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    Default What to plant with strawberries?

    Hi guys

    I have just ordered 24 strawb runners from T&M for the allotment. At least 18 will be planted in a dedicated bed. Can I plant anything to go with them? Will herbs and strawberries get on? What about flowers such as Dahlias? I'm not keen on having lettuce or radishes in this bed, I got enough of that else where.

    Any suggestions greatly apprecieated.

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    Hi Wizer, don't know what you should plant alongside your strawberries but dont think it would be dhalias. You don,t want to be blocking the sun from the strawberries with anything too tall.

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    Here's a good chart to check for companion plants:

    Check this link...

    It says good caompanions for strawberries are - Bush Beans, Lettuce, Onion, Spinach.

    Hope that helps.

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    Brilliant link Eskymo!

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    Ahh maybe spinach then, or possibly I might place a rosemary bush at each end of the bed.

    Thanks guys.

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    Being a newbie to greenhouses, is there anything I can plant in the greenhouse border around the tomatoes?

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    I'm guesing most soft herbs would do well, chives, basil, parsley, etc

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    I've been told to plant 'Calendula Pot Marigold' somewhere else on the vine and giving it a go.

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