basil companion plants with vegetables and herbs list:
- Green onions
If you’re looking for more ideas about companion planting, click here to my what herbs grow well together article.
|people ask me:
Can I Plant Rosemary & Basil Together?
Well, the answer in the article below (and it might surprise you)
Basil(Super Herb)one of the most popular and beneficial herb.
Basil does not spread all over the area and does not prevent other plants from growing.
It is seasonal in most places.
Basil releases oil that assists other plants to develop at their best.
by deterring damaging insects or (some claim)by enhancing the flavor of the fruit, vegetable, and other herbs.
The aroma of basil is a spicy, aromatic fragrance that makes it so popular In many types of foods.
basil smell deters many insects including:-
What should I plant with basil – My recommendations
planting basil with tomatoes
Growing tomatoes with Basil do not appear to enhance the tomato flavor(Although some claim the opposite).
but studies have shown((Bomford, Michael (May 2004)), that growing them around 10 inches apart can increase the yield of tomatoes by about 20%.
basil and tomatoes were made to be together, not only in sauces but in the garden, too. This herb helps tomatoes produce greater yields and it repels both flies and mosquitoes
the smell of the basil will help drive the aphids away from your tomatoes.
insects come to plants primarily from the smell, they sense a certain crop that they’ll feed on, basil fragrance confused the insect, and they will not lay the eggs on the tomato plant.
planting basil with peppers
Both peppers and basil thrive in warm weather, both need full sun.
growing basil next to peppers improves their flavor.
they’re improving the pepper quality and may help to repel some common garden pests, such as aphids, spider mites, mosquitoes, and flies.
Can I Plant Rosemary & Sega with basil?
Well, the answer is yes, at least as regards the holy basil.
True, basil likes rich well-drained soil with plenty of moisture.
Rosemary and sage prefer more dry soil
All this is true, but rosemary and sage are very strong herbs.
if they are in a flower bed that is drained well.
They have no problem growing, as long as they getting enough sun, just like basil plant loves.
In the picture, my basil has been flourishing for 4 years between sage and rosemary!.
They all bloom, and we use them to spice our food all the time!
what not to plant with basil
Still, there are some plants that do not get along with basil (you can’t be a friend of them all)
Tips for how to plant and grow Basil in your Garden
1. basil requires warmth and heat to grow, wait until soil temperatures reach above 70 degrees(21 degrees Celsius).
2. Plant your basil in an area that receives lots of sunlight, at least 6 hours per day.
3. if your planning to plant a few basil Plant, seedling at least 10(25 cm) inches apart to allow each plant room to grow.
4. basil plants also like moisture and lots of it. you can add a thick layer of much around the plants to keep the soil moist through hot summer days.
5. Harvesting basil leaves probably will begin just a few weeks after the seedling develops leaves.
Once the plant is at least 6 inches(15cm) tall, you can begin pruning leaves from the bottom and continued upwards.
6. picking leaves, and pinching off any flower heads that begin to grow, will encourage the plant to continue to produce new growth and delicious basil leaves for your culinary needs.
Basil is best used fresh, but can also be frozen immediately after being picked to retain freshness for later use.
summary for basil companion plants
Basil is undoubtedly one of the most popular herbs.
And best of all, you can plant it with quite a few vegetables and other herbs.
In addition, basil is an ecological plant that attracts butterflies, certain species(holy basil for example) even attracts bees.
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