Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Companion Planting

The seedlings are looking so healthy, they are a credit to the kids.

It is time to plant our first batch and we have decided to companion plant again this year. The children learnt about it last year and are keen to try again. We have corn and sunflowers interspersed peas and beans. the beans and peas will climb up the stalks of the corn and sunflowers. If the climbers grow faster than the stalks then we will have to get some stakes in but we are hoping that it will all work out.

Another bonus of doing it this way is that each plant will flower at different times, giving our lovely bees plenty to do and eat throughout the summer months. We have also planted beetroot and tomatoes - we are really looking forward to summer!!!

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