In The Veggie Patch: Friend or Foe

Veggie dance...from The Farmer's AlmanacJust 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?


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

3 thoughts on “In The Veggie Patch: Friend or Foe”

  1. Nancy girl !
    I had to laugh with the molasses tip (which probably is a great one !) but it seemed so funny .. immediately I thought of beans on toast with molasses ? now after reading that .. eeuuuwww ! LOL
    I know it is quite true about companion planting .. great information for gardeners with that article. Thank you girl !

    You’re welcome, Joy — I’m happy you found it useful. :)

  2. Ha! Well, I knew there had to be SOME kind of use for molasses! (Please God, give me any other sweetener, yeccchhh. Maple syrup comes to mind!)

    Now, now…what would we do without molasses? Gingerbreads and molasses cookies, baked beans and brown bread…none of them possible without dependable old molasses! :)

  3. Thanks for the link! I’ll be bookmarking that. I’d heard some of those (keep tomatoes away from cabbages, etc), but that’s more detailed than I’d had before.

    I’m glad you found it useful, GG. :)

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