Companion Planting for Vegetables

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Event Date

April 24, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Program

TCU Extended Education in the Garden

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

The companion planting chart provides a list of 10 common vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and more. The age-old practice of companion planting is based on the theory that certain plants can either enhance, or in some cases inhibit, the growth of others. Scientists have tested some of this folk wisdom and found this type of inter-planting to be beneficial in several ways. Some plants repel or at least confuse pests while others attract beneficial insects that aid in pollination. Some plants supply additional nutrients to the soil that affect the growth and flavor of their companion or simply provide shade.

About TCU Extended Education in the Garden

BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with TCU Extended Education to engage, educate, and enlighten the  the Fort Worth community through high quality courses that take place in the Garden.