This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.
Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 13, 2017
Dear Almanac readers,
Consider companion planting—some plants grow better when planted near each other! Add plants that attract beneficial insects (such as sunflower, yarrow, dill, and coriander). We've long wished to incorporate this philosophy into our Garden Planning tool—and now we have!
Companion planting has traditionally been a headache to plan, with conflicting opinions and complicated tables of information. Now you can plan in minutes what used to take hours. Let the Garden Planner advise you and enjoy the benefits of working with nature!
Your Almanac Editors
If the grass grows in Janiveer,
It grows the worse for 't all the year.
Companion Planting Guide
Do you follow the principles of companion planting in your garden? See our tips on what plants to plant next to each other—and which to plant far apart—including popular crops like tomatoes, basil, potatoes, beans, and more.
Companion Planting Chart for Vegetables
Find out which vegetables should and shouldn’t be planted together with our companion planting chart. Our chart covers 10 of the most popular vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and more!
Companion Planting Flowers With Vegetables
Planting flowers in the vegetable garden will deter pests and add beauty. Learn more in this video about the benefits of companion planting with flowers—and discover the best flowers to grow.
How to Grow Scented Geraniums
It’s only January, but already I’m tired of looking out at a bleak sheet of white. Luckily, I have some plants that are a sensory delight all year ‘round—scented geraniums.