First, let’s answer the question, “what is companion planting?“. It’s the practice of growing various plants together so each plant may benefit from the other.
– Identifying plants that grow poorly together. – Avoiding plants competing with one another – Prevent the spreading of plant diseases.
If two plants grow close together, some can even produce chemicals that will stunt or kill them.
Understanding when to use particular plant combinations to your garden’s advantage is the fundamental goal of the study and practice of companion planting.
The idea is to forego using artificial fertilizers or insecticides on your plants and let nature take care of what she does best.
By using crop rotation, you’ll switch up your planting locations each growing season, causing each bed to grow a different crop and preventing the growth of pests and pathogens.
Rows of any kind are not found in nature. Additionally, you don’t see vast swaths of a single plant type surrounded by nothing else. Nature is varied.