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Companion Planting Made Easy

| 10/26/2017 2:33:00 PM

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The Garden Planner team spent months researching the best companion planting combinations for your garden. The result: A fantastic new companion planting feature that makes companion planting a cinch.

Companion Planting in the Garden Planner

To use the Garden Planner’s companion planting feature, select a crop on your plan then click on the heart-shaped Companion Planting button. The selection bar will then show only suitable companion plants. Select one and drop it into place.

To add a companion plant between two crops, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and click on each crop. Click the Companion Planting button and the selection bar will show all possible companions for either of the selected crops. To remove the filter, just click on the heart again.

Let’s look at a few examples of companion plant pairings that are backed up by science.

4/10/2019 10:25:33 AM

I'm reading conflicting information that Sunflowers and Pole Beans do not do well together due to the fact that Sunflowers are alleopathic. Any thoughts as to why you recommend this companion planting while other sources do not?

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