Companion planting is a type of wisdom that comes with thousands of years of experience. Basically, this just means planting more than one type of plant in an area to maximize the benefits that come from not only diversity itself, but also from the different specific characteristics each plant has. Benefits include stronger, healthier plant growth, pest control, shade, attracting beneficial bugs, etc. Regardless of the exact mechanisms of action, companion planting increases diversity, which is always a good thing. Diversity confuses bugs and gives them a less hospitable environment to call home. It also helps quell the spreading of diseases, while actually simultaneously feeding the soil to give your intended crop a boost!
Companion plants are good for:
deterring pests, attracting beneficial plants, diversity, structure support, and soil health
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