Companion Planting Provides a More Natural
Environment for Plants to Thrive In
by Chip Phelan
Companion planting is a highly effective technique for organic gardeners. From
controlling pests naturally to improving the flavor of your vegetables,
companion planting is an easy and environmentally friendly way to manage your
If you look closely at the natural landscape, you’ll never see a large area
populated by a single species. Why then would it make sense to plant a single
crop in a field or in a section of your garden? It doesn’t. Companion planting
makes a lot of sense.
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