Winter is nearly gone and gardening season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to consider what you might do similar and different from last year.
Author and expert gardener Sally Jean Cunningham has a suggestion: Try companion planting.
By planting unique combinations of vegetables, herbs and flowers, you can minimize pests and diseases – while boosting your garden’s yield!
Cunningham, author of “Great Garden Companions,” is the guest on this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio.
She says the Native Americans’ “three sisters” method is just scratching the surface in companion planting.
Cunningham also tells us:
- What always should be planted around tomatoes, potatoes and beans.
- Why she doesn’t use traditional gardening methods when companion planting.
- Which vegetables, flowers and herbs should not be planted close to one another.
- Why she believes most bugs in the garden are actually good for vegetables.
Finally, Cunningham tells us about her favorite types of mulch — and most of them are dirt-cheap.
If you’re a gardener who can’t wait to get your hands dirty this spring, then this is one show you don’t want to miss!
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