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    Ah, I didnt think of herbs. Straight out of the greenhouse for the BBQ with basil on the top!

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    I had been told about marigold being good for keeping certain bugs away as well. Also tasty petals.

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    eskimo,loved the companion planting link. Does anyone know a herb thats good to plant around apple and pear trees?Quick thought on marigolds,don't try eating the petals of french marigolds cos they not edible. They did work as a companion plant with my toms last year.

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    Clover and Chives apparently:

    CLOVER: Long used as a green manure and plant companion. Attracts many beneficials. Useful planted around apple trees to attract predators of the woolly aphid.

    CHIVES: Improves growth and flavor of carrots and tomatoes. Chives may drive away Japanese beetles and carrot rust fly. Planted among apple trees it may help prevent scab. A tea of chives may be used on cucumbers to prevent downy mildew.

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    Thanks for that. I think there will be extra chives getting planted.

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    Hi guys,
    I plant basil, marigolds, and eggplant (Japanese ichiban) near my tomatoes. I am not sure if this is something that you can get in your area.

    I also haven't planted anything in between the strawberries. They tend to send out runners rather quickly, and when I want to replenish the bed, I usually need the space to save a few for new plantings. I have heard that lettuce and spinach can be interplanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Thumb Annie
    Hi guys,
    I plant basil, marigolds, and eggplant (Japanese ichiban) near my tomatoes. I am not sure if this is something that you can get in your area....
    This is exactly what will be in our greenhouse (plus some more aubs) this summer!
    Manda.

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    And a heaven in a wild flower

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    Look up the best conditions for chives and rosemary. I think both tend to do best in drier soil than you would have near your tomatoes. If I put chives near my tomatoes, it would rot.

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