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Companion Planting for Raised Bed Garden

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Comment by Jennifer on May 9, 2013 at 4:04pm

Kaaaaaaarin! You know what's coming, right? Is it OK with you if I add this photo (crediting you, of course!) to the Garden Planning 101? (It'll stay here, where it is, too. It'll just add it there, as well—pending your OK.)

Comment by Karin Bosela on May 9, 2013 at 4:09pm

The bed construction is 8 x 8 x 16 header block stacked 2 high with rebar reinforcement for stability - herbs will be planted in the holes of the block as shown. A canopy of PVC and connectors will hold the UV fabric so the plants don't cook in the Florida sun and there will be 5 - 4" PVC pipes with holes for composting material for the earth worms to fertilize my garden. Companion planting was used in this layout as oregano & nasturium keep beetles away from melons and squash - rhubard helps keep black fly's off the bean plants; swiss chard provides shade for the hot pepper plants; and some plants just like each other.

Comment by Karin Bosela on May 9, 2013 at 4:26pm
OK with me! Look for a post of companion plants for your garden soon.
Comment by Jennifer on May 10, 2013 at 4:07pm

Ooooh, Karin. Before you post that post on companion planting, would you consider doing it as a 101? Let me know, and I can send you a few notes. (Fingers crossed.)

Comment by Karin Bosela on May 10, 2013 at 4:11pm

Sure Jennifer - I would love to do it as a 101 if you'll be so kind as to walk me through how to do it.

Comment by Jennifer on May 10, 2013 at 4:12pm

Consider yourself recruited! I'll send you a note shortly. Thank you!


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