasturtium, Parsnip, Peas, Spinach, Squash family Hyssop

Spinach Celeriac, Celery, Corn, Eggplant, Cauliflower

Squash Corn, Onion, Radish

Strawberry Bush Beans, Lettuce, Nasturtium, Onion, Radish, Spinach Cabbage, Potato

Tomato Asparagus, Basil, Bean, Cabbage family, Carrots, Celery, Chive, Cucumber, Garlic, Head lettuce, Marigold, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Parsley, Pepper, Marigold Pole beans, Corn Dill, Fennel, Potato
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