Companion planting is an age-old agricultural practice that involves growing different plant species in close proximity to each other, leveraging the natural abilities of each plant to benefit its neighbors. This method is rooted in the understanding that certain plants can enhance the growth, flavor, and health of other plants, deter pests, or improve soil health. Benefits include Pest Control, where some plants emit chemicals or scents that repel pests; Soil Enrichment, where plants like beans and peas fix nitrogen; Improved Growth and Flavor, with plants enhancing the growth rate or flavor of their neighbors; and Shade and Support, where tall plants provide shade or support for others. Popular pairs include Tomatoes and Basil, Corn, Beans, and Squash, and Carrots and Rosemary. It’s essential to research and plan carefully for effective companion planting.
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