Just as some people seem to rub each other the wrong way, so are many plants incompatible with one another. Other plants absolutely thrive when planted near each other. The Farmer’s Almanac email that I received today has a great chard on companion vegetable plants — the friends and the foes. You can access the entire article here.
Another tidbit I gleaned from this mailing that might be of interest to all you young Moms and to anyone who (like me) gardens on their knees — grass stains may (apparently) be removed from clothing by applying molasses and then “dipping” in cold water. I assume one would wash as usual afterwards. Who knew?