In a nutshell it is the close planting of varieties that enhance each other’s growth, or protect each other from pests and insects. The first and foremost rule of companion planting is diversity. If all the plants are the same they are competing for exactly the same nutrients and can often end up having the same pest problems.
February is one of the hottest months of the year so now is a good time to start some of your Autumn sowings both outdoors and indoors. Sowing times depends on what district you live in but you can start seeds indoors roughly 6 weeks prior to planting.
If you're short on space or perhaps live in an apartment, you've most likely settled on the idea that you can't have a garden. Well let me introduce you to ‘Container Gardening’ and how you too can grow your own crop of vegetables or even a garden full of flowers.
Follow this guide to find out how to create your own successful container garden!