Companion Planting Herbs And Brassicas – Polyculture Hybrid Garden

Companion planting herbs and brassicas for pest control, moisture retention and plant health in a hybrid polyculture square foot garden bed. Companion plants…
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25 Responses to “Companion Planting Herbs And Brassicas – Polyculture Hybrid Garden”

  1. How did this ultimately turn out? The cabbage moths did a number on my
    this year and I would like to find some companion plants to deal with them.

  2. Exposed soil makes gardening more difficult. Get a bale of straw (not hay
    which has more seeds) and “shake” it out over the bed to create a light
    cover. Don’t worry about covering the leaves as long as you don’t bury them
    – they will wriggle up into the sunlight in a few days. The straw covering
    helps retain moisture and protect the microorganisms in the soil, plus it
    will break down as time progresses and turn into nutrients. Unfortunately
    the straw might look a bit rustic if you don’t have edging for your beds,
    so use rocks or even garden timbers (they’re roughly $4 for an 8 foot
    length). Good luck! 

  3. Polyculture and Companion Plants for Brassicas.

  4. Thanks! I’ll definitely check it out. Underneath the soil is pretty loose
    and moist, but the surface cracks and dries right out for some reason. The
    whole garden is now covered in pine needles and straw, and I’l be working
    it into the soil at the end of the season and covering it with tree leaves
    for the winter. Next spring I’ll work the leaves in early, and it should be
    pretty good soil by time to plant.

  5. looking good my friend , great to it all comming along

  6. Thanks! We’ve had lots of rain since making this video and everything is
    really taking off.

  7. Thanks, things are looking good so far.

  8. Hey my friend seen a recipient on you tube for wild nettles a wild garlic
    leaves soup however they don’t really show how to cook it . Was wondering
    if you’d make a video on how to cook it :)

  9. I ain’t heard from ya in a while, hope all is well.

  10. thanks!

  11. I hope so! :) I hope it keeps the roots cool at least

  12. Ate my first fresh radishes a week or so back and will be eating fresh
    salad shortly.

  13. Looking great! I did some companion planting myself this year to try and
    deter things like the cabbage moth butterfly. The aromatic herbs and
    flowers definitely helped in our garden, but ultimately they didn’t keep
    out all the moths. I found a lot of success with planting trap crops like
    mustard greens, because they have such big leafy greens the moths tend to
    prefer those and they avoided a lot of our broccoli’s. Thanks for the
    update can’t wait to see the progress!

  14. You’re welcome! It’s just a matter of putting the stuff in the ground and
    watching it grow. I try to keep gardening as simple as possible, but taking
    a bit of time to find out which plants grow well together definitely helps.
    I hope!

  15. That’s funny! I just read that pumpkins and melons are good companions, but
    it seems to me one would win out over the other. I planted catnip mint with
    my muskmelons just today in hopes it will help deter bugs.

  16. Thanks! I think slugs are the one bug I usually don’t have a problem with.
    But, I’m sure I will sooner or later. Slugs were a big problem at my old
    place.

  17. Ya, I’ve cooked nettles on here. I usually just steam or boil them like
    spinach. I made nettles with panfish and nettles with ramen noodles, maybe
    a few other ways too, I don’t recall completely.

  18. Gardening With Puppies Reply April 26, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I don’t know if the difference in climate will matter, but you are
    right…it does seem to work well down here. Thanks so much for the
    compliment.

  19. I decided to plant closer together because of you and James Prigioni. Both
    of your gardens look real good and healthy.

  20. westvirginiasurvival Reply April 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    You sure got it together Roosevelt. Thanks for sharing all of the ideas.
    Good luck.

  21. Companion planting seems to be a bit science and a bit art. I think once we
    get it down things will grow much better overall. I most definitely don’t
    have it down yet. LOL

  22. Thanks Douglas!

  23. I just planted Nasturiums with my pumpkins and cukes, I usually use
    Marigolds, but heard about Nasturiums, so will try it this way this year.
    Love your idea!

  24. I heard mint is suppose to keep bugs away too. Last year i put spaghetti
    squash next to the pumpkins, the vines were so aggressive it killed off the
    pumpkins like some kind of tv soap opera.

  25. Good idea with keeping a drawing of what you planted, I do the same thing
    because I alway forget to put the markers down.