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by Shawn M on April 28, 2006 01:05 AM
Hello everyone,

I've been looking at different charts about companion gardening, but am a bit confused. If they are "bad companions" does that mean they won't grow or what? What about vegetables that aren't listed as good or bad? I plan on planting lettuce with my tomatoes and radishes and spinach with my bush peppers. Will this be okay? I am a container gardener due to space.

Shawn
by tkhooper on April 28, 2006 02:15 AM
Bad Companions or enemies usually means that they would compete for the same nutrients causing smaller plants and less produce. It can also mean a change in flavor.

Here is what my list has as far as good and bad companions for the veggies you want to plant.

Tomato friends: carrots, celery, cucumber, marigold, nasturtium, onion, parsley, pepper.

Tomato enemies: Cabbage, kohlrabi, potato.

Lettuce friends: Beets, cabbage, carrot, cucumber, kohlrabi, onion family, radish, strawberry.

Radish friends: Carrot, cucumber, leaf lettuce, mustard, nasturtium, parsnips, pea, pole bean.

Spinach friends: Cabbage, strawberry.

Pepper friends: Carrots, eggplant, okra, onion, parsnip, tomato.

Hope this helps

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by Shaheena on May 11, 2006 06:38 AM
Hi there,
I am trying to find Parsnip seeds and cant find any at all.......can anyone direct me to a place I can buy some???
Also my husband is english and they have a veggie over there called a Swede....... is there something similar over here in the U.S.??
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
by ChristinaC on May 11, 2006 07:45 AM
Swede is rutabaga.

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by johnCT on May 11, 2006 08:13 AM
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Originally posted by Shaheena:
Hi there,
I am trying to find Parsnip seeds and cant find any at all.......can anyone direct me to a place I can buy some???

http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/catalog/carrot_celery_parsnip.html

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog/subcategory.aspx?category=1&subcategory=37

http://www.victoryseeds.com/catalog/vegetable/parsnip.html

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John - Zone 6
by Longy on May 11, 2006 11:03 AM
What about vegetables that aren't listed as good or bad?
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These are OK to interplant. They just don't affect one another in any discernible way.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutabaga
More on the swede (yellow turnip.) Yummo.

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by Shawn M on May 11, 2006 11:12 PM
Thanks Longy...I am on my way to getting my veggies going.

Shawn

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